The New Orleans Saints have extended an invite to Central Missouri right end Cullen Rosine for their upcoming rookie mini-camp in a few weeks, according to New Orleans Advocate Saints beat writer Nick Underhill.
Rosine seems to be one of the basketball turned tight end players as he was a member of the Mules basketball program from 2009-2010 prior to playing the tight end position.
The past three years on the football field the 6’5″, 255 lb. tight end caught 75 passes for 846 yards averaging 11.3 yards a reception and 8 touchdowns.
He finished his senior season with being chosen as Second-Team All-MIAA as well as First Team Academic All-District. He also was named a D2Football.com All-American at tight end.
Rosine and the Mules finished the season 8-4 overall and 7-4 in conference play. The Mules won the Second Annual Live United Texarkana Bowl in Texarkana, Arkansas with a 48-21 win over Southeastern Oklahoma State.
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In his junior year, the Knob Noster, Missouri native received an honorable mention All-MIAA at tight end as well as being an MIAA Academic Honor Roll member; for his work in the classroom.
Rosine graduated with a 3.62 grade point average while majoring in safety management and currently carries a 3.78 GPA in graduate school while working toward a master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene.
Along with being a big body, Rosine also appears to have something the Saints want as far as intelligence and football smarts which head coach Sean Payton is high on.
And while in all honesty Rosine has virtually no shot at making the roster, stranger things have happened in Saints Rookie Mini-Camp before; as in 2007, when an unheralded rookie UDFA from Illinois named Pierre Thomas came in and blew everyone away enroute to a nice NFL career.
Could Rosine be the next one?