Saints have big plans and high hopes for first-round rookie

Bryan Bresee, Clemson Tigers
Bryan Bresee, Clemson Tigers / Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints already seem to like what they have in their first-round draft pick, with the head coach already impressed with the rookie through OTAs.

It's not exactly breaking news that the New Orleans Saints are excited by their first-round rookie. It would be strange if any team in the NFL came out and said that they weren't. Be that as it may, the fact that Bryan Bresee, the behemoth defensive tackle that the Saints selected with the 29th overall pick in this year's Draft, is already turning heads should still be exciting for fans.

Throughout OTAs, Bresee was receiving first-team reps on defense, and was making the most of it. When head coach Dennis Allen, a bit of a defensive guru, was asked about how Bresee was coming along, he had this to say:

"He's probably a little more sudden, a little more quick than maybe I anticipated. The things I've been most pleased with is really his intelligence level and his work ethic. He's worked extremely hard throughout this offseason, and I'm looking for him to be a key contributor for us."

Dennis Allen

That is certainly nothing to sneeze at. The other thing that doesn't warrant any achoos is the fact that Bresee battled injuries while at Clemson, and missed a good amount of time. Even with that, he was still seen as a first-round talent, and the Saints were eager to make that a reality.

It's easy to see why. His work ethic was well documented, and his style and size should allow him to slide right into this defense, one that had its defense front gutted this offseason, thanks to being a natural fit.

It also helps that Bresee looks like the kind of guy that is going to love some good old fashion Cajun cooking.

The New Orleans Saints are excited by this throwback type of ballplayer in Bryan Bresee, and it'll be exciting to see just what he does during his time in the Bayou.