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Old 03-05-2008, 02:28 PM   #11
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

Calm down everybody, noway Payton picks a RB in the first round.
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

Well don't be suprised if Dorsey or Ellis isn't there that this is the pick. Don't be suprised if we trade out of 10 and this is the pick. Personally, I love to draft Mendenhall and get another 1st or 2nd to draft defense. I wouldn't mind drafting a Dorsey or Ellis and taking a RB in round 2.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:04 PM   #13
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First off,

I have no idea on the credibility on the post whether the Saints want to draft this guy or want.

Secondly,

I would be stoked if this thing happened. Deuce is done and even before he got hurt, he wasn't running well this year. Reggie is a swiss army satellite player. Pierre... come on guys, get real. Mendenhall is a STUD. I'll say again, a STUD! I'm not sure I can say that about any other guys that we could possibly draft at 10. Saints have shown they go BPA regardless of what us fans think are there needs.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:11 PM   #14
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

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Hagan, how far back would the Saints have to trade to pick up another second rounder?
I am looking at the vikings as the most likely team to trade up and we get a second out of them.

15 through 17 would require a pick from us to make a 2nd possible

At 18 (Houston) it is the break even point were we get a two straight up.

From there on out add picks.

To get an additional first I am guessing at 26 ( Jacksonville) it is hard to tell because there is a penalty charge for dropping that far and it is hard to estimate the amount a team is willing to pay to get up that far in the draft. Usually a player is involved. Teams hate giving up picks a boat load of picks, except Ditka.

As for choicing another RB at 10 I am not totally against the idea but remeber that would signal the end of Duce in B&G probably. It would make sense but at 10? I am not sold on him that high.

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Old 03-05-2008, 03:18 PM   #15
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

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I am looking at the vikings as the most likely team to trade up and we get a second out of them.

15 through 17 would require a pick from us to make a 2nd possible

At 18 (Houston) it is the break even point were we get a two straight up.

From there on out add picks.

To get an additional first I am guessing at 26 ( Jacksonville) it is hard to tell because there is a penalty charge for dropping that far and it is hard to estimate the amount a team is willing to pay to get up that far in the draft. Usually a player is involved. Teams hate giving up picks a boat load of picks, except Ditka.

As for choicing another RB at 10 I am not totally against the idea but remeber that would signal the end of Duce in B&G probably. It would make sense but at 10? I am not sold on him that high.
speaking of ditka, i'll bet a lot of you did'nt know what the saints were willing to give to get williams in the 99 draft......
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

It's been confirmed... Chad has a man crush.
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isn't it cute lol
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

Originally Posted by Chad504boy View Post
Pierre... come on guys, get real. Mendenhall is a STUD.
Mendenhall was a stud in college, this isnt college. pierre has done plenty when given a chance, its unfair to say anything negative about the guy. besides didnt they go to school together and didnt pierre start over mendenhall?
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

Have I mentioned Mendenhall is a stud yet?
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:28 PM   #20
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Re: RUMOR: Saints Targeting Illinois RB Rashard Mendenh

I confess, I'm a Mendenhall fan. I'm a Mendenhall to the Saints at pick 10 fan. Drew threw for a ton of yards last year because we couldn't run the ball. Mendenhall would allow us to move the chains.

I have two sets of questions about Mendenhall:
1. Is Mendenhall more valuable than Ellis, Rivers, Dorsey, Jenkins or Gholston if those guys were available? I don't know.
But Mendenhall would almost certainly be an impact rookie in year 1 at an area of need for us.

2. Is Mendenhall so valuable that we should take him in round 1 instead of waiting for round 3 for guys like: Ray Rice, Matt Forte, Tim Hightower, or Ryan Torain, who should all be formidable running between the tackles?

I don't know, I wouldn't be angry if the Saints took Mendenhall. I would be angry if the Saints took a safety in round 1 though.

On balance, I would prefer Ellis, Dorsey or Jenkins in round 1, but I wouldn't be mad about Mendenhall. There is good CB talent in round 2 and probably 3. After Rivers, the LBs drop off quickly.

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