METAIRIE (WVUE) - Saints rookies assembled here for their first taste of NFL life at rookie minicamp, and each one agreed, that life as a pro is much different than life in college.
“A lot more technical coaching, just working on my technique. Something I wasn’t used to in college, and that’s something that I’ve got to put a really big emphasis on going forward,” said Saints center Erik McCoy.
“Definitely the playbook is the biggest adjustment. You got to learn that, you got to study that at night. You got to execute that on the field because that’s your job now. That’s probably the biggest adjustment so far,” said Saints safety Saquan Hampton.
“Two things I’ve noticed is obviously the talent level. Everyone here is an amazing player and were dominant in college. Also, just the coaches just expect you to have it. You should expect of yourself. That’s what I’m slowly learning and I’m happy about it,” said Saints linebacker Kaden Ellis.
“I think the biggest thing for me is just picking up the wording, like you said the terminology, getting the snap count, but everything is fast. The play calling is very fast. So it’s just having an ear out for it, but studying the playbook has become, it’s become easy for me being able to pick up installs,” said tight end Alize Mack.
Up next on the Saints calendar, rookies will join their veteran teammates for OTA’s, scheduled to start on May 21st.