New Orleans Saints to work out Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo, report says
The New Orleans Saints, according to The Advocate, will be holding a workout for Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo, one of many incoming rookies to visit with the team prior to the NFL Draft.
With a guard arguably being the New Orleans Saints‘ biggest need after failing to address the position in free agency (still not over), Rees Odhiambo is set to work out with the team.
Health is a major a concern, which is why the Kenyan-born Odhiambo will likely fall to the mid-late rounds. He broke his ankle in 2015, playing in only eight games, and he was never able to play a full season at Boise State.
However, when able-bodied and fully functional, he possesses starter qualities, highlighted by great size (6-foot-4, 314 LBS), good play strength, excellent balance, and solid footwork.
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Having played tackle in college, Odhiambo will bring a two-position advantage to the NFL, very likely landing a guard job at the next level — he’s a little undersized for an NFL tackle.
Due to his durability issues, little show of fortitude, and inexperience in the interior, moving him to guard could take some time, as he may be a bit of a developmental piece.
The New Orleans Saints without question must address the guard position, but Odhiambo should not be approached as a day-one starter. However, he could become a generous payoff, as he does offer high upside as a mid-late round draft pick. Who Dat Dish editor John Hendrix sent Odhiambo to the Saints in the fifth round of his ‘way too early mock draft.’
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Add Odhiambo to the lengthy list prospects who have or had visits and/or workouts with the New Orleans Saints prior to the NFL Draft. The Advocate also said USC linebacker Su’a Cravens’ visit has been confirmed.