On April 28, 2018, the New Orleans Saints did something they had not done since 2010 and only once since 2004, draft an LSU Tiger. Center/guard Will Clapp was selected in the seventh round, pick No. 245 to be exact.
With LSU being one of the top NFL pipelines for the past 18 years it is a little odd that it has been so long for a Tiger to become a Saint. The clear reason as to why this never happened was that the team's needs and the draft grades on LSU players just did not match when the Saints were picking. However, after a seven-year drought, all is fine at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center for LSU fans.
Clapp, however, is more than just an LSU player. He is a New Orleanian. The first-team All-SEC talent played football at and graduated from Brother Martin High School, one of the top schools in the local area and member of one of the toughest districts in the state, "The Catholic League." Not to mention, longtime New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson was a major benefactor and graduate of the school formerly known as St. Aloysius.
Saints fans, LSU fans, and Brother Martin fans, Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon is your best chance to see one of your own.