Scouting Notes: Saints draft picks’ pros and cons

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Round 1: Brian Bresse, DT, 6-5, 300, Clemson

Very explosive athlete, quick off the ball and has a surge
Moves well laterally
Shows power at the point of attack
Has adequate length and a high motor

Needs to keep his pads lower, tends to play too high
Has had injury problems, torn an ACL In 2021 and shoulder surgery in 2022
Missed time hindered development

Round 2: Isaiah Foskey, DE, 6-5, 260, Notre Dame

Prototypical size-length prospect with speed off the edge
Keeps his pads low, bends at the knees
Plays with good balance
7 forced fumbles in past two years
Also has some inside pass rush ability
Has even dropped into pass coverage at times

Has had limited snaps with his hand in the dirt
Could be more physical against the run
Lacks elite bend coming off the edge

Round 3: Kendre Miller, RB, 5-11, 217, TCU

Runs with good vision
Good blend of size and speed
Can pick up blitzes
Powerful north-south runner

Runs a bit too high
Ball secruity questions (had 7 career fumbles)
Not used much catching out of the backfield but can do it

Round 4: Nick Saldiveri, OG, 6-6, 320, Old Dominion

Solid pass blocker
Can line up at all the offensive line positions
Has outstanding size and strength
Show polish in some areas of technique

Has been an inconsistent run blocker
Only average as a second-level blocker
Must make big step up from Old dominion to NFL

Jake Haener
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Round 4: Jake Haener, QB, 6-0, 210, Fresno State

MVP in the Senior bowl
Had 68 TD passes with just 18 INTs in college
Can read defenses
Shows pro-level accuracy as passer
Slides away from the pass rush

Lacks ideal size
Tends to hold the ball too long at times
Needs to locate his second and third receivers quicker

Round 5: Jordan Howden, DB, 5-11, 203, Minnesota

Versatile, can line up at strong and free safety and in the slot
Started every game as a senior after extensive playing time over 5 seasons
Allow no touchdowns at Minnesota
Dependable tackler

Lacks ideal height and play strength
Not a frequent playmaker
May struggle against big receivers
Needs to prove he can stay healthy

Round 6: A.T. Perry, WR, 6-4, 206, Wake Forest

Good build, tall with long arms
Runs well after the catch
Tracks the ball in the air well
Can win contested catches

Lacks explosion and takes a time to get going
Needs to improve his route running
Can struggle in press coverage getting off the line

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Al Dupuy

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Dupuy is the owner of Draft Day Report, The Pro Prospects Draft Scrapbook, a must for any draftnik following the NFL. Al was born in Plaquemine, La., and moved to New Orleans when he was 6 years old. He grew up on Tulane Ave. two blocks from Pelican Stadium and became interested in sports at an early age. He went…

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