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With the 28th Pick, the New Orleans Saints Select?

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The decision on April 29, 2021 in the 2021 NFL Draft for the New
Orleans Saints will be based on the why and how, instead of the who?

By Kyle T. Mosley | SI

With the number 28th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select ________________.

Sorry, I am not prognosticating who the New Orleans Saints will select. No one has a clue. We can only read between the lines.

The decision on April 29, 2021 in the 2021 NFL Draft for the New Orleans Saints will be based on the why and how, instead of the who?

Young men have trained, sweated, painfully auditioned, answered numerous questions, poked by physicians, and their datasheets repeatedly pored by scouts and general managers. Mock draft mockers, podcast casters, broadcast broadcasters, and local fans will make their picks.

From April 29 to May 1 will transform the lives of young men and most professional football organizations. Based on a decision formulated months ago.

HOW AND WHY AT #28?

Who will the next pick be for New Orleans? The main question is how and why Mickey Loomis, Jeff Ireland, and Sean Payton will decide a player to help the franchise reach the pinnacle of football's greatest prize, a Super Bowl championship.

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Saints 2021 Draft Prospects: Alim McNeill

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New Orleans lost two defensive tackles this offseason. Could they
bolster their defensive interior by drafting this All-ACC defender?


By Bob Rose | SI


The New Orleans Saints had one of the NFL's best defenses in 2020. One reason for this was a deep and talented group of defensive linemen. Especially at defensive tackle, where David Onyemata, Sheldon Rankins, Malcom Brown, Shy Tuttle, and Malcolm Roach maintained a fresh and disruptive interior rotation.

Brown was traded to Jacksonville this offseason in a salary cap move, while Rankins signed with the Jets as a free agent. Onyemata is an emerging star, and former UDFAs Tuttle and Roach have shown flashes of productivity.

The Saints still have talent along their defensive interior, but could add more and bolster their depth through the draft. One player that may be on their radar is this All-ACC performer and the subject of today's draft profile.

ALIM MCNEILL, DEFENSIVE TACKLE (N.C. STATE)

NFL.com Comparison (Lance Zierlein): Khalen Saunders (Chiefs)

McNeill was a star running back and linebacker at nearly 270 pounds for Sanderson High School in North Carolina. His college choice, North Carolina State in Raleigh, was less than 30 minutes from home. McNeill added weight and was moved to the defensive line, but still contributed as a freshman. He’d start just one game, but appeared in every contest and tallied 3.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, and batted down three passes.

Full Story - SI

NFL star Alvin Kamara has a $75 million contract, but hasn’t spent a dime of his football earnings

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By Nicolas Vega | CNBC

Four-time Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara may have a $75 million contract to his name, but the Saints’ superstar is still ready to go back to his days surviving off a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter if he needs to.

The 25-year-old is conscious of living well within his means, he says in a recent interview for Uninterrupted’s “Kneading Dough” series. [MOD NOTE: the link in this sentence gets you to the full YouTube video]

“I’ve always known the value of a dollar,” the Georgia native says.

It’s a lesson he learned from his mother, who taught him the importance of hard work. “As a kid, I saw my mom work multiple jobs only to be able to afford the bare essentials.”

That appreciation for financial security has led him to be a savvy spender since his first day as an NFL player, when he received his signing bonus and only treated himself to a chicken wing dinner.

Full Story - CNBC

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“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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