The Saints continue their due diligence with potential draft prospects scheduling meetings with UCLA defensive lineman Brian Price and now TCU linebacker Daryl Washington.
Washington himself confirmed he will be meeting with the Saints among several other NFL teams over the next few weeks so potential suitors can get a closer look at the fromer Horned Frog star.
Washington, 6’2 230, has distinguished himself as one of the more athletic linebacker’s in this years draft after finishing as one of the fastest linebackers at the combine posting a 4.63 forty time.
He then improved on those numbers during TCU’s pro day on March 12th when he ran a 4.54 forty two different times solidifying what scouts already knew, kids got speed.
During his senior season in 2009 he was named first-team All Mountain West after turning in a collegiate career best 109 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and a touchdown.
Washington is projected as an OLB at the pro level, a definitive need for the Saints after the loss of Scott Fujita, ranking as the 40th best propect overall and the 5th best linebacker availible in the draft carrying a second round grade.
With the 32nd pick the Saints currently hold the team has said it will take the best player availible there regardless of need and if Washington grades out better than Brian Price for instance it becomes a real possibility they could draft him there.
However New Orleans beleives they can fill Scott Fujita’s role in house as they have several young linebackers including Anthony Waters, Stanley Arnoux and Johnathan Casillas that could compete for more playing time.