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NFL draft 2016: New Orleans Saints sign Wisconsin safety Michael Caputo as UDFA

The Saints pick up a safety that played like a fifth linebacker at times for the Badgers.

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The Wisconsin Badgers weren't finished on Saturday as late news from New Orleans had the Saints signing Michael Caputo as an undrafted free agent. The Saints formally made their free agent signings official on Monday, but Aaron Wilson from the Houston Chronicle initially reported the deal late Saturday evening. For Caputo, this is a potentially good place to land, as the Saints averaged 413.8 yards of total defense.

Even though the Saints do have Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd as a strong safety tag team who are going to be joined with a second round pick who they traded up for in Vonn Bell, there is definitely a chance for Caputo to come out of training camp on the 53 man roster as a fourth safety.

Caputo has a skill set that a coaching staff can fall in love with. He's got the special teams ability, toughness, and instincts that will make him a tough prospect for the Saints to cut.

From Owen Riese's scouting report:

[Caputo is] Highly productive, fifth-year senior. Has improved every year he's played. Chiseled frame, clearly has spent his fair share of time in the weight room. Plays a very physical style. Good tackler. Excels in limiting yards after the catch. Good sifting through traffic in run pursuit. Displayed ball skills. Ability to complete interceptions when he had opportunities.