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Roaf at top of Saints’ list

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Ex-Tech star picked as team’s best-ever draftee
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Former Louisiana Tech University star William Roaf was recently named as the top overall draft pick in New Orleans Saints’ history by a national magazine. The Pine Bluff, Ark., native earned Pro Bowl trips in seven of his nine years with the franchise.

He may have finished his Pro Bowl career with another franchise, but William Roaf will always be remembered as a New Orleans Saints’ legend.

And the inaugural, highly readable and information-loaded NFL Magazine isn’t letting fans (and all of those defensive linemen who had to deal with him) forget about it.

In its predraft issue that arrived in our mail box recently, “The Official Magazine of the NFL” ranks the all-time top seven draftees of each team.

Roaf, the best offensive lineman ever to play at Louisiana Tech University and one of the NFL’s best-ever at left tackle, is No. 1 on the Saints’ list.

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