Saints 2021 Draft Prospects: Brevin Jordan

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Eleven years ago, New Orleans added one of the best playmakers
in franchise history when they selected Jimmy Graham out of
Miami. Could the Saints turn back to ''The U'' for another
offensive contributor in this year's draft?

By Bob Rose | SI

The New Orleans Saints spent a 3rd round choice in the 2010 draft on a little-known tight end named Jimmy Graham out of the University of Miami (Fla.). Graham was an athletic project that had played just one year of college football after excelling as a basketball player for the Hurricanes.

After catching 31 passes and scoring five touchdowns as a rookie, Graham exploded into one of the most productive tight ends in NFL history for the Saints over the next four seasons. Graham has put together a successful 11-year career and sits near the top of several New Orleans franchise receiving records.

The Saints have been searching for an adequate replacement for Graham since trading him away after the 2014 season. Jared Cook had a Pro Bowl campaign in 2019, but was his contract was voided after last season because of a high salary and disappointing year.

New Orleans traded three draft picks last spring to move into the 3rd round to select TE Adam Trautman out of Dayton. Trautman showed promise and will be the team's starter in 2021. The team has little depth behind Trautman after releasing Cook and reliable veteran Josh Hill this offseason.

Because of the lack of depth at this position, the Saints may look to draft another tight end to develop alongside Trautman. Perhaps they turn back towards ‘‘The U'' and the subject of today's draft spotlight.

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What do Saints pre-draft meetings say about the type of player they're looking for?

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Saints Assistant General Manager / College Scouting Director Jeff Ireland watches the
workouts during Tulane Pro Day at New Orleans Saints headquarters on Tuesday,
April 3, 2018. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

By Luke Johnson | The Advocate / Picayune

The college film has been studied, the prospect showcase games are long done, the pro days are mostly in the books, so that leaves one last bit of pre-draft work for the New Orleans Saints: The face-to-face meeting.

Face-to-face isn’t meant literally this year, of course. NFL teams are conducting their official pre-draft meetings with prospective draftees virtually, which has both benefits and drawbacks. But with eight picks in this year’s NFL draft, the Saints have been busy getting to know the players off the field.

So what, if anything, can we glean from the long list of prospects the Saints have met with (or plan to meet with) in the lead up to the draft?

Using the trusty visit trackers at Walter Football and DraftAce.com as well as various reports from around the web, here are the players the Saints have met with or were reportedly scheduled to meet with in the lead up to the draft.

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Senior Bowl names Cameron Jordan to 2021 Hall of Fame class

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New Orleans natives Patrick Surtain, Reggie Wayne also join 2021 class


The Senior Bowl announced it will induct five new members into the game's Hall of Fame, including New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, on June 23, 2021.

"I had teammates that were older than me at Cal like Tyson Alualu and Alex Mack go to the Senior Bowl and watching those guys ahead of me become first-rounders was proof of how important the Senior Bowl really was. Getting the invite to the Senior Bowl was checking off the list of being acknowledged as one of the nation's best," Jordan said.

"When I got the Senior Bowl it allowed me to prove myself and eliminate any self-doubt versus the nation's best players. Playing in the Senior Bowl reinforced what I should've already known—that I was fully prepared to go to the NFL."

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Transcript: LeCharles Bentley on his new role with the NFL

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Opening remarks:

"Now welcoming on the New Orleans Saints Podcast presented by Saints legend LeCharles Bentley joining us, he played center and right guard with the Saints from 2002 to 2005. It was a Saint's draft pick in 2002. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2003, and 2005. And he has recently been named the NFL Senior Advisor of Player Performance and Development."

Tell us a little bit about what you've been up to since you've played football?

"Oh my God, I've been all over. I think the biggest thing that I've been living, and biggest world I've been living in is the entrepreneurial world. When I left the game, I immediately started dabbling in some entrepreneurial things. I think, unlike a lot of former players, I kind of tried to live in my own world where I was very familiar. So I opened a training center in Cleveland, OH, which was back at that time Offensive Line Academy. It was the the first true brick and mortar facility that was dedicated solely to working with offensive line athletes. And as that kind of evolved and grew and expanded, I started developing football equipment. I ended up with a couple of patents on that type of stuff, which you know, still to this day kind of surprises me. I was able to actually write a couple of books. Boy, you name it, it's all kind of lived, revolved around the world of sports performance, development, and just dealing with the game of football, which is truly been a blessing. I have never, as I like to say, worked a true day in my life, because I wake up every day and I get to serve the game and serve the people inside of it."

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The Saints have 8 picks in the NFL draft. Who are the best ever selected in those spots?

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Could the New Orleans Saints snag a future Hall of Famer with the 28th overall pick? Or maybe at No. 60 a foundational player whose name will one day be a part of franchise lore?

Both outcomes are possible, if NFL draft history can be repeated.

