Your yearly reminder: Don’t rush to judgment on Saints’ picks

Sun, 01 May 2016 02:41:36 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe draft, by nature, is a market full of unknown commodities.
You can work to eliminate some of the guesswork and come to what seems like a sensible conclusion. You can rule thi..

Opportunity knocks


Sun, 01 May 2016 00:58:11 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

Five years ago, a soft knock at his office door interrupted Brian Dobie’s phone conversation.
The University of Manitoba football coach turned to his left and immediately forgot about the phone call. A massive young man loomed in his doorway like an ecli..

Keep track of all the Saints’ post-draft signings


Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:46:01 GMT
A list of players who are signing with the Saints:  OL Ryker Mathews, BYU CB De’Vante Harris, Texas A&M G Landon Turner, North Carolina WR Jared Dangerfield, Western Kentucky CB Ken Crawley, Colorado OT Avery Young, Auburn C Marcus Henry, Boise State LB Dillon Lee, Alabama TE Mitchell Loewen, Arkansas  

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Is Thomas a luxury pick for the Saints?


Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:29:28 GMT
By Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.com

Sometimes the best way to protect your defense is by adding offense.
There’s logic behind the argument the Saints should have used their first two or three picks on defensive players. The group was among the worst in the league in most statistical catego..

Saints ring up Buckeyes S Bell


Sat, 30 Apr 2016 02:55:55 GMT
By Joel a. Erickson
jerickson@theadvocate.com

The New Orleans Saints surprised nearly everybody Friday night, boldly trading away their third and fourth-round picks to the New England Pariots in order to move back into the end of the second round with an eye on improving the secondary.
But they didn’..

Still ahead

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:36:01 GMTn Rounds 2-3: The draft resumes at 6 p.m. Friday with the second and third rounds. TV: On ESPN and the NFL Network.
n Rounds 4-7: The draft concludes Saturday with the fourth through seven rounds, beginning at 11 a.m. TV:..

When the smoke cleared, there was no surprise here

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:01:25 GMTBy Nick Underhill
nunderhill@theadvocate.comThe rumors made it seem like anything was possible.
A quarterback. A trade. A receiver. Someone with character concerns.
All the options and rumors swirled and twisted together..