Finally, we’re going to see some hitting. The New Orleans Saints’ first full minicamp is upon us, June 5-6-7.
In all, there are five mandatory practices for players who are physically able and eligible to participate. Top draft pick, cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, will not be present because of current NCAA rules that prohibit players from participating in minicamps until their school finishes final exams.
Remember, two practices are open to the public (3 p.m. on June 5 and 10:15 a.m. on June 6) at the team’s training facility in Metairie.
My top 10 things to observe — keep in mind, these guys are running around in shorts and helmets during “non-contact” drills, so one can only deduce so much.