Saints announce list of 17 undrafted rookies

The New Orleans Saints officially confirmed they have agreed to deals with 17 undrafted rookies -- a group that is headlined by Rutgers receiver Brandon Coleman. Here's the team's release, including bios on each player.

Coleman (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) is an intriguing prospect who is physically reminiscent of Saints weapons like Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham. Scouts Inc. rated him as the 89th overall prospect heading into this year's draft class and singled him out as the best undrafted player.

A knee injury in 2013 (torn meniscus) may have contributed to Coleman's fallen draft stock. He went from 43 catches, 718 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2012 to 34-538-4 last year.

Some other intriguing names on the Saints' list: Middle Tennessee State quarterback Logan Kilgore, Sam Houston State running back Tim Flanders (the next great running back find for the Saints?) and Grand Valley State center Matthew Armstrong (back-to-back years unearthing linemen from that school following Tim Lelito in 2012).

The Saints' official list matches mostly with the names that were reported from various sources on Saturday night. There is one new addition -- McNeese State TE Nic Jacobs -- and two omissions.

Neither West Texas A&M kicker Sergio Castillo nor New Mexico State linebacker TraShaun Nixon are on the official list. It's possible they were only invited on a tryout basis, or it's possible that plans have changed.

Here's the Saints' official list:

QB Logan Kilgore, Middle Tennessee State

RB Tim Flanders, Sam Houston State

WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers

WR Seantavius Jones, Valdosta State

TE Je'Ron Hamm, Louisiana-Monroe

TE Nic Jacobs, McNeese State

OL Matthew Armstrong, Grand Valley State

OL Micajah Reynolds, Michigan State

DL Brandon McCray, Louisiana-Lafayette

DL George Uko, USC

DL Lawrence Virgil, Valdosta State

OLB Kasim Edebali, Boston College

OLB Chidera Uzo-Diribe, Colorado

LB Spencer Hadley, BYU

DB Brian Dixon, Northwest Missouri State

S Pierre Warren, Jacksonville State

S Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State