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Saints draft class gets first taste of professional life at rookie minicamp


The Saints concluded their second day of their annual rookie minicamp Saturday, and for their five-player draft class it not only was an introduction to the NFL but also their first taste of life in their new professional home.

"I think it will be a transition, obviously, not being from around here it's a little more humid but it's something to get used to," said first-round pick Sheldon Rankins. "You just got to go out there and push through it. I'll acclimate."

"Same situation, going to get a lot thrown at you but just studying your playbook," said rookie wide receiver Michael Thomas. "Go to bed, rest. So I'm just sticking to those things and it's paying off."

"It's been good, learning experience," said safety Vonn Bell. "Just getting around some guys that are eager to learn, just having fun out there flying
around trying to make the best plays you can for the team. And just getting around the guys just running around like I said and just enjoying the moment. "

"There's a lot of work that went into it, I'm very blessed to be able to have this opportunity for sure and this is a dream come true," said rookie running back Daniel Lasco.

In addition to that five-person draft class, the Saints also had 18 undrafted rookies under contract and 44 players on a tryout.

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