Saints Invite WR Lovett and S Redden To Rookie Mini-Camp


The New Orleans Saints are adding two more players to their rookie mini-camp invites in wide receiver Charles Lovett and safety Adam Redden.

–Lovett, 5’8″, 180 lbs., is a teammate of Saints 2015 third round pick quarterback Garrett Grayson from Colorado State.

For his college career he has 92 receptions for 1,326 yards, averaging 14.4 yards a reception and 6 touchdowns.

While that may not seem like much from the senior you can see his average per catch was used to help keep drives going for the Rams.

Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Colorado State Rams wide receiver Charles Lovett (4) celebrates with teammates after catching a touchdown in the first quarter against the Washington State Cougars during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

His Pro Day numbers weren’t that exciting with Lovett running a pedestrian 4.65 40-yard dash for his height and weight.  He also did 10 reps on bench press, a 32 inch vertical jump, and 119 inch broad jump.

Lovett also handled kick return duties at Colorado State so he may get some reps there at mini-camp but I wouldn’t expect too much.

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–Redden got his start at Buffalo as a wide receiver during his freshman year but made a switch to defensive back following that.

While what some may consider small to play safety at 6’1″, 202 lbs.  Redden is said to be a tough physical player.

Sep 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk (25) eludes Buffalo Bulls defensive back Adam Redden (29) during the game at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Bulls 70-13. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

During his college career he had 171 tackles with 29 of those for a loss, 6 passes defended, 6 forced fumbles, 1 interception and 11 sacks.

Redden’s best year came as a senior where he had 78 tackles with 14.5 for a loss, 6.5 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles.

At his Pro Day Redden didn’t impress with his 40-yard dash of 4.94 but did very well with 17 reps on bench press, a 37 inch vertical, and 122 inch broad jump.

Draft analyst Mike Detillier actually had him ranked as the 38th overall strong safety in his scouting report….

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