- Aug 1, 1997
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- Sunset, La
By Ty Anania
The New Orleans Saints have a history of finding gems in the UDFA pool. Whether that will hold true for 2016 remains to be seen.
From Lance Moore to Pierre Thomas to Chris Ivory and Junior Galette, the New Orleans Saints have consistently had success in the UDFA market. They’ve found players that have and will last years in the league. And that’s on top of the special teams contributors that they’ve added after the draft.
The team owes that success to Sean Payton’s doctrine on training camp and the offseason: it doesn’t matter how a player makes it to camp. All that matters is that they’re here, and competing. That’s what allowed standout players like Willie Snead to make the roster, and it’s what entices UDFAs to make their way to New Orleans.
When the team announced their UDFA crop in 2016, many outlets, including NFL.com, had it pegged as the best haul of the year. From a strong group of offensive lineman to some intriguing options at WR, the Saints seemed to have pulled together a promising group of guys...
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