After the Saints found two nearly pro-bowl caliber starters in the 2006 draft with WR Marques Colston and OG Jahri Evans, the Saints found another rising star in UDFA Pierre Thomas in the 2007 TC. This year’s surprise gem maybe another 7th round wide receiver, like Colston. The Saints traded with Green bay to get back into the 2008 draft in the 7th round to select Adrian Arrington, Mario Manningham’s wide receiver partner at Michigan.
Arrington has been impressing not only the fans and the media, but Coach Sean Payton and Drew Brees have been giving high praises to the receiver as he has been working hard and making some waves at Saints training camp in Jackson, MS.
While it’s unlikely that Arrington will be able to crack the Saints wide receiver starting line up with Marques Colston, David Patten and 2007 1st round pick Robert Meachem all having good camps themselves, it seems that Arrington is setting himself up to secure a roster spot. That maybe all Arrington needs to get some regular season game time in an offense that spreads the ball around to many receivers throughout the year.
The Saints have often even rotated receivers around, with four and five receivers getting thrown to in just a single game.
All eyes will be on Arrington in the pre-season games to see if he can do in real games what he seems to be doing in Jackson, MS. Making plays and impressing people.