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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; just to change up the talk for awhile... i like this kid and he is a run blocker from hell.... i would like to see us pick him up in the 2nd he would easily upgrade our line next to ...

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Old 04-11-2006, 04:47 AM   #1
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another UGA lineman?

just to change up the talk for awhile... i like this kid and he is a run blocker from hell.... i would like to see us pick him up in the 2nd he would easily upgrade our line next to brown... we could easily be a power running team to the left side of the line... what u guys think....


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Strengths: Is a massive OG/ROT prospect. He has a wide wingspan, long arms and mammoth frame. Has good initial quickness for his size. Takes solid angles as a run blocker. Is at his best in the phone booth. Has trimmed down over the course of the last two seasons, adding muscle and losing fat. He will simply engulf most smaller DL at the POA. Shows good initial power and overwhelming size and strength as a run blocker. An absolute road-grader in the power-run game. He has decent initial quickness in his pass pro set. Plays with balance and does a good job of playing with leverage when fresh. He can anchor vs. the bull rush. Rarely will lose a one-on-one in pass pro when he locks on. Seems to be maturing mentally and physically. Has some versatility because of experience at both OG and OT positions in college.

Weaknesses: Weight fluctuation has been an issue throughout his collegiate career. Conditioning and stamina will always be concerns. His motor runs hot-and-cold. Will be dominant on one play but take the next play off. He lacks ideal athleticism and has marginal speed. Will have trouble consistently reaching the second level as a run blocker. Has some trouble getting to the POA in time on pulls and traps.

Overall: Jean-Gilles played in every game as a backup OT during his true freshman season in 2002. He started all 14 games as a sophomore in 2003. As a junior in 2004, he was a fulltime starter at guard and was named All-SEC second team by the Associated Press and first team by the SEC coaches. He started every game at "tight" guard as a senior in 2005 and was been named as a consensus first-team All-American. Jean-Gilles made the wise decision to return for his senior season in 2005 after contemplating an early departure following his junior year, as he needed the extra year of technique work, conditioning and game-experience. He is a massive mauler with the size, strength and toughness to immediately contribute as a road-grading run blocker in the NFL. However, Jean-Gilles lacks ideal athletic ability and his technique in pass protection leaves much to be desired. His weight fluctuation over the last three years is also reason for concern. If he wants to work at it in the NFL he has the physical tools to develop into a dominating starter, but the team that takes a chance on Jean-Gilles also runs a risk of him cashing it in once he starts to collect paychecks. In our opinion, Jean-Gilles is worth selecting late in the first or early in the second round of the 2006 NFL draft but only for a team that emphasizes the power-run game (ie. Steelers, Ravens, Panthers, etc.). He could develop into a starter at ROT but his best fit will be inside at one of the OG positions.

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Old 04-11-2006, 07:33 AM   #2
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RE: another UGA lineman?

Whats not to like axcept his speed in pulling and trapping. That is the only thing I have read to why he drops out if the first round. I just do not get it. He is my #1 G if he is at 34 I have trouble not taking him. I would pass on Jackson, Youboty, ect.
dream line is Brown Holland Mangold Giels Stinchcomb
Alot of good talent is on the board through the 4th round with a couple of sleepers in the 2nd day for the RT and LT positions.
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:53 AM   #3
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#1 OG on my board. Good depth in this draft might make BPA at #34 a hard choice. It is THE year to add more late 1st's and 2nd rounders. I would trade a 2007 pick for a round lower this year in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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#1 OG on my board. Good depth in this draft might make BPA at #34 a hard choice. It is THE year to add more late 1st's and 2nd rounders. I would trade a 2007 pick for a round lower this year in a heartbeat.
Couldn't agree more. Lost in all the talk of what will happen at the top is the fact that this is a deep draft in the top 40-50 picks. This is the one thing that I think points away from Dbrick because there are some solid OL picks a little later on.

If grant really is on the block, I like williams and then a lineman/MLB with our 2nd and 3rd picks. Like you said, stocking up on picks between 25-50 is a great way to get some future starters at some key positions.

Personally, I would like to see Hawk/Williams as our first pick, but what do I know.

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Old 04-11-2006, 09:26 PM   #5
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Hmmm, maybe what I have been saying all along about Giles? Get him with the second (this was before watching the NFL combine and seeing Mangold) I couldn't see us getting 3 olineman with our first 4 picks (assumming we trade down some), but with Mangold, Brick, and Giles, along with Holland and Brown, we would be set along the oline for the next 6 years or more. But not happening,.
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