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Fleur-de-Links, May 7: post-draft press conference notes from around the NFC South

Rotoworld’s Josh Norris surveyed every NFCS team’s post-draft thoughts.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26:  Vita Vea of Washington high fives fans after  being picked #12 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first  round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium.
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: Vita Vea of Washington high fives fans after being picked #12 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium.
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Word on the Street

Draft Decisions: NFC South | Rotoworld.com
Josh Norris watched every NFC South draft press conference to find the truth behind each teams' picks, like the Falcons and Calvin Ridley.

Adam Rank: Alvin Kamara headlines top 200 fantasy players for 2018 | NFL.com
Adam Rank has updated his Top 200 following the NFL draft and Deshaun Watson is his QB1. See where all of the incoming rookies like Saquon Barkley, Derrius Guice and Ronald Jones land here.

New Orleans Saints 2018 NFL Draft picks: How Natrell Jamerson fits | Bucky's 5th Quarter
A Q&A with Chris Dunnels of Canal Street Chronicles

Tre'Quan Smith, Saints' third-round pick, went from keeping stats to collecting them | NOLA.com
Tre'Quan Smith wasn't on the football team as a sophomore in high school, but he was still on the sideline during games.

New Orleans Saints show support for Pelicans in the playoffs | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints players flocked to the sold-out Smoothie King Center on Sunday (May 6) to cheer on the Pelicans in their fourth playoff game against the Golden State Warriors. Despite their eventual loss, some Saints took to social media to show support for their fellow local athletes.

Lagniappe

NFL rookie camps: First look at draft picks getting to work | ESPN
NFL rookies, including Sam Darnold, for the first time hit practice fields for nine teams, giving a glimpse of the future -- and the work ahead.

Peter King on decision to leave MMQB; NFL draft fallout | SI.com
Peter King explains his recent decision to leave Sports Illustrated and his future plans for the Monday morning column at NBC Sports. Other sections include: answers to leftover questions from the draft; a Matt Ryan contract breakdown; why Mayfield-Pats buzz seems off; and more.

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Switzer examines abrupt divorce from Cowboys | 247Sports
In his first-and-only interview with Cowboys' media following the trade, Ryan Switzer reveals all.

NFL anthem protests: League may allow teams to decide policy | SI.com
Owners are expected to vote on the change this month.

Why Cardinals QB Josh Rosen Should Be the Favorite to Win NFL Rookie of the Year | Bleacher Report
It's frustrating for quarterback prospects to be drafted below where they think they should go, but it's far from a professional death sentence.