New Orleans Saints rookie Chris Olave learns on the go with new teammate Michael Thomas

New Orleans Saints rookie Chris Olave learns on the go with new teammate Michael Thomas

METAIRIE, La. – The first day of Chris Olave at the New Orleans Saints camp for beginners was technically Friday. However, the 11th overall pick in the NFL draft has already spent most of the past two weeks meeting his new counterpart, Michael Thomas, at their joint home base in Southern California. Thomas welcomed a … Read more

Tirann Mathieu says New Orleans Saints ‘a place I’ve always wanted to be’

Tirann Mathieu says New Orleans Saints ‘a place I’ve always wanted to be’

METAIRIE, La. – This return home was worth the wait for Tirana Matje. Not only in the last few weeks of the free agency, when the triple first team of All Pro nurtured hope in what he called a “perfect” fit with his native New Orleans Saints. But the 10-year-old veteran insisted on Wednesday that … Read more

NFL Draft Ratings – Mel Kipper Jr. chooses stolen, sleeper and favorite classes for 2022 from all 32 teams

NFL Draft Ratings – Mel Kipper Jr. chooses stolen, sleeper and favorite classes for 2022 from all 32 teams

This was my 39th year working on the NFL Draft for ESPN, and I can’t remember trading madness like the one we saw in the middle of the first round on Thursday. There were spades and players flying off the board faster than I could have imagined which team was on the clock. Now that … Read more

NFL fake draft for rounds 2 and 3: Dane Brugler has Malik Willis in the Seahawks and Desmond Ridder in the Titans

NFL fake draft for rounds 2 and 3: Dane Brugler has Malik Willis in the Seahawks and Desmond Ridder in the Titans

With 32 spades in the books, our focus is now shifting to Friday night and Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft, with most eyes on quarterbacks. Pete Kenny Pickett was the only quarterback to be drafted in the first round, leaving a few passers-by looking for a home in rounds 2 and 3. For … Read more

NFL Trial Draft 2022 – New predictions by Mel Kiper for the 64 best points in rounds 1 and 2, including the exchange in the first round

NFL Trial Draft 2022 – New predictions by Mel Kiper for the 64 best points in rounds 1 and 2, including the exchange in the first round

Let’s go: Two weeks (OK, 15 days) until the start of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars are underway, of course, but they are not the most interesting team in this draft. There are an incredible eight teams with two spades in the first round – a record if it shakes that way on … Read more