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Mickey Loomis explains lack of LSU players on Saints

Despite proximity the Saints have not drafted an LSU player since 2010 (FOX 8 Photo) Despite proximity the Saints have not drafted an LSU player since 2010 (FOX 8 Photo)
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Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis has been attending LSU's pro day for 15 years and knows exactly what to expect from the players on the field.

"It seems like it's good every year," Loomis said. "Look, what's evident is when you look out and see the GM's and head coaches from other teams here because they know the talent level is so high at LSU."

And most Tiger players that repped Louisiana in college would also love to do so on the pros by trading in their purple and gold for black and gold.

"I would love to play for the Saints," center Ethan Pocic said.

But there's a problem... despite their success both here and on the professional level... the Saints have not drafted an LSU tiger since Al Woods back in 2010.... leaving some to wonder why.

"Every year there's this question of 'are we going to draft an LSU player?' Well we want to, I promise you we want to," Loomis explained. "There's been lots of guys at LSU that have been on our radar screen and are desired by the Saints. It's just hasn't worked out."

This year as many as ten Tigers could get drafted and there's a different connection, not with any one player, but with a head coach. LSU's Ed Orgeron was once an assistant of Sean Payton and the pair talked at length on Wednesday.

"He asked me some questions about several players. Sean and I have a great relationship and hopefully he gets one of our guys," Orgeron said. "I know he would love to have him."

Many in the state of Louisiana share the same desire.

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