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Old 08-02-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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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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Old 08-02-2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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Re: UDFA CB Rod Sweeting Opening Eyes Early

Intriguing! At 6-0 and 187lbs he has pretty decent size for a corner.
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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
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Intriguing! At 6-0 and 187lbs he has pretty decent size for a corner.
We need a guy with size hope he makes it.
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Doesn't matter where you go to school. If you can play, they will find you. Good luck to you Rod.
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Stellar in comparison to the way our CBs played last year, or stellar compared to an average NFL CB?
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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.
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He makes the roster as "Rob Ryans undrafted discovery"...
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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.
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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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