USC linebacker Su’a Cravens has an official visit set up with the Saints, and New Orleans will work out Boise State offensive linemanRees Odhiambo next week, sources have confirmed to The Advocate.
Cravens, who mentioned his pre-draft visit on Pro Football Talk on Wednesday, is a hybrid linebacker/safety who could fit on the weak side in the Saints’ defense.
With NFL teams looking for lighter, faster linebackers who can cover running backs, tight ends and slot receivers, Cravens represents a hybrid player in the mold of Arizona’s Deone Bucannon or Los Angeles’s Mark Barron.
Cravens, who measured in at 6-1, 226 pounds at the NFL Combine, was a multi-purpose weapon for the Trojans, racking up 207 tackles, 10.5 sacks and nine interceptions at USC.
Odhiambo, a 6-4, 314-pounder who only did the bench press in Indianapolis as he recovers from a broken ankle suffered last October, played tackle at Boise State, but he projects as a guard in the NFL.
Saints’ 2016 NFL Draft Trail
Ryan Brown, DE, Mississippi State (Houston Chronicle)
Su’a Cravens, OLB/SS, USC
Cyrus Jones, CB, Alabama (Houston Chronicle)
Jordan Jenkins, DE/OLB, Georgia
Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama (WWL)
Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland (Houston Chronicle)
Rees Odhiambo, G, Boise State