METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints No. 1 draft choice Marcus Davenport will undergo minor thumb surgery now that the team has completed its mini-camp.
But the lingering injury didn't prevent him from demonstrating the skills that led the organization to pay a high price to acquire him. Davenport, a defensive end from Texas-San Antonio, is expected to be ready to go when the team reconvenes for the start of training camp in late July.
"He's explosive. He can run. He's got a quick twitch," Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen said. "All the stuff you saw on his college tape and everything he did at the combine. He's every bit as explosive. He's a good athlete, bends well. You can really see that on tape."