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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'll say it again...lets see what the plans are for Dwight Smith before judging this pick. If we plan on moving him to corner and that makes our starters look like...McKenzie and Smith at corner and Scott/harper and Bullocks at ...

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Old 04-29-2006, 07:51 PM   #21
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I'll say it again...lets see what the plans are for Dwight Smith before judging this pick. If we plan on moving him to corner and that makes our starters look like...McKenzie and Smith at corner and Scott/harper and Bullocks at safety...that really makes our secondary a strong point of our team...making Craft and Fred Thomas less of a need, Scott plays in the dime package and Bellamy is out of a job...i like it. Not what i wanted, but if thats how they play it out, i see their point.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:02 PM   #22
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I think it's pretty much a no-brainer at this point that Smith is moving back to corner. Isn't it obvious? But was Harper the best safety on the board? Or rather, couldn't he have been obtained at a lower pick?

I have no problem taking a safety and moving Smith back to corner. But I do have a problem with wasting draft value.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:40 PM   #23
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First day grade -- C+ -- would've been an A if not for Harper at 43.
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Old 04-29-2006, 08:42 PM   #24
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Harper was not th ebest safety at that point. That makes it EVEN worse.
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:07 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by JimBone
I'll say it again...lets see what the plans are for Dwight Smith before judging this pick. If we plan on moving him to corner and that makes our starters look like...McKenzie and Smith at corner and Scott/harper and Bullocks at safety...that really makes our secondary a strong point of our team...making Craft and Fred Thomas less of a need, Scott plays in the dime package and Bellamy is out of a job...i like it. Not what i wanted, but if thats how they play it out, i see their point.
Even if Smith is moved to corner what makes the team think a converted strong safety can be a starting corner in the nfl. And even if Smith does make a smooth transition, Harper could have been had in the 4th round.

The Saints have a bad habit of reaching for players that only they think are deserving of being picked where they are picked. Every ranking you see have these players ranked much lower and guess what? These players usually suck. Why don't the Saints use the same scouting that we use?

It looks like we outsmart ourselves every draft...
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:13 PM   #26
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Alls I can say is that our 2nd day better be full of good picks or I'm gonna.....I'm gonna...aw, hell, I'll just take it like the Saints fan I am.

I wasn't for taking Bush, but I'm willing to drink the kool-aid and see it for what it is: the best possible selection. Bush can do things for our offense that take pressure off Brees and Deuce.

But Harper better have qualities no one but our scouts can see. There were alot of good quality guys left at that pick. I'm mean, if that's what you are gonna do, trade down again for F***'s sake!

I do like the addition of Faine though. next best thing to having a 3rd rounder..actually, with our FO, better than letting them pick.
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #27
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Wasn't Smith a CB before he was a FS? I hope something happens in the second day. I like the Faine pickup though.
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:27 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by BiggPoppaFro4
Alls I can say is that our 2nd day better be full of good picks or I'm gonna.....I'm gonna...aw, hell, I'll just take it like the Saints fan I am.
As we all will PoppaFro... It's sad that I find it so funny.
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:32 PM   #29
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no more safeties please. well we got day two to save it. maybe we should all thank houston for picking bush for us. They made us pick Bush,
man it was hard to watch GB do so good in the draft. OLB AJ, MLBHodge, T Colledge, C Spitz and then get Greg Jennings WR.
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Old 04-29-2006, 09:34 PM   #30
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papz, at this point all we have left is our ability to laugh at our own pain....


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