Quarterback J.T. Barrett impresses at Saints rookie minicamp

Quarterback J.T. Barrett impresses at Saints rookie minicamp
Sean Payton spoke highly of J.T. Barrett's performance this weekend. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

(WVUE) - For quarterback J.T. Barrett, not hearing his name called on draft day was tough, but he quickly got over it.

"I guess I was down but it was kind of like I didn't get picked," Barrett told reporters." So, it was outside of my control is the best way to put it. So, I guess I didn't dwell on it too long. I did have calls, fortunately go to play places."

One being New Orleans. And the Big Ten's all-time leader touchdown passes jumped at the chance to work with one of the best offensive minds and quarterbacks in the NFL.

" From afar, I love the saints organization. How they run things is top level, top notch, high end of the NFL when you talk about the Saints."

His first on-field work came this weekend at rookie mini camp and his head coach liked what he saw.

"There is a leadership presence about him," Payton said. "He is an athlete. He has played a lot of competitive football and he has handled this camp very well. (he has) a lot of the things that you look for in that position. He was certainly worthy of being drafted and he has done a good job here."

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