Kristian@wwl.com - The 2013 Senior Bowl week is under way in Mobile. There is plenty of talent in key positions of need for the Saints in this year's game.
LSU defensive end Lavar Edwards is a sure to be a guy the front office and scouting personnel will be keeping a close eye on this week. "I would love to be drafted by the Saints, it would be a great experience for me and my family to have a chance to play there," Edwards told me. Edwards was overshadowed by underclassmen Sam Montgomery and Barkevious Mingo as premier pass rushers in Baton Rouge. NFL analyst Mike Detillier expect Edwards to go in the middle of April's draft.
Another name to watch along the defensive line is Southern Methodist defensive end Margus Hunt. He's HUGE at 6'7 and 265 pounds. The native of Estonia didn't begin his football career until 2009. Hunt came to SMU as a track athlete. But when he couldn't afford to pay tuition, he tried football and earned a scholarship. Hunt is just scratching the surface of his football talent, but this is the kind of guy the Saints would love to take a shot at later in the draft. Huge upside!
Saints general Manager Mickey Loomis is expected to attend the Senior Bowl practices and speak to the media at some point this week. I'm anxious to ask him if the NFL has entertained any discussions to reinstate the 2013 2nd round draft pick the team lost as a result of the bounty punishments. Loomis and the Saints have a first and a third round pick this April. They also are without a 6th round pick because of the trade in training camp for linebacker Barret Ruud.
RG, you are what we thought you were. You blew a chance to mend fences. The people of New Orleans are being real kind to all the tourist, players, coaches, media, and fans of the Super Bowl participants. The opportunity was there for a real healing of all feelings. You give back, at least that pick, and you could openly show your face at the event. You did not do us any favors. Sean Payton was due back, anyway. Did the parade floats offend you? Did you need more people kneeling down and kissing your ring? I know your carrying out the agenda of NFL ownership. Now, your simply being childish.