Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis have kept busy this off-season regardless of the NFL’s current lockout, bringing in a bevy of potential draft picks for meetings.
Reports so far have the Saints meeting with Temple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson and Okalahoma State running back Kendall Hunter among others.
Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor have also been linked to the Saints.
Adam Caplan from FoxSports.com has reported that the Saints will meet with California defensive end Cameron Jordan sometime before the draft, scheduled to kick-off in four weeks from April 28th through the 30th.
Jordan is the third rated defensive end in this years draft, behind Da’Quan Bowers and Robert Quinn, after a senior season where he posted 62 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks earning him first-team All-Pac-10 accolades.
It’s a good stat line for a senior defensive end made all the better given the fact he played the five technique spot in a 3-4 defense, the Bears being one of the very few college teams to run the increasingly trendy 3-4 scheme.