The Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Boston College
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Boston College Eagles?
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.
Of course, there are a number of schools, including Air Force, Appalachian St., Arizona, Army, Baylor, Bowling Green, Buffalo, and South Alabama, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Yesterday, we looked at the best player the Saints ever drafted from Ball St.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Boston College.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Boston College, the choice is between offensive lineman Bill Seitz (1967), linebacker Robert Watts (1977), center Matt Tennant (2010), and offensive lineman Steve Trapilo (1987).
Not an overly exciting group to choose from here, but the pick is going to be Trapilo, an offensive lineman, who played for the Saints for five seasons, from 1987-1990, and then again in 1992.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Trapilo was selected by the Saints in the 4th round of the 1987 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Trapilo played in 11 games as a rookie, all as a starter, providing solid play at right guard from head coach Jim Mora, as he was selected to the NFL All-Rookie team.
For the next three seasons, Trapilo continued to be the team's starting right guard, starting 9 games in 1988, and all 16 games in both 1989 and 1990.
After missing the 1991 season, due to injury, Trapilo became a reserve in 1992, playing in 5 games, before retiring.
In five seasons in the NFL, all with the Saints, Trapilo played in 57 games, including 52 as a starter.