Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Washington
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Washington 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, East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Hawaii, ULM, Miami (Ohio), Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Navy, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico St., Ohio, Rice, Rutgers, San Jose St., South Alabama, South Florida, Southern Miss, TCU, Temple, Texas St., Toledo, Troy, and UTEP, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Earlier, we looked at the best player that the Saints ever drafted out of Wake Forest.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Washington.
When it comes to deciding who the best player from the University of Washington ever drafted by the Saints is, the choice is limited to tight end Cam Cleeland (1998), receiver Lonzell Hill (1987), linebacker Don Jones (1992), and linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha (2015).
The pick is going to be Hill, a receiver, who played 4 years for the Saints, from 1987-1990.
The Saints selected Hill in the 2nd round of the 1987 NFL Draft.
A native of Stockton, California, Hill caught 19 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie season.
The son of former NFL receiver J.D. Hill, Hill had his best season in 1998, compiling 66 receptions for 703 yards and 7 touchdowns, which were all career-highs.
1989 saw Hill to be fairly productive once again, as he caught 48 passes for 636 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The 5-foot-11, 189-pound Hill caught only 3 passes in 1990, his final NFL season, prior to retiring.
In 4 NFL seasons, all with the Saints, Hill appeared in 55 games, including 28 as a starter, accumulating 136 receptions for 1,696 yards and 13 touchdowns.