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Saints TC Report: Did the Saints Find Another Gem?


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.

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5 Responses to “Saints TC Report: Did the Saints Find Another Gem?”

  1. Tim Lucky says:

    I would just like to say that is is nice to see a coach who can evaluate talent. Payton has a knack for finding a gem late in the draft and is not afraid to cut a ‘name’ if he has an 7th rounder or an UDFA who is turning heads. Not only that he finds these guys who have great moral balance.

  2. Casey says:

    Too bad he can’t do that with the defense……..

  3. Staffon says:

    I think that Sean Payton has done a great job with the team. He has done what past coaches failed to do, is bring in and find impact players at key positions. We still have alot of work to do (like get more athletic OLBs), but it’s shaping up. Finally after 15 years, the Saints look like a team that wants to win games and is a team that can contend. !! Geaux Saints !!

  4. Pat says:

    As a die hard Saints fan, I have to agree Payton is good at drafting late round talent, but what about the early rounds? Meachem? We missed out several quality line backers last year that we could have taken in the latter picks of the first round. While I agree that Payton is a quality coach, he is big boom or big bust with drafting and play calling. Colston vs. Meachem and Double Reverses inside the 5 for touchdowns and double reverses that are fumbled by the king of fumbles reggie bush with the game on the line.

  5. Bigshow says:

    Its our time and no one can stop us we have defense and offense good job payton. Who that talking bout beating them siant. We fired up we aint taken no mo!

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