2006 was no better for Saban. He passed on Drew Brees in free agency and traded a 2nd round pick to the Vikings for Daunte Culpepper. Culpepper played only a few games before he injured his knee. He would be in Miami only one season.
With his first round pick, Saban chose defensive back Jason Allen followed by WR Derek Hagan, tackle Joe Toledo, DT Fred Evans and Rodrique Wright, and finally Devin Aromashadu.
Of those players, Jason Allen lasted four seasons and part of a 5th but never reached the first round potential many thought he had. Joe Toledo spent his time injured and did not play a down in the regular season. Derek Hagan’s career lasted two seasons and part of third before being moved.
Who was the best?