Payton pleased with rookie practices- NO Saints
Saints Coach Sean Payton seems generally encouraged by what he’s seen from the first two days of rookie minicamp practices. He gave positive reviews to the Saints’ top two draft picks, defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis and cornerback Tracy Porter. He also had nice things to say about guard Carl Nicks and receiver Adrian Arrington, among others.
Practices are closed to the public and to the media, but Payton and players were made available between practice sessions on Saturday afternoon.

“It’s hard to tell (who’s standing out) because you’ve got such a mixed group,” Payton said. “You’ve got to be mindful of who Porter’s covering or who Ellis is beating on a double team, or who Nicks is blocking. I think you’ll get a better indication of more specifically how they’re doing with the veteran players (in full-squad practice sessions later this month).

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5/10/08