The Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Akron
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Akron Zips?
From May 1 until the start of the 2016 NFL season on September 11, we're going to list the best players that the Saints ever drafted from all 128 FBS schools, as of 2015.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Akron.
The pick: Andy Alleman
You can't have an easier pick than this, as Alleman is the only player in franchise history who was drafted out of Akron.
Taken by the Saints in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Alleman actually never appeared in a game for the Saints.
He did, however, dress for one game, so that makes him eligible.
After being waived by the Saints in 2008, Alleman signed with the Miami Dolphins, where he played in 15 games, starting 2, before spending the 2009 campaign with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he appeared in 9 games, including 3 starts.
In a brief NFL career, which lasted only 2 seasons, Alleman appeared in 24 games, including 7 starts.
A transfer from Pittsburgh, before heading to Akron, Alleman, the only former Zip player ever drafted by the Saints, dressed out just one game for the franchise.
Still, that's good enough for Alleman to be declared the best franchise player ever drafted from Akron.