The Saints are currently armed with eight picks in the 2021 draft, including four in the top 105. Let us (foolishly!) assume for this exercise that the Saints are going to keep each of those eight picks to ask this question: Who are some of the best players ever to be selected at pick Nos. 28, 60, 98, 105, 133, 218, 229 and 255?

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Report: Kevin James to play Sean Payton in movie

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Sean Payton to be played by Kevin James in film

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Saints coach Sean Payton will be portrayed by comic actor Kevin James in an upcoming Netflix movie titled, "Home Team." The movie is being produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions.

As NBC's Peter King first reported, the movie will be based on how Payton wound up serving as an assistant coach on his son Connor's sixth-grade football team in the Dallas area while he was suspended by the NFL in 2012 over the "Bountygate" scandal.

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Why doesn't Alvin Kamara spend his NFL money? Lessons from mom and peanut butter sandwiches

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Alvin Kamara bought some chicken wings after landing his rookie signing bonus from the New Orleans Saints. But that's it, he hasn't spent a dime of that money since.

And that's true of all the star running back's football money over his four seasons in the NFL, despite signing a lucrative, $75 million extension before the 2020 season.

So how does the 25-year-old fund his far-from-overstated lifestyle? Endorsement money, as he explained to host Andrew Hawkins on a recent episode of Uninterrupted's show "Kneading Dough."

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Kamara’s financial savviness breaks from a sad NFL archetype

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Maybe you have heard the statistics about professional athletes losing entire fortunes or maybe you saw the ESPN 30-for-30 film Broke, in which several retired NFL players candidly dished on their financial woes post retirement. The fact is 78% of NFL players either “go bankrupt or are severely stressed financially within two years after retirement.”

That’s why stories like this one from CNBC, are refreshing and uplifting to hear. In an interview Alvin Kamara gave on the Uninterrupted’s Kneading Dough series, the star running back revealed he hasn’t spent a dime from either his rookie...
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Alvin Kamara says he hasn’t spent any of his football money

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Like long-time NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski, four-year veteran running back Alvin Kamara has found a way to pay his bills without touching his football money.

Appearing on Uninterrupted’s Kneading Dough series, Kamara said that he has not yet spent any of the money he has earned playing pro football.

“I got my signing bonus, I went and got some wings, and I was like, ‘Man, I’m not spending any of this money.’ . . . I still have not spent $1 of my football money — new money or rookie contract money,” Kamara said, via Bleacher Report.

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Finally, the answer to who would play Saints coach Sean Payton in a movie ... Kevin James?

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NFL columnist Peter King gave a brief outline of the plot in his weekly Football Morning in America column, though news of the film's production has been public since...
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PFF ranks Saints 2017 draft class best

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With the NFL draft approaching at the end of this month, teams are hopeful that they select the right mix of players that can potentially change their franchise’s fortune. That one special draft class can solidify a team’s aspiration to be contenders year in and year out. Teams want a draft class as special as the New Orleans Saints 2017 class.

Pro Football Focus took the time out to evaluate the best draft class since 2015 and all Saints fans would have to agree with the findings:

Looking at this draft class, they absolutely knocked the first four picks out of the park. They selected...
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Kevin James to play Sean Payton in movie based on 2012 Bountygate suspension

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Nine years ago, a gross miscarriage of NFL justice carried Saints coach Sean Payton out of the NFL for a year. During that year, he helped coach his son’s youth football team.

And there’s a show, that’s a show. Or at least a movie. From Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, Home Team stars Kevin James as Payton, via Peter King of Football Morning in America.

King writes that Payton recently read the script and made some corrections. Filming starts later this year; the movie will land on Netflix.

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NFL could change these rules for the upcoming season

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Fleur-de-Links, April 12: Saints as potential home for Stanford quarterback

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Saints counting on sophomore surge from Cesar Ruiz, Zack Baun, Adam Trautman

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The development of last year’s draft class might be even more important.

The Saints’ Class of 2020 was small because of multiple trades -- and it didn’t produce much. First-round guard/center Cesar Ruiz battled some inconsistency after switching from his college position of center to right guard and starting 11 games, including the playoffs. Third-round linebacker Zack Baun and fourth-round tight end Adam Trautman played even smaller...
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Saints Podcast Round-Up, April 11th, 2021

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Are you a fan of the New Orleans Saints? Looking for New Orleans Saints podcasts now that Saints football is over? Just because there aren’t any more Saints games, doesn’t mean Saints podcasts stop during the offseason.

The 2021 NFL Draft is almost upon us - so get all of your Saints draft coverage here!

We have got you set with all the best local podcasts for all of your Saints podcasts you’ll need. That’s right: podcasts like Canal St. Chronicles, Locked On Saints, and so much more!

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2021 NFL Mock Draft First Round 1.0

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