Over the weekend NFL teams have been informed about the available players for the supplemental draft that will take place Thursday from 1 p.m. ET. Here’s the list of undrafted players who will be available:
DT Nate Holloway, UNLV
DE James Boyd, UNLV
DE Toby Jackson, Central Florida
DB Damond Smith, South Alabama
WR DeWayne Peace, Houston
WR O.J. Ross, Purdue
Is there any player the Saints should take a look at? Anyone with a NFL-ready skill set?
I believe that two players from that list are worth a closer look: O.J. Ross and Damond Smith.
According to espn.com the 5-10/188 wide receiver collected 100 catches for 959 yards and six touchdowns in the course of three seasons at Purdue. Last year he emerged as a valid pass catcher with 56 balls caughts for 454 yards and two touchdowns. This might be a long shot since the Saints drafted Kenny Stills in the fifth round, but I’m sure that Drew Brees would be more than happy with another weapon in his armory.
A more realistic option for New Orleans might be defensive back Damond Smith. He has excellent size (5-11/185) and shows flashes of talent in press coverage and man to man. His character’s issues could be a concern but he’s willing to change his attitude in order to make it to the NFL and the Saints environment would be a good fit for the young man.
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