The New Orleans Saints seem to be locked onto the defensive tackle position as it was announced by The Advocate’s Nick Underhill that they signed Indiana’s Bobby Richardson as an undrafted free agent.
Richardson may be another “steal” by the Saints as an undrafted free agent since he was graded as a mid-round pick as well as being a versatile defensive lineman.
He’s listed as a defensive tackle but was known to play a defensive end in Indiana’s 3-4 defense.
This would make Richardson interchangeable depending on what packages the Saints run.
The 6’3″, 283 lb. defender posted a 4.99 40-yard dash at his Pro Day along with 21 reps on bench press, a 31.5 inch vertical, and 110 inch broad jump.
NFL.com had this in their scouting report:
"Fires upfield with desired burst and plays on lineman’s edge as pass rusher. Relentless motor with a desire to get his licks in on the ball carrier as often as he can. Eyes stay on the prize. Almost always finds and chases running backs and quarterbacks no matter how far across field."
In short that is the “high motor” type of player the Saints have looked at during the draft and apparently are still combing through.
As noted by a few, the Saints have already reached their limit on the roster with 90 total players allowed at one time.
Most likely we’ll be seeing some changes coming with these UDFA’s either being cast back out into the pool or a current player on the roster getting released.