Lucas Krull dubbed as Saints’ most exciting UDFA in 2022

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The New Orleans Saints are able to get a tremendous amount of value out of their undrafted free agents, or UDFAs as they’re often called. Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report has high hopes for tight end UDFA Lucas Krull.

In an article where Sobleski picked out every team’s most exciting UDFA, Krull got the nod for the Saints. This is a pretty big honor too, considering how everyone is fanning themselves over the additions of Smoke Monday and Abram Smith.

Sobleski wrote:

"Krull is an excellent all-around athlete. In fact, the San Francisco Giants selected him in the 34th round of the 2018 MLB draft. The 6’6″, 260-pound tight end has 4.64-second 40-yard dash speed with a 35-inch vertical jump. His physical tools are impressive. He just needs to build on his final season with Pitt.Krull’s skill set should lend well to a New Orleans Saints offense that lacks the type of athleticism and explosive traits that he brings, unless Taysom Hill makes a miraculous transition to the position."

I would agree that Krull is an interesting option for the Saints, especially considering how the tight end position wasn’t very good last year.

Adam Trautman has been a disappointment, Juwan Johnson transitioned to tight end and did okay but isn’t the full-time option, Nick Vannett isn’t a long-term solution, and Taysom Hill is better when he’s allowed to do different things offensively.

That could open the door for Krull in this offense.

Saints UDFA Lucas Krull could make some noise

The Saints are a team that will give undrafted free agents a chance to make the roster and Krull will definitely have that ability in New Orleans. He’s big, fast, and proved that with the right quarterback, he can be a deadly weapon.

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I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Pittsburgh tight end make it onto the roster or onto the practice squad. He could be someone who surprises a lot of people this summer.