New Orleans Saints 2011 Undrafted Free Agents

Notable Undrafted Free Agents:

DeAndre McDaniel,  Clemson 6001 217 4.65

Three-year starter who had eight interceptions and 102 tackles in 2009. Quick to key and diagnose a play. Good vision. Reportedly spends several extra hours on his own to study tape during the week. Physically and mentally tough. Aggressive and competitive in his play. Explosive on run support. Good body control to make a tackle. Quick reactions to play off blocks and get in on play. Always around the ball. Makes plays in space. In 2008 he played a linebacker/safety hybrid position. In 2009 he played both free and strong safety concepts. He does a good job of disguising coverage by moving around, going forward, and then backing up and getting into position. Smooth and fluid in coverage. Quick feet with a closing burst. Good ball skills and ball reactions. Plays with attitude and confidence. Has some red flags. This is one player who doesn’t appear to feel small by the ocean. High maintenance.

Josh Gatlin, North Dakota State 6011 196 4.39

Started in three games. Played in 21 games over two years. Junior college transfer from North Dakota State School of Science. Physical run support corner with good cover skills. Attacks the ball in the air. Functional strength to reroute receivers. Competitive. Played in the Texas versus Nation game. In 2009 he recorded 12 tackles in the Iowa State game. In 2010 he returned an interception for 57 yards versus South Dakota State. A developmental size and speed prospect with inconsistent skills and production. Related to Olympic sprinter Justin Gatlin. (was released by the Saints on 8-2-11.)


Isa Abdul-Quddus DBS   (Fordham)
John Chiles WR    (Texas)
Jarred Fayson WR    (Illinois)
Mike Higgins TE    (Nebraska-Omaha)
Kolby Hurt RBF  (Missouri State)
Dexter Larimore DLT   (Ohio State)
Kyle Nelson LS    (New Mexico State)
Dwight Roberson LBI   (Oregon State)
Ryan Taylor OLC   (UCLA)

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