|Offense||1st||113.6 (13th)||297.8 (3rd)|
|Defense||31st||132.8 (29th)||251.2 (25th)|
"We see him as an outside player, whether it's Sam or Jack, we'll figure it out. We think he can play Sam," Payton said when asked if Kikaha was in line with the Junior Galette role. "You see him in that role in Washington. But certainly (we see him) with the outside linebackers."
"No, no. I think every year we are just constantly evaluating the players at positions," Payton said, per the team's official website. "I think it would be different if all of a sudden we are taking a quarterback in the first round and we had a different vision, but in our case it is pretty clear, we love our starter.
"It gives the young players behind him a chance to mature and develop. Look, nothing is given to any of these guys, you guys have been here long enough to see us operate as a staff. Garrett (Grayson) is going to have to come in and compete with Ryan (Griffin). He is going to have to compete with Luke (McCown), but no."
Despite drafting Stanford tackle
"I don’t see that initially," Payton said, per Saints.com.
The Saints have veterans
"Terron and Zach we feel are ones of veteran experience," Payton said. "One’s a tremendous leader for us at right tackle and one’s a real sharp and talented left tackle. Andrus will come in and I’m sure we’ll give him reps at both positions."
Stanford offensive tackle
"That’s such a huge honor to play for the Saints and block for Drew Brees," he told the media on Friday, per Saints.com. "I grew up watching the Saints and him, and it’s pretty special to be playing with them. I’m excited to come in, work, and just get better as a football player."
Meeting with the New Orleans media on Friday, Anthony said, "I got the chance to meet with those guys at the combine. We had an actual meeting with coach Sean Payton, coach Rob Ryan, and coach Joe Vitt, the linebackers coach. He’s going to be an exciting guy to play for," per Saints.com.
Anthony said Vitt reminded him of his college coaches. "His energy. He’s a coach that’s going to get after you. He’s intense, and he has to be a fun guy to play for. I’ve been coached that way for the past four years," he said.
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