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Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
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According to a ranking put together by Rotoworld’s Thor Nystrom, the Saints have put together the third-best group of undrafted free agents around the NFL. While Nystrom particularly valued pickups like Texas Longhorns defensive lineman Malcolm Roach and Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie (who received more contract guarantees than some recent Saints draft picks), he also lauded the Saints for their aggressive strategy of making moves to draft high-end players while getting an early start on the post-draft recruiting circuit. He wrote:

The Saints use their late Day 3 picks to trade up for prospects they’ve targeted who are falling. When New Orleans is out of picks and ESPN analysts say they’re “done drafting for the year,” that isn’t exactly true… it seems to be part and parcel of a larger prospect acquisition strategy. While other teams are drafting on Saturday, monitoring their boards and negotiating trades, the Saints are calling their top UDFA targets. They literally get a jump on the rest of the league. It’s genius.

Nystrom was also a fan of the 2019 Saints undrafted free agent class, ranking it the best in the league. Last year’s group saw contributors like returns specialist Deonte Harris and defensive tackle Shy Tuttle create an immediate boost, so he’s clearly right to point out that New Orleans knows what it’s doing in this phase of the offseason.

You can find Nystrom’s full writeup and NFL rankings at this link, or where we’ve embedded them below:

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L.A.
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
Lagniappe:

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Here are the reported guarantees for each member of the Saints’ undrafted free agent class. All have a base salary of $610,000, though greater portions of that are guaranteed for some than others. They are ordered by guaranteed salaries, with signing bonuses noted in parentheses:

LB Joe Bachie, Michigan State: $145,000 guaranteed salary (plus $15,000 signing bonus)
OL Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon: $110,000 guaranteed salary (plus $12,500 signing bonus)
DL Malcolm Roach, Texas: $85,000 guaranteed salary (plus $10,000 signing bonus)
WR Marquez Callaway, Tennessee, $85,000 guaranteed salary (plus $10,000 signing bonus)
OL Jordan Steckler, Northern Illinois: $75,000 guaranteed salary (plus $15,000 signing bonus)
WR Juwan Johnson, Oregon: $75,000 guaranteed salary (plus $10,000 signing bonus)
CB Tino Ellis, Maryland: $17,500 guaranteed
DE Gus Cumberlander, Oregon: $1,500 signing bonus
CB Keith Washington Jr., West Virginia: TBD
P Blake Gillikin, Penn State: TBD
RB Tony Jones Jr., Notre Dame: TBD
OL Adrian Magee, LSU: TBD
OL Darrin Paulo, Utah: TBD


Delusional
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
Ireland is a god


Charm299
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
They haven’t played a game yet


Chalkywhite84
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
No way bachie doesn't make the team



Cosmo
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
How much longer is Morstead under contract?

Wouldn't mind getting that salary off the ledger


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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
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How much longer is Morstead under contract?

Wouldn't mind getting that salary off the ledger


He is under contract til 2023. There is no way that they cut him. He is a top 5 punter in the league.


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Ryan3232
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Ireland is a god
he has a 10 incher


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3HourTour
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
Print the shirts


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Mrwhodat
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
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While other teams are drafting on Saturday, monitoring their boards and negotiating trades, the Saints are calling their top UDFA targets. They literally get a jump on the rest of the league. It’s genius.

Goodell will somehow twist this and take away draft picks.


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joechristoppher77
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
Magee improved so much each year at LSU after coming in doughy and raw, and it would not shock me if he was a nice backup in the future


DrewSimp82
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This is a good example of what separates the good and the elite. This 53-man-roster-level management class 101 kind of shite. This is how it’s done. Total team effort.


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GarTiger
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I think Magee will go to practice squad initially and be on active roster mid-year. He's underrated and is a very versatile guy.


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GynoSandberg
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re: Per Rotoworld, Saints UDFA class is 3rd best in the league
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They haven’t played a game yet


Same publication had us #1 UDFA class last year. They were pretty spot on


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