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Also in the news: draft recaps, reactions, and Ms. Benson’s winery.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24: Manti Te’o #51 of the New Orleans Saints  celebrates after recovering a fumble during the second half of a game  against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24: Manti Te’o #51 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after recovering a fumble during the second half of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Word on the Street

The Saints had a perfectly good reason for bizarre NFL Draft moves | SBNation.com
The Saints’ confusing draft moves were a reflection of a team that thinks differently about its picks.

Saints draft analysis: How past success allows New Orleans to take calculated risks in 2018 | theadvocate.com
First, you have to acknowledge the New Orleans Saints were lucky last season.

Seven thoughts on the Saints' draft class | theadvocate.com
The first impression of Tre’Quan Smith was a good one.

Gayle Benson meeting with winemakers between playoff games, planning to launch wine in fall | theadvocate.com
Gayle Benson continues to honor her late husband by carrying out his plans.

J.T. Barrett reportedly signing 3-year deal with Saints | Land of 10
New Orleans is reportedly keeping Barrett for longer than a minicamp.

Lagniappe

Colts' GM Chris Ballard invites reporters into team war room | Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard offers details on Quenton Nelson, Darius Leonard, Kemoko Turay and other picks in the NFL Draft.

Jaguars' Shad Khan wants Wembley Stadium to host Super Bowl | SI.com
In an interview with BBC, Jaguars owner Shad Khan explained how he wants to host a Super Bowl at Wembley Stadium in England if he he is able to purchase it.

24 Hours With Bradley Chubb and His Team at the Draft | SI.com
The MMQB went behind the scenes with the N.C. State defensive end, his family, friends and agents for the dramatic hours as his NFL dream came true

MMQB: One Question, 32 Answers: What Do You Think About Every Team’s Offseason? | SI.com
With free agency and the draft in the rearview, here’s a quick look at how every team fared. Plus mailbag questions on Josh Allen’s social-media history, Cleveland’s unnecessary secrecy, the rookie wage scale and more.

The Most Fun Pairings Coming Out of the NFL Draft | The Ringer
Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley? This is going to be exciting.