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Saints News, 5/1/15: Sean Payton Talks About First Round Draft Picks

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Payton said last night that Peat will play tackle and Anthony will play inside linebacker. From NOLA.com: Payton said he doesn't see Peat coming in to play guard, which currently has a vacant spot after the Saints traded Ben Grubbs. Tim Lelito is the frontrunner to take that spot. "I don't see that," Payton said. "He's a tackle." Regarding Anthony - "All of the things fit with Stephone. Again we got really familiar with him in the process. We loved the make-up. He's sharp. He's the leader of their defense. When you talk to Brent Veneble, who is the head coach there, or anyone back there, his name comes up in five seconds," Payton said. "Then the production on the film was good. Then when you look at the combine numbers, when you look at his size. Some of those things separated him in a group that we felt was really good. There are a handful of guys that are going to get drafted early tomorrow with how we had them stacked. I think that's going to happen. We'll see a few more of those inside linebackers taken within the first 10 or 15 picks."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Updated look at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsDraft?src=hash">#SaintsDraft</a> picks (Saints have 7 remaining) <a href="http://t.co/w4jjkOdPSq">http://t.co/w4jjkOdPSq</a> <a href="http://t.co/ngHyADKhvx">pic.twitter.com/ngHyADKhvx</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/594112103415316480">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Honor to be with so many great military leaders at Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School Mess Night in Quantico <a href="http://t.co/yYD7RZtYQ9">pic.twitter.com/yYD7RZtYQ9</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/594118062825144323">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Had a great time with my grandparents at the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico VA. It is a phenomenal museum! <a href="http://t.co/Td0oRqCOHO">pic.twitter.com/Td0oRqCOHO</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/594117221758148608">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> you guys got a good one one <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony">@stephoneanthony</a> ... Who Dat Nation will have XPE repping on both sides of ball!!!</p>&mdash; Tony Villani (@TonyVillani_XPE) <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyVillani_XPE/status/594090907579744258">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/TideNFL">@TideNFL</a> It&#39;s an honor to rep the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Black &amp; Gold! Can&#39;t wait to wear <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OurColors?src=hash">#OurColors</a> on the field. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Spon?src=hash">#Spon</a> <a href="http://t.co/7fV2sY2t0H">pic.twitter.com/7fV2sY2t0H</a></p>&mdash; Stephone Anthony (@stephoneanthony) <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony/status/594014206841724929">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">To the rest of players this weekend goodluck... Team offices can&#39;t sleep on my guys <a href="https://twitter.com/ItsChrisHarper">@ItsChrisHarper</a> and mike lowe <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gobears?src=hash">#gobears</a></p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/status/594105459981717504">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Stephone Anthony was the 1st linebacker taken in the 1st round by the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> since Mark Fields in 1995 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsDraft?src=hash">#SaintsDraft</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/594031874462371840">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Andrus Peat was the 1st offensive lineman selected in the 1st round by the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> since OT Jammal Brown in 2005 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsDraft?src=hash">#SaintsDraft</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/594038245895319552">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I promise I can&#39;t put it all in a tweet but just know I&#39;m humbled but hungry <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhoDatNation?src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a></p>&mdash; Stephone Anthony (@stephoneanthony) <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony/status/594016899484233728">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a> Thanks bro!</p>&mdash; Andrus Peat (@AndrusPeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrusPeat/status/594003764337463296">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congrats to the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a>&#39; 1st round pick, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OrangeBowl?src=hash">#OrangeBowl</a> alum <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony">@stephoneanthony</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/ClemsonFB">@ClemsonFB</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFLDraft?src=hash">#NFLDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/HbOnH4JQBs">pic.twitter.com/HbOnH4JQBs</a></p>&mdash; Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) <a href="https://twitter.com/OrangeBowl/status/594000419782819840">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Clemson?src=hash">#Clemson</a> is coming.&quot; - <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony">@stephoneanthony</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALLINtheNFLDraft?src=hash">#ALLINtheNFLDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/qaURtjpM41">pic.twitter.com/qaURtjpM41</a></p>&mdash; Jonathan Gantt (@Jonathan_Gantt) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Gantt/status/593994572805623808">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rams RB Zak Stacy, who tweeted "Yikes" after STL drafted Todd Gurley, has requested a trade and team is open to moving him, per NFL source.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/594000163041124352">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton recaps the 1st round of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsDraft?src=hash">#SaintsDraft</a> VIDEO: <a href="http://t.co/xONp8rY10e">http://t.co/xONp8rY10e</a> <a href="http://t.co/yIT7WBdHZj">pic.twitter.com/yIT7WBdHZj</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/593998039620157440">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">They have messed around and put two Clemson boys together on same team lets go <a href="https://twitter.com/stephoneanthony">@stephoneanthony</a></p>&mdash; Cj Spiller (@CJSPILLER) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJSPILLER/status/593979073652744192">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’ll never forget the moment I got drafted. And neither will these guys. Watch them prepare for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheCall?src=hash">#TheCall</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ad?src=hash">#ad</a> <a href="http://t.co/TjHO6QV2xI">http://t.co/TjHO6QV2xI</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/593991925415419904">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton pleased with picks&#10; <a href="http://t.co/ucCo49tEKt">http://t.co/ucCo49tEKt</a> <a href="http://t.co/V6Er0vxUGZ">pic.twitter.com/V6Er0vxUGZ</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/593992577692631040">May 1, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Sean Payton recaps the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft
Quotes and video from Sean Payton's press conference from Thursday

