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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Ever wonder why we can play defense. One look at the defensive draft pick since 2001 says it all. 2007 Usama Young - backup David Jones - never played for team Marvin Mitchell - 8 whole tackles! Yay! 2006 Roman ...

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Saints Can't Pick Defensive Players

Ever wonder why we can play defense. One look at the defensive draft pick since 2001 says it all.

2007
Usama Young - backup
David Jones - never played for team
Marvin Mitchell - 8 whole tackles! Yay!

2006
Roman Harper - starter, out of place most of the time
Rob Ninkovich - no longer on team
Josh Lay - no longer on team

2005
Josh Bullocks - starter, out of place most of the time
Alfred Fincher - no longer on team
Jason Jefferson - no longer on team
Jimmy Verdon - no longer on team

2004
Will Smith - mediocre starter
Courtney Watson - no longer on team
Rodney Leisle - no longer on team
Colby Bockwoldt - no longer on team

2003
Johnathan Sullivan - out of football
Cie Grant - out of football
Melvin Williams - out of football

2002
Charles Grant - starter, out of shape
James Allen - out of football
Keyuo Craver - out of football
Mel Mitchell - career backup
Derrius Monroe - out of football

2001
Sedrick Hodge - out of football
Kenny Smith - out of football
Ennis Davis - out of football

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:05 PM   #2
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Re: Saints Can't Pick Defensive Players

I agree that we suck at drafting defensive players, but... did you seriously refer to Will Smith as a "mediocre starter"?!?!?! The guy went to a Pro Bowl two seasons ago. Come on
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:09 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
I agree that we suck at drafting defensive players, but... did you seriously refer to Will Smith as a "mediocre starter"?!?!?! The guy went to a Pro Bowl two seasons ago. Come on
I'm trying to motivate the guy.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:11 PM   #4
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Re: Saints Can't Pick Defensive Players

Usama Young - backup

I like what I saw out of him last year. Small school kid that needs time. That is why I sit here and wonder why everyone is so hyped over small school CB when Young is a good example of what the learning curve is for them. Carlson is the kid that can step in and play right away. same goes fot Talbid. But talbid is a FS whaiting for the chance to shine.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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Re: Saints Can't Pick Defensive Players

Kinda depressing, isn't it? When listed like that, it sure seems depressing. I still have hopes for Young though, and I agree that Will Smith is much better than mediocre. If we don't give him a new contract - just watch and see home many teams will be beating on our door to get him.
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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Re: Saints Can't Pick Defensive Players

A lot of LB's on that list. Five out of six picks are still playing though. Mora had a great defense, not built through the draft, but through his WFL players.
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Originally Posted by andersen View Post
A lot of LB's on that list. Five out of six picks are still playing though. Mora had a great defense, not built through the draft, but through his WFL players.
Well the reason their not on the team is because they are not good enough to make the Saints. Imagine that. Pretty bad by anybodies account.
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Re: Saints Can't Pick Defensive Players

I wouldn't say "kinda depressing", I would say it is vomitous the way we draft.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:18 PM   #9
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QUESTION: How do you stop missing on so many defensive draft choices.

SOLUTION: Use a Dart Board.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:07 PM   #10
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Re: Saints Can't Pick Defensive Players

Here's a brilliant idea - instead of drafting anymore D players, lets' just trade our picks to other teams, picking up THEIR drafted players. They all seem to do better than us anyway.

40+ years of sucking in the draft (albeit with a few exceptions) has gotten old.
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