The NFL Draft evaluation process is so thorough that eventually, everyone meets with everyone else. There may be something to how teams prioritize interviews and visits, but I don’t put much stock in that.
For now, it’s interesting to note which prospects the New Orleans Saints have taken time to establish contact with. It should also be noted that these aren’t formal, lengthy interviews; usually it’s an area scout swapping information with a prospect after practice to set up a more in-depth meeting later.
2017 FBS All-Americans Tropical Bowl
- No known meetings, but were one of 26 NFL teams and 6 CFL teams to have scouts in attendance
2017 HBCU Spirit of America Bowl
- TE Brandon Barnes, Alabama State
2017 East-West Shrine Game
- DT Chunky Clements, Illinois
- DT Matthew Godin, Michigan
- LB Calvin Munson, San Diego State
- TE Blake Jarwin, Oklahoma State
- QB Wes Lunt, Illinois
- WR Tony Stevens, Auburn
I’ll continue to update this list as more information becomes available from events like the Senior Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine, and private team meetings as they are reported. We’re just getting started on the path to the draft.