3 Saints who raised their stock during minicamp

The New Orleans Saints have concluded their offseason program, and some players are entering the break after an impressive showing in minicamp.
New Orleans Saints OTA Offseason Workout
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OTAs and mandatory minicamp have officially finished for the New Orleans Saints. The next time the team gathers all together for meetings and practices will be in late July when they start training camp in Southern California. Until then, the team will try to get players healthy, and resolve contract issues that have now gone public.

While those issues will certainly get all the headlines, the Saints are going into the offseason on a high note after a productive minicamp. Throughout the offseason program, several players performed well, improving from where they were last season. Obviously, it’s just OTAs, and guys aren’t even in pads yet, but there’s reason to be excited. Let’s take a look at three Saints players who improved their stock during minicamp.

3. Jake Haener had an impressive minicamp

All offseason, Jake Haener’s development has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the Saints. He entered his second season as a fourth-round pick that was suspended during his rookie season for a PEDs violation. As a result, his NFL ability was largely unknown, and fans were ready to move on to rookie Spencer Rattler as New Orleans’ QB2.

However, Haener has clearly been working over the last year and that work showed in minicamp. Taking reps with the second and third team, Haener stacked his good days, and will enter camp with a lead in the battle for QB2.

2. Isaiah Foskey showed growth during minicamp

Haener wasn’t the only year-two player that had noticeable growth either. Defensive end Isaiah Foskey also flashed throughout minicamp. The young defender was very open about being in his head as a rookie, and he’s now playing more free and it shows. If he can keep impressing, he’ll be a key depth piece on a Saints defensive line that needs all the help it can get.

1. Derek Carr was consistently good in minicamp

There are certainly a ton of Saints fans that don’t want to hear, or care, about Derek Carr looking good in minicamp; they want him to deliver when it matters. While that’s certainly what's most important, Carr has had a great offseason. All while learning a new offense, the veteran quarterback has been consistently taking care of business like a QB1 should. New Orleans will need this to be the case throughout the season if the team is going to return to the playoffs.