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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; McFadden and McAllister would most def be the MAC daddies of runningback tandrums.. but i'll pass on rb.....

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Old 03-07-2008, 05:43 AM   #11
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McFadden and McAllister would most def be the MAC daddies of runningback tandrums..

but i'll pass on rb..
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:28 AM   #12
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I dont follow college ball much, just what i hear in the headlines, so I don't really have a vote in the McFadden debate. But I was wondering if you guys really think another rb is more important than some serious secondary help? Seems like every year we are in the top 5 team s number of "big plays" (20+ yds) allowed. Mind you I didn't research that stat, but I souldn t be surprised if I was close.
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I really like Deuce; but he hasn't been the same runner since his first injury; we need that power RB with Bush running slot out of the backfield creating mayhem and wearing down those oposing defenses...

No way the Saints should trade up for McFadden (liked him in college, but he's got a lotta miles already) except for either of the Longs or Dorsey, don't move...

I like the kid out of Oregon, J. Stewart for his size/speed combination...

But the Saints need a Stud at DT and then they have a top-flight DE and DT rotation...

Only way I draft popular need, CB, is if McKenzie can't return to form...

Vilma should turn out to be a major coup; but those Safeties are of more concern than the CB's...
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
I really like Deuce; but he hasn't been the same runner since his first injury; we need that power RB with Bush running slot out of the backfield creating mayhem and wearing down those oposing defenses...

No way the Saints should trade up for McFadden (liked him in college, but he's got a lotta miles already) except for either of the Longs or Dorsey, don't move...

I like the kid out of Oregon, J. Stewart for his size/speed combination...

But the Saints need a Stud at DT and then they have a top-flight DE and DT rotation...

Only way I draft popular need, CB, is if McKenzie can't return to form...

Vilma should turn out to be a major coup; but those Safeties are of more concern than the CB's...
How can you say Deuce was not the same runner from his first injury. Did you not watch the performance against the Eagles in the 07 playoff game. Carrying people into the endzone and knowing the Saints would run him at the end of the game and they still couldn't stop him! Now we will have to see how he comes back from this injury but he certainly showed no ill effects from the first injury.
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Old 03-08-2008, 09:18 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by saintsmissile View Post
Hey, I love McFadden as a player, however this is a deep draft for RB's. Matt Forte or J.Hester would fill in for Deuce just fine. Now, if DM were to fall to #10, you'd have to jump at it. He's a Walter Payton type player. Can run, pass, catch, play special teams. The kid does it all.
I agree with your point about depth in the draft, not to mention FA. We don't need to bring in a 20 carry a game guy. We can get a quality back in the 2nd or third, but I don't think we carry 6 RB's (including Carney). That probably means we cut Stecker, Thomas, or Copper.

My vote still goes to Ellis.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:03 AM   #16
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Arkansas' Darren McFadden Is Slipping Down NFL Draft Boards - FanHouse - AOL Sports Blog

Arkansas' Darren McFadden Is Slipping Down NFL Draft Boards
Posted Feb 12th 2008 1:05PM by Ryan Wilson
Filed under: NFL Draft, NFL Fans

ESPN's Mel Kiper has been scouting college players for some 25 years now, but the NFL Network's Mike Mayock is probably the best draft analyst on the teevees these days. Mayock had Jay Cutler ranked ahead of Vince Young and Matt Leinart in 2006, and never thought wide receiver Mike Williams would be much of an NFL wide receiver. Kiper was a Leinart guy and ranked Williams as one of the draft's best players in 2005.

The point isn't to call out Kiper, but to show that Mayock's pretty good at what he does. Which makes it kinda surprising that in his initial list of top-20 draft prospects doesn't include Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.

Mayock tells Paul Burmeister that he's just starting looking at the juniors, but he's watched three of McFadden's games and wasn't as impressed as he expected to be. "Great burst, great acceleration, but I don't touch Darren McFadden in the first 20 picks of the draft."

Wow. Obviously, it's still early in the process -- the combine, Pro Days and individual team workouts are all in front of us -- but given Mayock's eye for talent, I wouldn't be surprised if McFadden pulled a "Brady Quinn" come draft day. And who knows, maybe Jerry Jones will get his (rumored) wish after all.

By the way, Kiper currently has McFadden No. 1 on his big board.

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