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Saints All Time Position Rankings

After the release of Roman Harper, Jabari Greer and Will Smith coupled with the announcement the Saints wouldn't be re-signing Jonathan Vilma, it made me wonder where each guy fit in the Saints' all time position rankings. So I decided to put together the all time top 5 in team history at each position. All four recently departed players were firmly in the top five of all time at their respective positions and really there's no debate necessary. Here is what I came up with:

Quarterbacks:

1. Drew Brees (2006-present) 7 Pro Bowls

2. Archie Manning (1971-1982) 2 Pro Bowls

3. Bobby Hebert (1985-1992)

4. Aaron Brooks (2000-2005)

5. Jim Everett (1994-1996)

 

Runningbacks:

1. Deuce McAllister (2001-2009) 2 Pro Bowls

2. Dalton Hilliard (1986-1993) 1 Pro Bowl

3. George Rogers (1981-1984) 2 Pro Bowls

4. Reuben Mayes (1986-1991) 2 Pro Bowls

5. Chuck Muncie (1976-1980) 1 Pro Bowl

 

Fullbacks:

1. Craig Heyward (1988-1992)

2. Tony Galbreath (1976-1980)

3. Terrelle Smith (2000-2003)

4. Hokie Gajan (1981-1985)

5. Mike Karney (2004-2008)

 

Wide Receivers:

1. Marques Colston (2006-present)

2. Joe Horn (2000-2006) 4 Pro Bowls

3. Eric Martin (1985-1993) 1 Pro Bowl

4. Danny Abramowicz (1967-1973)

5. Lance Moore (2007-present)

 

Tight Ends:

1. Jimmy Graham (2010-present) 2 Pro Bowls

2. Hoby Brenner (1981-1993) 1 Pro Bowl

3. Henry Childs (1974-1980) 1 Pro Bowl

4. John Tice (1983-1992)

5. Cam Cleeland (1998-2001)

 

Tackles:

1. Willie Roaf (1993-2001) 7 Pro Bowls

2. Stan Brock (1980-1992)

3. Jermon Bushrod (2007-2012) 2 Pro Bowls

4. Jammal Brown (2005-2009) 2 Pro Bowls

5. Kyle Turley (1998-2002)

 

Guards:

1. Jahri Evans (2006-present) 5 Pro Bowls

2. Jim Dombrowski (1986-1996)

3. Jake Kupp (1967-1975) 1 Pro Bowl

4. LeCharles Bentley (2002-2005) 2 Pro Bowls

5. Carl Nicks (2008-2011) 2 Pro Bowls

 

Centers:

1. Joel Hilgenberg (1984-1993) 1 Pro Bowl

2. Jerry Fontenot (1997-2003)

3. John Hill (1975-1984)

4. Steve Korte (1983-1990)

5. Jonathan Goodwin (2006-2010) 1 Pro Bowl

 

Defensive Ends:

1. Wayne Martin (1989-1999) 1 Pro Bowl

2. Will Smith (2004-2013) 1 Pro Bowl

3. Joe Johnson (1994-2001) 2 Pro Bowls

4. Frank Warren (1981-1994)

5. Doug Atkins (1967-1969)

 

Defensive Tackles:

1. La'Roi Glover (1997-2001) 2 Pro Bowls

2. Jim Wilks (1981-1993)

3. Derland Moore (1973-1985) 1 Pro Bowl

4. Tony Elliott (1982-1988)

5. Elex Price (1973-1980)

 

Linebackers:

1. Rickey Jackson (1981-1993) 6 Pro Bowls

2. Sam Mills (1986-1994) 4 Pro Bowls

3. Pat Swilling (1986-1992) 4 Pro Bowls

4. Vaughan Johnson (1986-1993) 4 Pro Bowls

5. Jonathan Vilma (2008-2013) 2 Pro Bowls

 

Cornerbacks:

1. Dave Whitsell (1967-1969) 1 Pro Bowl

2. Johnnie Poe (1981-1987)

3. Mike McKenzie (2005-2009)

4. Jabari Greer (2009-2013)

5. Eric Allen (1995-1997) 1 Pro Bowl

 

Safeties:

1. Dave Waymer (1980-1989) 1 Pro Bowl

2. Tommy Myers (1972-1981) 1 Pro Bowl

3. Sammy Knight (1997-2002) 1 Pro Bowl

4. Roman Harper (2006-2013) 2 Pro Bowls

5. Darren Sharper (2009-2010) 1 Pro Bowl

 

Kickers:

1. Morten Anderson (1982-1994) 6 Pro Bowls

2. John Carney (2001-2006, 2009-2010) 

3. Doug Brien (1995-2000)

4. Tom Dempsey (1969-1970) 1 Pro Bowl

5. Garrett Hartley (2008-2013)

 

Punters:

1. Thomas Morstead (2009-present) 1 Pro Bowl

2. Tommy Barnhardt (1987, 1989-1994, 1999)

3. Mitch Berger (2003-2006) 1 Pro Bowl

4. Brian Hansen (1984-1988) 1 Pro Bowl

5. Tom Blanchard (1974-1978)

 

Kick/Punt Returners:

1. Michael Lewis (2001-2006) 1 Pro Bowl

2. Tyrone Hughes (1993-1996) 1 Pro Bowl

3. Mel Gray (1986-1988)

4. Reggie Bush (2006-2010)

5. Darren Sproles (2011-present)

 

Special Teamers:

1. Fred McAfee (1991-1993, 2000-2006) 1 Pro Bowl

2. Bennie Thompson (1989-1991) 1 Pro Bowl

3. Steve Gleason (2000-2007)

4. Courtney Roby (2008-2012)

5. Chris Reis (2007-2010)

 

Honorable mentions: DE Bruce Clark, S Gene Atkins, RB Pierre Thomas, S Brett Maxie, WR Devery Henderson, DE Renaldo Turnbull, LB Mark Fields, DE Darren Howard, WR Quinn Early, CB Fred Thomas, CB Ernie Jackson, G Steve Trapilo, DE Cameron Jordan, WR Wes Chandler, DT Norman Hand.

Anything listed you disagree with? Did I miss anyone?

Andrew Juge

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