The New Orleans Saints held their rookie minicamp this weekend, Saturday was open to the media and was the first look at the Saints rookies in action. Here is a list of those who are participating, unsigned rookies, signed rookies, and try-out players.
3rd-round pick RB Kendre Miller was the only draftee not participating, he said he would be “100%” by training camp. The rookie that has stood out the most so far is 4th-round Fresno State QB Jake Haener.
#Saints minicamp practice is over for the day. QB Jake Haener was a big standout for me with his clean footwork and ball placement. We didn't get to see team drills so it was all against air, but the composure and accuracy were hard to miss.— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) May 13, 2023
There were no team drills, only routes on air but it was enough to impress those attending. Haener has been known for his quick decision-making and accurate throws and that’s what he did.
6th-round pick A.T. Perry also impressed. Perry and UDFA WR Shaq Davis were the two pass catchers that opened eyes during the weekend.
The Saints 1st and 2nd round picks Bryan Bresee and Isaiah Foskey shared the field together for the first time. Both are expected to have large impacts for the Saints in year one.
Current Saints that aren’t rookies that were asked to participate were TE Lukas Krull and DT Prime Emili. UDFA TE Joel Wilson also did not pass his physical so he will not be joining the team.