Braylon Broughton, DE (TCU)
Great athlete who is still learning the game. Production needs to match talent for him to make roster and see playing time. Opportunity exists though, as team desperate for pass-rushers.
Travaris Cadet, RB (Appalachian State)
Team spent $30,000 to sign him as college free agent, which is highly unusual. Has great chance to make roster with good camp.
Kadarron Anderson, LB (Furman)
Must shine brightly in crowded linebacker room. Has a better opportunity to win job with another team through his performance in Saints camp.
Joe Banyard, RB (UTEP)
Banyard has to overcome four great backs already cemented into Saints' vision, but a free-agent running back team proved they believed in him by giving him a high signing bonus. Banyard likely competing for spot elsewhere.
Jake Byrne, TE (Wisconsin)
Coming from Wisconsin, we all know Byrne is physical and a smart football player. He is looking to join fellow rookie Badger Nick Toon on the 53-man roster.
A.J. Davis, DB (Jacksonville State)
Davis is one of two Jacksonville State rookies in the Saints camp. He has a tough job ahead of him in a crowded defensive backfield.
Hutch Eckerson, OT (South Carolina)
Eckerson comes to the Saints from the SEC. He knows fast and physical football. NFL still a step up. Not being drafted out of that league not a good sign for Eckerson's roster hopes.
Brian Folkerts, C (Washburn)
Folkerts is a long shot to win a spot on the 53-man roster. The Saints would have to determine he's a better fit than 2010 fourth-round pick Matt Tennant in the middle should Brian de la Puente need to be replaced for any reason.
Chris Givens, WR (Miami of Ohio)
Out of Miami of Ohio, Chris Givens comes from a pro-style offense. But with the depth at receiver, that likely won't help Givens' bid to capture a final roster spot.
Jose Gumbs, S (Monmouth)
Though Gumbs has a lot of potential at safety, the Saints are pretty comfortable with the guys they had in their locker room and really like fellow rookie Jerico Nelson.
Kevin Hardy, WR (Citadel)
If Hardy could figure a way to be even as successful as the linebacker Kevin Hardy who suited up for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals over a nine-year career, he'd be quite happy.
Kamaal McIlwain, DB (Newberry)
Similar to A.J. Davis, McIlwain is looking at slim odds to gain a roster spot. Coming from Newberry to earn a trip to camp is quite the accomplishment, though.
Derek Moye, WR (Penn State)
Feel like this needs to be said: Moye had nothing to do with anything at Penn State off-the-field related. You know what I mean. Other than that, the kid can play football. Should find a spot in the league with someone.
Jerico Nelson, S (Arkansas)
Already a fan favorite; he almost has to make the roster. Could challenge for subpackage playing time this year.
DeOn'tae Pannell, OG (Penn State)
Be honest, you're as aghast at the name as I am. Hundred bucks to the first person who can pronounce it correctly.
Donavan Robinson, DE/OLB (Jacksonville State)
If I haven't gushed about him enough yet, here's one more hooray. Donavan Robinson for Defensive Rookie of the Year (well, maybe on this Saints team).
Laron Scott, DB (Georgia Southern)
Scott is another player just hoping against all hope he can somehow find his way onto this squad.
Aderrious Simmons, OT (Arizona State)
Simmons was a notable player at Arizona State. Surprised he wasn't drafted. Could be a nice future option for Saints.
Aaron Tevis, LB (Boise State)
Tevis was underrated coming from the most underrated conference in America (probably a discussion for another time and place). Could be a good fit with Saints down the road.
Johnny Thomas, S (Oklahoma State)
Aside from Nelson, seems to be the best fit of the rookie safeties on the roster. Possible nice get for Mickey Loomis and staff.
Tyrunn Walker, DL (Tulsa)
Saints haven't designated D-line position for him. Will that work for him or against him?
Scott Winnewisser, OT (Cal Poly)
Winnewisser comes from a school which in recent years has excelled by playing wishbone, triple-option football. Could be a tough transition to the football antithesis known as Drew Brees' offense.