Rookie Saints offensive linemen Will Clapp, Rick Leonard in different places at this point in camp (1 Viewer)

By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate

The New Orleans Saints drafted two offensive linemen in April, selecting a pair of prospects from major programs to develop behind the sterling line they have already assembled.

New Orleans used a fourth-round pick on Florida State's Rick Leonard to address the edge, then used its final pick of the draft to select an interior player with local ties, former Brother Martin and LSU star Will Clapp.

Three weeks into their first NFL season, Clapp is ahead of Leonard as both rookies compete with a deep group of veterans for a backup role on the 53-man roster.

"We knew he was a smart football player, but he's even smarter with field-application problems," offensive line coach Dan Roushar said of Clapp. "He'll solve problems that are out there that sometimes, that's like a second or third-year player." ...

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