Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Connecticut
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Connecticut Huskies?
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, Boise St., Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Florida, Central Michigan, and South Alabama, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Yesterday, we looked at the best player the Saints ever drafted from Colorado St.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Connecticut.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Connecticut, the choice....well, there is no choice, as there's only one guy...linebacker Alfred Ficnher (2005).
Can you be the best player ever drafted from a school without ever starting a game?
You can when you're the only player ever taken from that school.
And that's the case with Fincher, a linebacker, who played 3 years for the Saints, from 2005-2007.
A native of Norwood, Massachusetts, Fincher was selected by the Saints in the 3rd round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Fincher played in 11 games as a rookie, all as a reserve and special teams player, compiling 7 tackles.
Fincher continued as a reserve and special teams player in the 2006 & 2007 seasons, appearing in 13 games, totaling 8 tackles.
Fincher played for the Washington Redskins, appearing in 14 games, all as a reserve and special-teamer in 2008, before retiring.
In three seasons with the Saints, Fincher played in 24 games, all as a reserve, compiling 15 tackles.
In four seasons in the NFL, Fincher played in 38 games, all as a reserve, totaling 18 tackles.