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Fleur-de-Links, April 6: Saints take in another LSU pro day

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Is this the year the Saints hold that tiger?

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Former LSU Tigers wide receiver D.J. Chark runs the 40 yard dash during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Former LSU Tigers wide receiver D.J. Chark runs the 40 yard dash during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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Word on the Street

'Different opportunity' for Saints in NFL draft this year, but Mickey Loomis still hoping to find gems | Saints | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints find themselves preparing for an NFL draft that will likely feel different than the team's experience the past three years.

Saints, other NFL teams search for Arden Key's truth | NOLA.com
Questions remain around former LSU pass rusher leading up to the NFL Draft

Familiarity with Benjamin Watson doesn't hurt, but Saints signed him more for his ability | Saints | theadvocate.com
Benjamin Watson casts such a large figure off the field that sometimes his on-the-field talents get overshadowed.

LSU pro day updates: Athletes try to impress pro scouts; see results from workouts | LSU | theadvocate.com
LSU hosts its annual Pro Day on Wednesday, where NFL hopefuls work out and interview with scouts and other team representatives.

How the Falcons can keep pace with the NFC’s top contenders in the draft - The Falcoholic
There are a few types of players that would elevate one of the best rosters in the league.

Lagniappe

2018 NFL Draft: Quenton Nelson Is a Generational Guard Prospect | The Ringer
No guard has been taken with a top-five NFL draft pick in more than 20 years. That should change with the selection of the Notre Dame product who looks ready to step in and annihilate defenders.

Patriots’ Julian Edelman May Have Thwarted a School Shooting - The New York Times
“I’m going to shoot my school up watch the news.” A 14-year-old boy was arrested after police said he made the comment on one of Edelman’s Instagram posts.

Bob McNair on inmates in prison comment: “The main thing I regret is apologizing” | Yahoo! Sports
Texans owner Bob McNair is not sorry he compared NFL players to “inmates running the prison” last year. He is sorry for apologizing for that comment.

RGIII over Kaepernick? The NFL is just trolling us now | The Undefeated
At this point, the NFL is trolling us all. That’s the only way to explain the fact that Robert Griffin III has returned to the league while Colin Kaepernick is …

Thank You, Arizona - by Tyrann Mathieu | The Players' Tribune
Today, I’m a man who understands how much you can offer the world if you give a little of yourself. Arizona did that.