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Saints GM Mickey Loomis says ‘I don’t lie, I just withhold things’ previewing 2023 draft

There aren’t many general managers who have traded during the NFL draft as Mickey Loomis, and the New Orleans Saints’ chief decision-maker has a habit of keeping his cards to his vest. But he wants it known that he’s always honest, even if he keeps most of the truth to himself.

“I don’t lie, I just, maybe, withhold things,” Loomis grinned during his pre-draft interview with WWL Radio. “So I’m not going to tell you something that’s outright wrong, let me just say, ‘I’m not going to answer that’ or I may give you a long answer and not answer the question.”

Loomis understands that fans and media want all the information they can get their hands on — it’s just important to keep a lid on some things, especially in the critical final hours leading up to the draft. Negotiations and conversations with other teams are ongoing, and it could hurt the team to tip his hand one way or another.

Still, Loomis shared a lot of insight to various topics surrounding the team during his pre-draft press conference on Wednesday. And it wasn’t just limited to the draft. He hit on the contract situation with right guard Cesar Ruiz and the legal concerns with running back Alvin Kamara, which we broke down in our takeaways from that media availability session. We’ll have a better idea of how much of the truth Loomis is sharing once the Saints make their move on Thursday night.

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Story originally appeared on Saints Wire