Tyeler Davison may not be the most well-known of the many rookies the New Orleans Saints drafted or signed this offseason, but he's quietly making a name for himself. Part of the reason behind that? Well, as Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate explained, Davison spent his offseason training with a former All-Pro.
Erickson explains that this All-Pro was Keith Millard, who won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1989 with the Minnesota Vikings. Davison said Millard helped out with quite a few things, including pointers on pass rush.
"He gave us a lot of pointers on pass rush, different moves that he used to use, because he played a lot of 3-technique," Davison told Erickson. "Not only that, but he gave us a lot of reads in the run game, coming out of your stance and reading real quick."
Apparently, it's been paying off. Sean Payton has had some very positive things to say about the fifth-round pick from Fresno State.
"He is pretty active, I would say he has good instincts, he has good hand," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "He is the one guy, if you watch pass rush, who it would be pretty common to get two or three rushes in the (one-on-one) drill, and it seems like he always has success on at least one. I think he is an active player that is going to have a chance to factor in sub-rush inside. He is real quick."
Just another young name to watch on this roster. It's becoming a trend this offseason for young players to make some noise for the Saints.
(h/t The New Orleans Advocate)