The Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Cincinnati
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Cincinnati Bearkats?
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 Boston College.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Cincinnati.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Cincinnati, the choice is limited to only two player, defensive end Mike Crangle (1972), and defensive tackle Ronnie Dixon (1993).
Not an exciting pick here, as Crangle played in only 12 games, while Dixon played in only 2.
Crangle played in 10 more games with the Saints than did Dixon, but because of his career success in the NFL, our pick is going to be Dixon, a defensive tackle, who played two games for the Saints,
A native of Clinton, North Carolina, Dixon was selected by the Saints in the 6th round of the 1993 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Dixon played in two games as a rookie, without making a tackle.
Out of football in 1994, Dixon played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1995 and 1996, appearing in 32 games, including 14 starts, while compiling 30 tackles, including a career-high 22 in 1995.
Dixon played for the New York Jets in 1997, and then the Kansas City Chiefs in 1998, before retiring.
In five seasons in the NFL, Dixon played in 43 games, including 17 as a starter, accumulating 30 tackles.