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Saints News, 5/8/15: Saints Put More Work Than Ever Into This Draft Class

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From an interview article with Joe Vitt by Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: “Our coaching staff, our scouts, we’ve seen more players in person on the road, interviewed more players, watched more film, did more cross-checks on players this year than any time I’ve been here, and maybe any time in 37 years in the National Football League,” Vitt said. “We have left no stone uncovered this year. We know the importance of this draft. ...These players are gonna be part of the foundation.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Joe Vitt: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> put more work than ever into this draft class <a href="http://t.co/x1VhnwA7W9">http://t.co/x1VhnwA7W9</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/596662291279417344">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s Friday! Why Not! I got milk... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoWater?src=hash">#NoWater</a> lol <a href="http://t.co/7OfJsGJ2eB">pic.twitter.com/7OfJsGJ2eB</a></p>&mdash; Brandon Coleman (@B_Cole16) <a href="https://twitter.com/B_Cole16/status/596679759289032706">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Contrary to popular belief, you can have the utmost respect the Patriots and Tom Brady, and still believe there was wrongdoing here.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/596678192775221248">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">(From Thursday) Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year: Rob Ryan&#39;s fingerprints all on Saints&#39; draft <a href="http://t.co/bSr25O4Lnh">http://t.co/bSr25O4Lnh</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/596677074275979264">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tom Brady&#39;s agent Don Yee joined .<a href="https://twitter.com/andersoncooper">@andersoncooper</a> &quot;He will eventually address this.&quot; <a href="http://t.co/SNoMetDQis">http://t.co/SNoMetDQis</a> <a href="http://t.co/4d55CcOCPF">pic.twitter.com/4d55CcOCPF</a></p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/status/596668827070386177">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Been up all night for no reason</p>&mdash; Joseph Morgan (@jmthegreat) <a href="https://twitter.com/jmthegreat/status/596635317131546624">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I wanna wish my Spiritual Mom <a href="https://twitter.com/Mai_Toe">@Mai_Toe</a> a Happy Birthday. TY for everything. Truly blessed to be able to call you Mom <a href="http://t.co/eNiVx19zJt">pic.twitter.com/eNiVx19zJt</a></p>&mdash; Senio Kelemete (@Kelemete65) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kelemete65/status/596504432705183745">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICMI: Rob Ryan on what went wrong for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; D: Himself, missed tackles, third downs <a href="http://t.co/nXvRx5h2O1">http://t.co/nXvRx5h2O1</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/596491478135926784">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: Dennis Allen on starting fresh with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> after being fired by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Raiders?src=hash">#Raiders</a>; working with Rob Ryan <a href="http://t.co/wHUvHbobJu">http://t.co/wHUvHbobJu</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/596491379309748224">May 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Joe Vitt: Saints put more work than ever into 2015 NFL draft class - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Here are some notables from interviews with Saints assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Vitt and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr.

Rob Ryan on what went wrong for New Orleans Saints' defense - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Coordinator says missed tackles, third-down conversions and his own mistakes were among the team's issues last season.

Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year: Rob Ryan's fingerprints all on Saints' draft | NOLA.com
"I love that kid. ... When Rob got those two guys (Kikaha and Fresno State defensive lineman Tyeler Davison), that had Rob Ryan written all over it," Millard said. "I could tell right away what Rob was thinking when he drafted Tyeler and when he drafted that kid from U-Dub (Washington). Both very aggressive, great kids, hungry, workers, these are guys that are hungry to do some good things."

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Sean Payton talks about the team's cornerbacks
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After late courtship, Garrett Grayson eager to begin New Orleans Saints career | NOLA.com
"They really didn't show any interest at all throughout the whole process, and then three days before the draft they came out to Colorado State and worked me out," Grayson said of the Saints.

Intel on Andrus Peat from @RuleofTree | The Saints Nation

Optimum Performance: DNA of New Orleans Saints' top draft picks -- will it protect them? | NOLA.com
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New Orleans Saints Undrafted Rookies: Doniel Gambrell
New Orleans Saints Undrafted Rookie Profiles: Doniel Gambrell - Why this man will win your heart when he wins games for the New Orleans Saints.

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NFL News

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