Pannell went through the Saints rookie mini-camp this past week and afterwards was actually one of the few that was signed to the current roster. I was able to catch up with him just recently to see what the experience has been like.
GH: You are versatile at both guard and at tackle while you were at Penn State. Which is your preferred or best position and why is that?
Pannell: I didn’t really care which position I played, wherever I could help the team out and contribute that’s where I wanted to play.
GH: The Saints brought you in for a pre-draft visit. What was that like and what did they work with you on(film study, drills, etc.)?
Pannell: The pre-draft visit was good. I got a chance to get familiar with the whole offensive staff, met coach Vitt, and really got a chance to sit down and talk with coach (Aaron) Kromer. When I met with coach Kromer I went over things like my favorite plays and the schemes we ran in college.