Saints Sign Dominique Tovell As Undrafted Rookie Free Agent
Former Ragin' Cajuns Linebacker Dominique Tovell is staying in the state of Louisiana to play his pro ball. Welcome to Who Dat Nation, Tovell.
Only a few hours after the conclusion of the NFL Draft, the Saints informed Tovell they wanted to sign him to an undrafted rookie free agent deal. One phone call, and his life changed for the better.
It's a match made in heaven for Cajun fans. They get to watch one of their favorite players fight for a roster spot on the Saints, the pro team most of them probably root for. New Orleans had a need at linebacker that didn't get addressed through the draft, so they decided to take a flier on Tovell. Good choice, New Orleans.
Tovell was the leader of Mark Hudspeth's Cajun defense, and he was a one-man wrecking crew at times. Tovell led the team in tackles last season (79), and his 14.5 tackles for loss were fourth best in the Sun Belt. His 37.5 inch vertical at UL's Pro Day answered some questions about his athleticism. It was all the convincing the Saints needed to pick him up.
His Head Coach Mark Hudspeth sure was proud.
The Saints have nine linebackers listed on their active roster, so Tovell is going to have to bust his butt to prove his worth to Sean Payton and the coaching staff. Hard work shouldn't scare him though. It's what made him a great Ragin' Cajun.
Tovell didn't get the pleasure of seeing his name scroll across the screen on Draft day, but he didn't have to wait long to find his football future.
Go Dominique. Go Cajuns. Go Saints. We all win today.