The New Orleans Saints continue to be busy following their three-day rookie minicamp. Per his personal Twitter account on Sunday, it looks as though the black and gold are adding Ferris State wide receiver Jake Lampman to the mix.
Lampman tweeted, “Excited to announce that I have officially signed with THE New Orleans Saints! A lot of unfinished business to handle but extremely humbled and honored with this opportunity of a lifetime!”
Had he attended the NFL Combine, Jake Lampman would have tied the NFL record for most bench press reps with the 27. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound East Lansing, Michigan native turned in a 4.47 second 40-yard dash at Michigan Pro Day. He also had a 39-inch vertical and 10-foot-2 broad jump.
According to Pro Day reports, Lampman has very good ball skills and caught the ball well in his positional workout. Dubbed the pride of Ferris State, he developed a reputation for playing with a linebacker’s mentality who isn’t shy about trying to gain the tough yards after the catch.
Lampman concluded his post by saying, “Thanks to all those prayers and all the support along the way and all those who believed in my ability to play in the NFL! All the Glory to God! With him all things are possible people!”
According to The Advocate’s Nick Underhill, the Saints are releasing wide receiver Shane Wynn, which would make sense why they’d add another wide receiver. Like many additions at this point, it’s hard to project the long-term impact for these players. However, at this point we’d suggest a camp body with a longshot to make the team.