Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
JACKSON, Miss. -- It was only one catch, but it was enough to make you wonder if the Saints have tapped the secret to drafting wide receivers in the seventh round.
Adrian Arrington, New Orleans' final pick in this year's draft, made a spectacular catch in Thursday morning's session. Despite decent coverage by Greg Fassitt, Arrington made an over-the-shoulder, diving catch of a deep pass from Tyler Palko.
A Michigan product, Arrington brought back memories (at least for a moment) of 2006 when seventh-round pick Marques Colston was the surprise of camp. Colston quickly became the team's top receiver. Lightning striking twice in the seventh round at the same position might be too much to expect, but Arrington could be a factor in the receiving corps this season.
Veteran David Patten is the safe choice, but the Saints are hoping Robert Meachem, a first-round pick last year, can step up and claim a starting job. Meachem wasn't a factor last season, but the Saints believe that was because he fell behind because of a knee injury. At worst, the Saints are hoping Meachem can be the No. 3 receiver. At best, they're hoping he can start.