Who do New Orleans Saints fans want to see standout at training camp?
We asked, you delivered, Who Dat Nation. The New Orleans Saints begin training camp Wednesday morning from The Greenbrier resort in the mountains of West Virginia. We asked fans which ONE Saints player they wanted to see really standout out this summer.
Delvin Breaux is a great answer, and one of the more awesome stories in the NFL. Bleacher Report released an exclusive story on the New Orleans native, who suffered a broken neck in high school, losing out on his chances to play at LSU.
The Canadian Football League star is looking to finally make a name for himself in the pros. Throughout OTAs and minicamp, Breaux showed excellent coverage abilities. He’ll battle it out at training camp for a spot on the roster, and possibly the starting job in the slot.
Jairus Byrd is another good answer. The New Orleans Saints spent a ton of their money acquiring the All-Pro safety a season ago. However, he found himself on injured reserve after just four games into the season.
There is no question the talent is there, so Byrd is definitely one of the more intriguing players at camp this summer. Unfortunately, he will start practices at The Greenbrier on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Hopefully the move is just for precautionary reasons so he can get a little more rest before the pads come on.
R.J. Harris is an interesting prospect, and a great guy. Who Dat Dish had a chance to catch up with him shortly after the University of New Hampshire product was signed on as an undrafted rookie.
Sean Payton sure does have an eye for undrafted talent, and while Harris stood out at minicamp and OTAs, he’ll need to bring his A-game at training camp. The Saints have a couple of other undrafted talents in Brandon Coleman and Seantavius Jones (both in 2014), who will be fighting for an extended role following rookie years on the practice squad. But R.J. is certainly a guy to root for.
Just like Big Easy Believer editor Barry Hirstius, I think everybody is excited to see Hau’oli Kikaha in action. Perhaps college football’s most polished pass rusher a season ago (NCAA-leading 19 sacks), the Hawaiian native and University of Washington standout could see a major role and possibly even start with Junior Galette finally out of the picture.
Well, I already told you about Kikaha, so we’ll take a look Kevin’s choice on offense, Brandon Coleman. The 6-foot-6 wide receiver was signed on as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers in 2014.
Coleman would be an immediate threat as a red zone target, and could often be underestimated and left open as a low profile player. In addition to his brimming size, length, long arms and outstanding range, he seems to have finally overcome his dropped-ball problems he faced as a rookie, making him a solid candidate as a go-to big man for Drew Brees to look for in the absence of Jimmy Graham.
Marques Colston, nicknamed “The Quiet Storm” has been a fan favorite since being drafted almost a decade ago. He is the New Orleans Saints all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
The Who Dat Nations loves their Colston, but unfortunately, like Byrd, the veteran wide receiver will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Health problems and age have caused him to slow down the past couple of years. The good thing is we’ll get a chance to see some of the other guys take more snaps with the first team. Byrd and Colston can come off the PUP list at anytime, so hopefully it’s just some rest for the two.
We’d like to thank all our Who Dat Dish followers for participating. It’s an exciting time once again in the Big Easy as the New Orleans Saints are set to begin their turnaround after a down year in 2014 . We’ll continue to keep the fans updated throughout training camp.
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