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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; after thought.... I mean lets get real the guy had over 100 stops on the books for the season and managed to pull down the Butkus award he's going to pull a big payday with what ever team he signs ...

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Old 01-08-2008, 10:51 AM   #11
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

after thought....


I mean lets get real the guy had over 100 stops on the books for the season and managed to pull down the Butkus award he's going to pull a big payday with what ever team he signs with in the NFL

and I don't see the Saints putting out that kind of money for this position
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:26 PM   #12
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

I'm going to throw a late round guy out there: Wesley Woodyard from UK. He's a 'tweener that will probably be a SS conversion because he's small, but the kid can flat-out play football. He's projected in the 4th.

Wesley*Woodyard, SS, Kentucky - 2008 NFL Draft Scout Profile, Powered by The SportsXchange

Name: Wesley Woodyard
College: Kentucky Number: 16
Height: 6-1 Weight: 215
Position: SS Pos2: OLB
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2008
40 Time: 4.49 40 Low: 4.43 40 High: 4.56
Projected Round: 4 Stock:
Rated number 4 out of 123 SS's 110 / 2531 TOTAL

Draft Scout Snapshot: 13 GP; 13 GS; 122 TT, 9.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 QBH, 4 FF; First-team All-SEC in '06. 11 GP; 11 GS; 100 TT, 7 TFL, 2 SK, 1 INT, 4 PBU, 1 QBH in '05. 10 GP; 5 GS; 34 TT, 1 TFL, 2 QBH in '04.

12/31/07 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Stopping the run has been a liability of the Wildcats all season. But the Seminoles have struggled to mount much of rushing attack this season, averaging only 121 yards per game. LB Wesley Woodyard led the SEC in tackles, averaging more than 10 a game. Woodyard was second in SEC last year in tackles.

12/31/07 - All-SEC (first team) by SEC coaches (2006, 2007)...Leads the SEC in tackles ... Team’s leading tackler from his weakside linebacker position, reaching the 100 mark for three years ... Has a streak of 36 consecutive games with at least four tackles, covering every game since 2005 ... Became the first Wildcat in 15 years to reach 300 stops in his career (now has 380) ... Ranks eighth in school history for tackles ... Has 17 double-figure tackle games in his career ... Has started 36 consecutive games ... Elected team captain by the Wildcats. 2007 (Senior): Consensus first-team All-SEC selection ... Leads the SEC in tackles with 124 stops ... Won team awards for UK Co-Most Outstanding Defensive Player and UK Most Inspirational Defensive Player ... Named the SEC Defensive Player of the week after the Arkansas game ... Tied his career high of 18 tackles against the Razorbacks and forced a fumble that Trevard Lindley returned 66 yards for a score. - Kentucky Football

12/05/07 - 2007 All-SEC First Team (Coaches): LB Wesley Woodyard leads the SEC in tackles with 124 stops, his third consecutive season reaching the century mark in tackles. He was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week in the win at Arkansas. He has an active streak of 36 games with at least four tackles. - UK Athletics
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:05 PM   #13
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

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I've got two words for you: Keith Rivers. Laurinaitis is overrated, give me Rivers' athleticism any day over Laurinaitis.
Here! Here!

... especially after watching Laurinaitis last night, getting caught out of position and missing tackles.

... although, if the Saints draft him and he stinks, then announcers would proclaim "The Saints D caught a bad case of Laurinaitis"...
...which would be hillarious...
...if you are not a Saints fan, of course...
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #14
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

rest assured, we won't address the linebacker situation. we haven't in the past 2 drafts, why would they start now.
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Old 01-08-2008, 04:59 PM   #15
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

I don't know if you guys are aware, but Laurinaitis set the record with the most tackles of any BCS championship game. I thought he played pretty well, against a very respectable offense.
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Old 01-08-2008, 05:22 PM   #16
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

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how about the db brandon sumrall out of southern miss. he was the confrence usa defensive player of the year, and i think he would be a good one late in the draft
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He would be a good pick up. I don't think he will get drafted, he will more than likely be a FA pickup.

Now back to LB's. I think Ali will be there when it's our turn. But...I hope we pick up a lines man.

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Old 01-08-2008, 05:24 PM   #17
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

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rest assured, we won't address the linebacker situation. we haven't in the past 2 drafts, why would they start now.
Sad but true
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:22 PM   #18
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

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I don't know if you guys are aware, but Laurinaitis set the record with the most tackles of any BCS championship game. I thought he played pretty well, against a very respectable offense.

... that's just a stat. So he made more tackles than anyone else. Where were these tackles made? How many were run stuffers? Sacks? The Saints already have a couple LBs who can tackle after 12 yd gains. They don't need another.
And he can't pass cover worth crap. Maybe against the cream puffs OSU plays year in and year out he looked great, but against LSU, he looked lost in pass coverage, average at best in run support, and with no sideline to sideline range. Maybe is because LSU has speed, but if he can't handle that speed in college, how can you expect him to handle speed in the NFL?

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Old 01-09-2008, 06:07 AM   #19
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Re: Lets talk LB in the NFL draft

I was not overly impressed by him either. But all in all he played solid. He and the Buckeyes never really had that many chances to be overly aggressive in that game. He was playing deep almost all night. Kinda like a safety valve. If he got caught up in the line back wash the game would have been a complete blow out. He is still top 15 talent and he is just a Jr.
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:53 AM   #20
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Well, I thought he played pretty well, though I'll admit I was drunk by halftime. I'll watch the game again tonight, and focus more on his play before I comment again.
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