Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Ezekiel Ansah participates in a defensive drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors and Links for 4/15


After a quiet Sunday, we’ve turned the corner and hit a very, very busy Monday when it comes to New Orleans Saints news, rumors and links.

With the 2013 NFL draft approaching, prospects continue to pour into town to visit the Saints. The speculation about exactly what the Saints will do with its precious picks is never-ending. Not only that, but the team is starting its offseason program as it prepares for the upcoming season.

Let’s take a look.

 

The Advocate Reports the Saints Begin Its Offseason Training Program Today:

Per Sheldon Mickles:

 

The first two weeks of the program are limited to strength and conditioning work and rehab for players who finished last season on injured reserve.

The second phase includes player instruction and on-field individual drills with coaches, although offensive players are not allowed to go against defensive players. Also, some special teams work is allowed.

The final phase includes organized team activities, a series of 10 on-field workouts spread over four weeks in which 11-on-11 drills are permitted without contact. Helmets are the only gear permitted during this phase.

 

NOLA.com Reports BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah is Set to Visit Saints:

Per Larry Holder:

BYU defensive line Ezekiel Ansah was reportedly set to visit with the Saints on Sunday and Monday. Ansah may be a stretch for the Saints at No. 15 as many draft pundits view Ansah as a potential top-10 pick.

 

ProFootballTalk Speculates on the Saints Biggest Needs:

Per Darin Gantt the biggest need are:

Outside Linebacker

Offensive Tackle 

Wide Receiver 

Safety

 

ICYMI: We Provided a Profile on Potential Saints Draft Target S Kenny Vaccaro. 

ICYMI: Our Very Own Corey Hogue Provided a Profile on Potential Saints Draft Target OT Menelik Watson.

ICYMI: Our Very Own Bruyant Garder leDome Breaks Down the Saints Options at Left Tackle Moving Forward.

 

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