With the New Orleans Saints five-player draft in the books, they look to aim at finding the next gem in the current regime's successful findings of undrafted talent. They managed to add 21 players after the draft through undrafted free agency.
This group of prospects has a local feel to it, also. A few players are from the New Orleans metro area, including Jerico Nelson, who led his Destrehan (La.) High School to the 5A state title as a senior.
Since 2006, the Saints have hit on undrafted players such as Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory and Jonathan Casillas. Just as recently as last year, New Orleans added one player to the active roster, Isa Abdul-Quddus, and a player who had a big preseason shortened by injury, Joe Morgan.
Morgan, who had two touchdowns in the only two games he played, is expected to compete for a roster spot this year in a thin area of depth on the team.
Let's take a look at who the Saints picked up and their chances at making the roster.