Did The Saints Find The Next Colston?

Reports following the Saints rookie mini-camp, which completed this past weekend, are that seventh round rookie WR Adrian Arrington looked very impressive. Arrington, whose size and draft status creates obvious comparisons to Marques Colston, slipped in the draft due to off-the-field issues.

“Terry Malone, our tight ends coach, recruited him when he was at Michigan, so we had a little background on the player,” Payton said. “I’m not talking about his ability, I’m talking more about his home life, where he’s from, what kind of kid he is, is he a good learner, is he stubborn, is he flexible, does he want to become a good player.

“The challenge of scouting when you deal with so many players is gathering as much information as you can to improve your odds on making the right decisions. He’s a guy that we felt had ability. I like his size and he’s a guy that we felt comfortable with, character-wise, clearly, so we gave him an opportunity.

The Saints have been reluctant in the past on taking players with character issues so that makes me believe Arrington will not be an issue in that regard. As for on the field, this was a camp with only rookies and players trying out without pads so I don’t put too much stock in his performance. Arrington does have the potential to make an impact but he will have to perform in the camps, being the Saints have quality depth at the receiver position. Meet Adrian Arrington:

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  • bill

    Chiefs fan here. I think there’s a pretty good chance that if you guys hadn’t jumped in and taken him he would have been a Chief. Lucky bastards… Ha.

  • saintsdash

    Haha, yes he is talented but its hard to be expecting production from seventh round picks. The Saints got lucky with Colston and I don’t expect it to happen again.I’m sure Micky Loomis (GM) would trade him for Tony Gonzalez if Carl Peterson was interested, LOL.

  • Matt Buehler

    he sucks, in case you forgot michigan was the most overrated team in the nation. they lost to a non-d1 school henne, hart, manningham, arrington, and i’d say even jake long are all overrated cause they had the talent but just never could do it.

  • Matt

    Hey Buehler, Most overrated team in the nation. I doubt you know too much about college football or actually watch it. Henne started all 4 years, hart lossed 2 fumbles in his whole career and just was a work horse, manningham and arrington were unstoppable at certain times. And hmm…Long let up one sack the whole year. He was dominant on the left side. Injuries plagued the wolverines for 4 years including this year. When they were healthy they seemed to do fine against the talked about speed of the Sec Florida Gators in the bowl game. They took it to them. They will be fine in the NFL except for maybe Hart because of his size. And as far as the 1-AA team App St. Stuff happens and that team could have played with a number of teams in D-1. College sports are different with more kids going to 1-AA to get more playing time. There is more talent there than ever. Just look at the draft now a days. More kids from double a get drafted. Your an idiot.

  • http://www.lemonfree.com Robbie

    Yea, they were predicted to be one of the top teams of last year in all of college football – but like mentioned they were plagued with injuries and they under preformed too.

    If he could be another Colston we are set with two huge receivers on the the ends. Wow you wouldn’t be able to double cover Colston ever!

    With our much improved D – we are bound for a minimum of a 10-6 season (since also our schedule seems to be easy – but it is the NFL, anything can happen)

    GEAUX SAINTS

    Rob