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Tracking NFL Draft Prospect Visits with the New Orleans Saints

The circuit of all-star exhibition games is drawing to a close for 2017, so which prospects have been linked to the New Orleans Saints?

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl-North Practice
The North squad offensive and defensive lines compete during practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Credit: Glenn Andrews
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With the week of practices ahead of the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl in the books, we’ve formally entered draft season. NFL teams including the New Orleans Saints are formally meeting with draft prospects and rumors are swirling about which rookies could be connected to pro teams in the leadup to draft day.

Here’s my updated tracker of players the Saints have met with. I’ve gathered this information from sources ranging from Walter Football’s listings to Twitter reports and Canal Street Chronicle interviews with players.

2017 FBS All-Americans Tropical Bowl (Daytona Beach, Florida)

  • 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 (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

  • TE Brandon Barnes, Alabama State

2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl (Carson, California)

  • No known meetings, but the Saints were among all 32 NFL teams and multiple CFL teams to be represented

2017 East-West Shrine Game (St. Petersburg, Florida)

  • 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

2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl (Mobile, Alabama)

  • G Dion Dawkins, Temple
  • CB Tre’Davious White, LSU
  • CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
  • DT Dalvin Tomlinson, Alabama
  • WR Travin Dural, LSU
  • LB Duke Riley, LSU
  • G/C Ethan Pocic, LSU
  • DE Chris Wormley, Michigan
  • OLB Carroll Phillips, Illinois
  • CB Rasul Douglas, West Virginia
  • T/G Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
  • TE O.J. Howard, Alabama
  • QB Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh
  • DE Tarell Basham, Ohio
  • DE Tyus Bowser, Houston
  • S Obi Melifonwu, UConn
  • CB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee