Saints Will Host Local Draft Prospects On Thursday


With the 2015 NFL Draft fast approaching the New Orleans Saints are still scouting for help on defense as well as some help for quarterback Drew Brees.

On Thursday the Saints will get an up close look at some local prospects that could possibly fit that bill.

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Mainly because they’ll play host to two local universities not far from the New Orleans area.

Both Southeastern Louisiana University and Tulane University football teams will hold their Pro Day’s at the Saints indoor facility starting at 8:00 a.m.

S.L.U. will have a bevy of players headlined by quarterback Bryan Bennett who will attempt to catch the eye of scouts.

Jan 21, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Bryan Bennett of Southeastern Louisiana (6) during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Bennett garnered attention when he received a late invite to the Senior Bowl and then the NFL Scouting Combine where he was given praise by evaluators for his passing skills.

During his two seasons with the Lions the 6’2″-215 lb. signal caller passed for 5,522 yards with 39 TD’s and 19 Int’s.  He also rushed for 1,715 yards scoring 31 TD’s.

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Other offensive players the Saints could show interest in as regards to depth at the position are wide receivers Devante Scott and Chris “Gump” Malott.

Scott, 5’11”-195 lbs.,  had a breakout 2014 season where he caught 50 passes for 1,064 yards and 6 TD’s.  He also had 6 kick returns for 107 yards averaging 17.8 yards per return.

Malott, 6’5″-225 lbs., is a big bodied receiver known for his blocking ability but in his last two years at S.L.U. caught 26 passes for 491 yards and 4 TD’s.

Dec 14, 2013; Hammond, LA, USA; New Hampshire Wildcats cornerback Steven Thames (21) tackles Southeastern Louisiana Lions wide receiver Chris Malott (5) in the second half at Strawberry Stadium. New Hampshire defeated Southeastern Louisiana 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

After his performance at the Super Regional Combine in Arizona, Malott got some visits from Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly as well as scouts from several other teams including the Saints.

On the defensive side, two linebackers to look at are Kaleb Muse and Isiah Corbett.

Muse, 6’0″-250 lbs., is a local prospect from Ponchatoula who in his career had 183 tackles with 15 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 INT.

Corbett, 6’3″-250 lbs., was nicknamed “The Predator” due to not only the long dreadlocks jutting from his helmet and menacing face mask, but his style of play.

In only two seasons with the Lions he had 130 tackles with 28 for a loss, 11.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 5 INT’s with one returned for a touchdown.

For Tulane University the one confirmed name to be working out and surely on the Saints radar is cornerback Lorenzo Doss.

Sep 27, 2014; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Tulane Green Wave cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) reacts after intercepting a pass in front of Rutgers Scarlet Knights wide receiver John Tsimis (84) in the second half at High Points Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

After leaving early following his junior year, Doss was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine where he got some kind words from Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders.

In just three years Doss managed to get 126 tackles, 33 passes defended, and a whopping 15 INT’s.

Although listed as only 5’10”-182 lbs., his ability to locate and high point the ball in the air combined with his aggressive nature can’t be measured.

On his Combine profile at, Doss is mentioned as a “workaholic” as well as given a comparison to NFL cornerback Buster Skrine.

I’ve seen several mock drafts that have Doss going to the Saints in the 4th-5th round range and I can’t disagree that if he slips to them there he’d be a nice addition…..

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