On a day when the New Orleans Saints' top brass declined to talk on the record, it wasn't too hard to find someone to speak knowledgeably about the Saints' two big offseason moves.

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark, who starred at LSU before beginning his 11-year professional career, said he was impressed with the Saints' two free-agent signings of cornerback Keenan Lewis and tight end Benjamin Watson.

Clark, who attended LSU's Pro Day on Wednesday, said the Saints scored a major coup in landing Lewis, whom he play with for the past four seasons in Pittsburgh, and Watson, whom he played against during AFC North games against the Cleveland Browns.

"When you turn on the film of Keenan last year, the guy was amazing," Clark said. "He covered the deep ball. He tackled well. He was physical. He's a guy you can put in press coverage and man-to-man and leave alone, which is big when you play a blitzing defense like we play. And that's something that I think Rob Ryan will employ as well.

"And that's why they targeted a guy like Keenan. He is going to do an exceptional job there. And you could just see his progression from year one. He came in with a lot of talent and he honed those skills, then he put it on display last year."