Below are just some of the answers to reader questions submitted Monday. The rest of my answers will follow later today. Special thanks to all those that participated. Feel free to continue the discussion on any of these topics in the comment section below.
I can't answer that question from personal experience. Haven't seem any of them play. I can tell you that Chris Givens got a little love from Joe Vitt during one of the minicamp press conferences, mentioning he was good in the red zone. But the depth at wide receiver is too much. He's hoping for a practice squad spot. I seem to remember hearing good things about Jerico Nelson as well. I'd say he's got a shot.
Really starting to get intrigued on our defensive side of the ball. How much do you think we will improve? Are Lofton and Hawthorne the great additions I think they will be? And what’s your thoughts on Malcolm Jenkins will he thrive under this new defense? I believe we can be a top 10 defense, is that so unrealistic on my part? - Jacob D
It's a bit unrealistic, but certainly not possible. I think you should temper your expectations, though, that way you won't disappoint yourself too much. Look, all these questions you're asking are the same ones every Saints fan is asking as well. And they're important questions.
On paper, the Saints are looking much improved. But I feel like this is a situation with so many new variables, it's damn near impossible to predict. Not like offseasons past where a few players left and a few new players came in. Feels like there's been more turnover than usual this spring/summer and add to that a brand new coordinator. Who the hell knows what's gonna happen! Let's just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.
Any players that you see the Saints could sign to their roster last minute? Or who are some players you could see the Saints deal away before the season? - Travis D.
Are there any players that I could see the Saints signing at the last minute that are good? No. Could they sign some random dude? Absolutely. Do I know who that might be? Of course not. And it won't matter anyway because he won't be any good. As for your second question, I don't see the Saints trading anyone away. Message Board Guy always likes to throw around Devery's name as trade bait but I'm not sure there would be any takers.