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5 UDFAs Who Will Make the New Orleans Saints’ 53-Man Roster

5 UDFAs Who Will Make the Saints' Roster

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The New Orleans Saints are making their name known in the undrafted free-agent market. Coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis are looking for those hidden gems that they are so great at discovering. With that said, let's take a look at five new faces who should make the 53-man roster in the Big Easy.

5. OLB Chidera Uzo-Diribe

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5. OLB Chidera Uzo-Diribe

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The former University of Colorado defensive end and outside linebacker comes to New Orleans as a dark-horse pass rusher. At 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, Uzo-Diribe possesses a nice, athletic frame with more room to grow. He ran a 4.67-second 40-yard dash at his pro day with a 35-inch vertical jump. His size and pass-rushing ability could be a nice fit for Rob Ryan's aggressive defense.

4. RB Timothy Flanders

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4. RB Timothy Flanders

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Flanders was an absolute monster at Sam Houston State. During his senior campaign in 2013, he rushed 2,134 yards and a staggering 34 touchdowns. His lack of ideal top-end speed, inability to break tackles and tiny hands caused him to go undrafted, but with his background, he could definitely be a steal for the New Orleans Saints.

3. DE George Uko

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3. DE George Uko

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The former Trojan was a two-time All-Pac 12 honorable mention at USC. Uko has great size at 6-foot-3, 280 pounds, but still struggles on the line at times. He mainly played defensive tackle in college, but drifted over to the end of the line as well. He may be a bit small for the tackle position, but luckily for him, Rob Ryan likes to move guys around on the defense. Uko may fit in well as a pass rusher on the outside.

C Matthew Armstrong

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C Matthew Armstrong

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After the departure of Brian de la Puente, the Saints failed to address their need for center in the 2014 NFL draft. Armstrong comes into New Orleans from Grand Valley State University, where he had a solid career. With the Saints' complete lack of depth at the center position, Armstrong should have no trouble making the cut with a strong performance in rookie minicamp.

WR Brandon Coleman

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WR Brandon Coleman

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The former Rutgers receiver may end up being one of the biggest steals of the year in the undrafted free-agent world. At 6-foot-6, Coleman towers over any cornerback in the league and becomes an immediate red-zone threat, if signed. He was projected to go in the middle of the draft, but apparently things changed. He doesn't possess top-speed or extreme athletic ability, but has NFL-starter potential. Coleman is a huge pickup by New Orleans.