New Orleans Saints First Round Draft Choices: Jammal Brown (2005)
The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 28, in Chicago, Illinois.
Between now and then, we’ll be looking back at all of the drafts of the New Orleans Saints, from 1967-2015.
Yesterday, we looked back at 2004.
The 2005 draft was the 39th draft in the history of the Saints.
The selection, the final one by former head coach Jim Haslett, turned out to be a good one for the Saints, landing a player who ended up being a 2-time Pro Bowl selection.
The pick: Jammal Brown, an offensive lineman from Oklahoma.
A native of Waxahachie, Texas, Brown, who was the 13th-overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft, played four years for the Saints, from 2005-2008.
The 6-foot-6, 313-pound Brown became an immediate starter for the Saints, playing and starting in 13 games at right tackle as a rookie.
The 2006 season saw Brown make the switch to left tackle.
The transition proved to be a successful one, as Brown was named to the Pro Bowl.
Brown continued his fine play in both 2007 and 2008, being named to the Pro Bowl for turned , before suffering a knee injury prior to the 2009 campaign, which ended his season.
The Saints traded Brown to the Washington Redskins prior to the 2010 season, where he played two years, before retiring.
In 4 seasons with the Saints, Brown appeared in 58 games, all as a starter.
In 6 seasons in the NFL, Brown played in 85 games, including 84 games as a starter.
As it turned out, Brown had a relatively brief, but successful stint with the franchise.
Other picks of note for the Saints in 2005 included Nebraska defensive back Josh Bullocks in the second round, and Connecticut linebacker Alfred Fincher in the third round.