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WhoDat!656 08-02-2013 01:11 AM

UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Much of the attention during New Orleans Saints training camp at cornerback has been on Keenan Lewis, Jabari Greer and Patrick Robinson.

Even when it comes to undrafted free agents the attention has been focused on linebackers like Chase Thomas and Eric Martin.

That means Georgia Tech product Rod Sweeting has been flying completely under the radar in a stealth aircraft of non-human origin.

Until now.

Sweeting is gaining the attention of any and all comers thanks to his stellar play during training camp. Mike Triplett of NOLA.com has the details:


The undrafted rookie cornerback from Georgia Tech had another impressive showing Wednesday and continues to make a case for himself as a sleeper candidate for a roster spot. Sweeting’s best play Wednesday came in team drills when he ran stride for stride down the field with speedy receiver Joe Morgan and knocked away the pass from quarterback Luke McCown.

The best part? Coordinator Rob Ryan goes on to praise Sweeting as well for exploding on to the scene once the pads came out.

Sweeting by no means has a sound chance at the roster. He has the big three aforementioned names in front of him and will have to jockey for position with guys like Corey White, Chris Carr, Korey Lindsey and more.

It’s early but Sweeting is making a name for himself in the right way. Any time an undrafted player can grab the attention of his coordinator this early it’s a good sign of things to come. It was a bit of a shock Sweeting went undrafted in the first place, and now he’s showing why teams should not have passed on him.

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Crusader 08-02-2013 02:31 AM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Intriguing! At 6-0 and 187lbs he has pretty decent size for a corner.

dizzle88 08-02-2013 03:00 AM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Roughly about the same size as Tracy Porter was, except sweeting is slightly taller

All i've been hearing is good things about him and I've seen the play they were talking about with him vs morgan and he makes a great play on the ball

Luda34 08-02-2013 04:11 AM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 514546)
Intriguing! At 6-0 and 187lbs he has pretty decent size for a corner.

We need a guy with size hope he makes it.

QBREES9 08-02-2013 09:17 AM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Doesn't matter where you go to school. If you can play, they will find you. Good luck to you Rod.

Seer1 08-02-2013 09:24 AM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Stellar in comparison to the way our CBs played last year, or stellar compared to an average NFL CB?

rezburna 08-02-2013 10:58 AM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 514546)
Intriguing! At 6-0 and 187lbs he has pretty decent size for a corner.

He's my size. I guess I'll start campaigning for a tryout at corner again.

Come on Rob Ryan, you need me.

TheOak 08-02-2013 11:31 AM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
He makes the roster as "Rob Ryans undrafted discovery"...

halloween 65 08-02-2013 12:28 PM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 514602)
He makes the roster as "Rob Ryans undrafted discovery"...

That would be fine. If he is better than the others, he should get a spot. I'm all for it, drafted or not.

TheOak 08-02-2013 12:32 PM

Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by halloween 65 (Post 514621)
That would be fine. If he is better than the others, he should get a spot. I'm all for it, drafted or not.

I wasn't meaning he didn't ear it.. I am saying Rob wants to start tagging legacy's and this one is a prime candidate.


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