Bobby Hebert: 3 things to watch for at Saints mini camp


Bobby Hebert dishes on five things he's watching for Saints Mini Camp

1.  Watch the ball, it's hard to see what's going on in the trenches during these practices. It's a skill position practice. Now, you want to follow the ball. You can see running backs make good reads on which hole to hit.  I look at what receivers are getting open. I always look at the QB's. I'm am focused on the depth and competition at wide receiver.  I think they have as many as 9 wide outs that are legit and competing for spots.  Austin Carr is interesting to me and I'm intrigued by Josh Huff.  He's going to have to make an impact on special teams as a return guy. You have five guys that are basically competing for two spots.  You know who the top four guys are right now;  Mike Thomas, Cameron Meredith, Tre'Quan Smith, and Ted Ginn Jr.  The competition is going to be stiff at WR this camp. 

2.  Back up Quarterbacks.  Who's the next Drew Brees? We don't know. I want to see him in a real game because of how he can extend plays with his feet. Tom Savage is just an experienced QB -- he's not going to freak out if he's in a game and he's the QB.  I'm interested to see what J.T. Barrett, Tom Savage and Taysom Hill can do in a pre-season game. 

3.  The back up corner backs and safeties. P-Rob has looked really good out there. P.J Williams, Arthur Maulet and a few others like rookie Natrell Jamerson.  The one I'm impressed with who I think will be better than Kenny Vaccaro is Kurt Coleman. The two top safeties right now are Marcus Williams and Kurt Coleman, with Vonn Bell contributing. 

Here are three under the radar players to keep an eye on during mini camp and training camp. 

1.  Eldridge Massington, WR (Undrafted out of UCLA):  Every practice that I've watched during OTA's he's made a couple of plays that stand out.  I mean really stand out. A nice catch, or a nice route, or positioning over a defender. He's a guy to watch. 

2.  Kurt Coleman, S (Free agent):  How can a 9 year veteran be under the radar? Well because he's coming from another team, plus he's not even being talked about enough right now. He's making play after play in OTA's. Let's see how he does in the mini camp. 

3.  Ken Crawley, CB:  He's a starter! You're probably yelling to me.  I get it! But in his third season I think the Saints have found a really good player after a rough rookie season, and a much better sophomore campaign. Marshon Lattimore will get the most props on the opposite side of Crawley but he doesn't get enough respect as I see it. 

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