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:fi'HE TIMES, MAY 9, 2019 PAGE 8 ports e newest Saints By JOHN DUCEK Times Columnist If it feels like the NFL draft was just a few days ago, it is because it was. And this weekend is already the first mini camp of the offseason. While I’m sure a lot of the fans want to see some of the higher draft choices, like Erik McCoy or Chauncey Gardner- Johnson, there are some undrafted players to keep an eye on. The first one being Lil’ Jordan Hum- phrey. Humphrey was an All State running back and wide recbiver in high school, and switched to receiver at the Univer- sity of Texas. While he played receiver the major- ity of the time as a Long- horn, they still maximized his versatility, regularly handing him the ball out of the backfield. And all Humphrey ever did was produce. Talent wise, the guy looked likes a legit first round pick. The rea- son Why he fell, was he basically bombed out at the combine. He ran a re- ally slow forty yard dash time, which is like a death sentence to a wide receiv- ers desirability. But, you know who else ran a bad forty time? The greatest receiver of all time, Jerry As a Saints fan, he reminds me a lot of the receiver in franchise Hiatory, Marques Colston. While Humphreys may never beat anyone in a feet race, he should be a solid number two receiver alongside Michael Thom- as. ::.Another player to keep Eeye on is former Ne- W fiska Cornhusker run- Times Sports Columnist John Dudek ning back, Devine Ozigbo. Ozigbo was Nebraska’s leading rusher the past two seasons, and has a nose for the endzone. Af- ter being a three year starter for the Cornhusk- ers, he developed into an all around running back. Devine gradually became more and more involved in the passing game as well, which is an absolute must in Sean Payton’s pass friendly scheme. I know that the Saints seem to be set at running back, but injuries can quickly derail Super Bowl seasons. While Alvin Kamara is always one juke away from mak- ing a game breaking play, he is also one sprained ankle away from missing time. I like this move by the Saints, and hopefully Ozigbo can latch onto the roster, and actually make the team. The Saints open up practices this Fri- day, and minicamp runs through the weekend. afiel’rmcfiatoufir Times 9521mm Tam mummmrmuc WW1, 1981 mmmmmmumryuu 1mmsmmsner “WMFflqdmwfl "upon-Junk.me PdOMMHLPuIdmhumfil-{Hfl 5m SBIlenTamillmP-im WIYumeg'pim filil MWWSHIMI uhfimxclhladltmm —24HuIT:leplmre Lins- WMNHS'EF 93935-2877 mm mmmmhm m E Maximum Mlm U5. mum-uranium Rah-imlddamnluuulldlmsufmmIJb: Rosanammumm—om Erratum—Pusan Bryan T. McMahon 43in bully—Mali: Mmumm—Hmmmw IBM—MHMW “Hint—mum“ mum—homunw TineICalumislqum mmstmmmmnm. Hides-n.3nflimm3ulh murmllflllm PIHHM}. PmanWHn-s HOPE) (ll-Ill) mmmummm MIMI-I . HEN! 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That game is the first of a four-game series against the Sacramento River Cats. All Baby Cakes games are broadcast live on WODT 1280 AM, Fox Sports Radio in New Or- leans. Veteran baseball announcer Tim Grubbs calls the games. Grubbs is in his 25th season call- ing professional baseball games, and his 17th season in New Orleans. Alongside Grubbs in the broadcast booth is former World Se- ries hero Ron Swoboda, who is both play-by-play and color commenta- tor. Swoboda played nine seasons in Major League Baseball with the Mets (playing a key role with the 1969 World Champi- ons), Yankees and Expo‘s. All Baby Cakes broad- casts are also available on the internet at Cakes- Baseball.com and FoxS- portsam1280.com, as well as iHeartRadio. Times Sports Editor Joel Ray is a member of the Louisiana Sports Writ- ers Association. PURCHASE PHS SPORTS PHOTOS ! 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