Saints coach Sean Payton says Andrus Peat will play tackle, competition will 'work itself out' | NOLA.com
Payton said Peat will play tackle

Saints coach Sean Payton: Stephone Anthony most suited to play Mike linebacker | NOLA.com
Payton: "We like the makeup, his size, his flexibility, position flexibility, I think he can play either inside position."

Unable to trade up in draft, Saints make safe play with Andrus Peat, Stephone Anthony: Jeff Duncan | NOLA.com
Saints make solid, if not sexy, selections

2015 NFL draft: New Orleans Saints pick Andrus Peat in first round - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Rapid reaction to the Saints choosing Andrus Peat in the first round of the NFL draft.

Drafting Andrus Peat creates more questions than answers for Saints: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
Logjam at offensive tackle presents tough decisions for Saints

Stephone Anthony says joining Saints is 'dream come true' | NOLA.com
Inside linebacker Stephone Anthony had an invitation to the NFL Draft, but opted to stay in his own town rather than traveling to "Draft Town."

New Orleans Saints players welcome new Saints OT Andrus Peat, ILB Stephone Anthony to the team
The New Orleans Saints drafted OT Andrus Peat from Stanford in 13th pick and Stephone Anthony from Clemson in the 31st pick

2015 NFL draft: New Orleans Saints pick ILB Stephone Anthony at No. 31 - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Rapid reaction from the New Orleans Saints selecting inside linebacker Stephone Anthony with the No. 31 pick of the NFL draft.

Saints go big in first round | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE -- The wall around Drew Brees is getting stronger. And bigger.

Saints tab new man in the middle | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE -- A pass rusher will have to wait until Friday. So will a receiver.

Transcript Andrus Peat's conference call with Saints media
Offensive tackle was 13th pick in NFL draft

10 things to know about new Saints inside linebacker Stephone Anthony
Played college ball at Clemson

10 things to know about new Saints offensive tackle Andrus Peat
Peat played college ball at Stanford

Stephone Anthony: Joe Vitt is going to be an exciting guy to play for
The Saints drafted Stephone Anthony with the 31st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

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Saints Video

Sean Payton talks about Saints two draft picks
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton talked to the media Thursday, April 30 following the selection of the team's two first-round draft picks. Video by Ashley Amoss, New Orleans Saints video

Rob Ryan talks about 2015 NFL draft
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan spoke with senior writer John DeShazier before the first round of Thursday's NFL draft. Video by Justin Stout, New Orleans Saints

Pete Carmichael talks about 2015 NFL draft
New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael was interviewed by senior writer John DeShazier before the start of the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, April 30. Video by Justin Stout, New Orleans Saints video

Joe Vitt talks about 2015 NFL draft
New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt was interviewed by Sean Kelley before the start of the 2015 NFL draft. New Orleans Saints video

Jeff Ireland talks about 2015 NFL draft
New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland was interviewed by Sean Kelley before the start of the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, April 30. Video by Justin Stout, New Orleans Saints video

Terry Fontenot talks about 2015 NFL draft
New Orleans Saints director of pro scouting Terry Fontenot was interviewed by senior writer John DeShazier on Thursday, April 30 before the start of the first round of the NFL draft. Video by Justin Stout, New Orleans Saints video

Dennis Allen talks about 2015 NFL draft
Dennis Allen, senior defensive assistant for the New Orleans Saints, was interviewed by Sean Kelley before the start of the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, April 30. Video by Justin Stout, New Orleans Saints video

Andrus Peat on the #SaintsDraft Show
Andrus Peat talks about joining the New Orleans Saints with Sean Kelley and John DeShazier on the #SaintsDraft show. (Video by Justin Stout)

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NFL News

NFL Draft 2015: Friday's television schedule, live stream and draft order | NOLA.com
Second and third rounds to be held Friday night

Randy Gregory among six players still in the green room | ProFootballTalk
Six of the players in attendance at the NFL draft are in the awkward position of spending another day at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, rather than heading out to visit their new teams on Friday.

Jameis Winston wins the Internet with crab leg photo | ProFootballTalk
It is quite possible, now that he is the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, that Jameis Winston just does not care. At all. The new Buccaneers quarterback showed some impressive self-awareness and a sense of humor by celebrating his new fortune with an Instagram photo of himself in a Bucs jers...

QBs Petty, Hundley, Mannion and Grayson may be drafted tonight | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers think they got their franchise quarterback first overall when they drafted Jameis Winston, and the Titans think they got their franchise quarterback second overall when they drafted Marcus Mariota.