New Orleans Saints First Round Draft Choices: Stan Brock (1980)
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, from 1967-2015.
Yesterday, we looked back at 1979.
The 1980 draft was the 14th draft in the history of the Saints.
The pick: Stan Brock, an offensive tackle, out of Colorado.
Brock, an offensive lineman, played for the Saints for 13 years, from 1980-1992.
After playing his college football at Colorado, Brock was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 1980 NFL Draft.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Brock made an immediate impact, starting at right tackle for 12 games in his rookie season.
The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Brock went on to start at right tackle over the next 12 years, including 10 seasons in which he started every game.
Brock left the Saints following the 1992 season, joining the San Diego Chargers, with whom he played three seasons, before retiring.
In 13 seasons with the Saints, Brock appeared in 186 games, including 182 as a starter.
In 16 NFL seasons, Brock appeared in 234 games, including 223 as a starter.
Following his playing days, Brock served as the Saints radio analyst, replacing Archie Manning in that role, while also serving as a head coach in the Arena Football League, and at Army.
The Saints made another solid pick in the second round, taking Notre Dame cornerback Dave Waymer, who went on to play for 10 years for the franchise.