Runner-Up: Marcus Davenport (2018)
More recently known for their current cap situation and strange infatuation with Taysom Hill, the Saints built their foundation in the draft over the last decade. This roster has continued to be filled with quality on both sides of the ball because they generally hit on a few picks each year. But the mid-2010s had a rough stretch.
It’s tough to name a runner-up for a first-round pick. Marcus Davenport was the closest thing to a miss because the Saints traded up with two first-round picks and a mid-rounder for him. Davenport has been solid but unspectacular thus far.