Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Saints’

New Orleans Saints: B+

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The secondary should be better, no question (although that’s a refrain that's been sung before about the Saints). Projected top-10 cornerback Marshon Lattimore fell into New Orleans’s lap at No. 11, then Marcus Williams-a prospect just a notch below Malik

Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer watched the draft with the Saints

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Being a PGA Tour player comes with many perks. For Ryan Palmer and Jordan Spieth, you can add getting an insider's look at the NFL draft to the list. In town for the 2017 Zurich Classic, the pair spent the first round of the draft with the New Orleans Saints, according to the Golf Channel.

Saints add safety, trade up for running back in NFL draft

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The New Orleans Saints added a ball-hawking safety and traded up to take a running back during the second day of the NFL draft. The Saints also acquired a pass-rusher for a defense that ranked near the bottom of the NFL in sacks last season - albeit at the end of the third round, and with their sixth pick overall. New Orleans used their second-round pick on Utah safety Marcus Williams, who has intercepted 10 passes over his last two seasons.

Lance Moore announces Saints selection of Alvin Kamara No. 67 in the 2017 NFL Draft

Friday, April 28th, 2017

NFL Legend Lance Moore announces the New Orleans Saints' selection of Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara in Round 3 with the No. 67 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

49ers draft cornerback with Northern California roots

Friday, April 28th, 2017

After a stunningly productive debut on their first draft night, the 49ers new regime waited until Friday’s third round to spring back into action, selecting Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon at No. 66 overall. The 49ers had the ensuing draft pick (No. 67) before trading it to the New Orleans Saints. In return, the 49ers acquired the Saints’ 2018 second-round draft pick, as well as a seventh-round selection Saturday (No. 229). Witherspoon (6-foot-3, 198 pounds) hails from the Sacramento area, attending Christian Brothers High School and Sacramento City College before transferring to Colorado. “Being close to home is an incredible opportunity,” Witherspoon said on a media conference call.

NFL draft pick has a priceless story about finding out he got drafted by the 49ers while speaking to another team

Friday, April 28th, 2017

New San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster had an interesting beginning to his NFL career, as he explained during his introductory press conference on Friday. According to Foster, by the time the 31st pick rolled around, the New Orleans Saints had called him, essentially welcoming him to the team because they were going to take him with the 32nd overall pick, the last of the first round. Foster explained that while the Saints were talking to his girlfriend on the phone, he got another call.

NFL draft pick has a priceless story about finding out he got drafted by the 49ers while speaking to another team

Friday, April 28th, 2017

New San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster had an interesting beginning to his NFL career, as he explained during his introductory press conference on Friday. According to Foster, by the time the 31st pick rolled around, the New Orleans Saints had called him, essentially welcoming him to the team because they were going to take him with the 32nd overall pick, the last of the first round. Foster explained that while the Saints were talking to his girlfriend on the phone, he got another call.

The Saints wanted Patrick Mahomes and Reuben Foster, both got swiped from them

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Every pick in NFL history just happens to be the exact player that team coveted. Every team is thrilled with every single pick they’ve made, throughout NFL history. The story of the New Orleans Saints’ draft plan came from unlikely sources on Friday.

New Orleans Saints continue to beef up secondary by taking Utah free safety Marcus Williams in second round

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The New Orleans Saints entered the draft searching for help from a pool deep in defensive players, particularly in the secondary. Through two rounds, New Orleans responded by dipping its toe into the secondary pool early and often. Ecstatic after Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore fell to their first pick Thursday, the Saints on Friday added another ball-hawking defensive back by spending their second-round pick on Utah free safety Marcus Williams, a freakish athlete with the coverage skills to match. "It's a great feeling," he said. "To hear my name on the TV and get that call, I can't even explain it right now — just all my family's around — to be able to come and be a part of that organization."

Pick Review: Cincinnati Bengals Select John Ross Ninth Overall

Friday, April 28th, 2017

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft came to an end last night after the New Orleans Saints drafted Ryan Ramczyk. The Cincinnati Bengals made the ninth pick overall on the night. For some of us, we watch friends, hometown-classmates, or even family be selected to pursue their dreams in the next step: the National Football League.