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Old 03-20-2008, 12:01 AM   #1
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:55 AM   #2
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Looks like Cinny is going to talk Ellis. I going with Leodis McKelvin.
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I know this isn't going to be a popular choice, but I wouldn't be surprised if the saints went with Clady with their selection. If you think about it, it makes sense. They only have Stinch for one more year, and he hasn't been that great, so drafting a promising young OT would be the best way to replace Stinch, who I do not see the Saints resigning beyond this year.

I mean I would be happy if the Saints drafted any of the CBs or Rivers, I just feel like their is more potential for a bust when drafting a CB at 10 than when drafting an OT. Also both the LB position and CB position is very deep in this draft. Hopefully we just make the right choice, whoever that might be
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Originally Posted by cajunasian61 View Post
I know this isn't going to be a popular choice, but I wouldn't be surprised if the saints went with Clady with their selection. If you think about it, it makes sense. They only have Stinch for one more year, and he hasn't been that great, so drafting a promising young OT would be the best way to replace Stinch, who I do not see the Saints resigning beyond this year.
Protecting Brees, more running lanes for Bush, maybe start his rookie season, not a bad choice.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:39 PM   #5
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I went for McKelvin.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:50 PM   #6
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Interesting to note that LA was the --ONLY-- state that chose McKelvin. Everyone else chose Talib or Rivers. Interesting.

Still, there was no "trade down" option there, but there should've been.
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Old 03-20-2008, 03:55 PM   #7
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Talib? good that just means we wont take him, I would actually prefer any of the other options over him.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:04 PM   #8
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If we draft an OT with the 10th pick, just go ahead and shoot me right now! Better yet, go ahead and shoot the entire front office! We draft an OT with this pick and we better start looking for a new coach right now. Answer me this Batman, how many offensive lineman do we need? First year under Payton, we drafted Evans and Strief. Second year, Alleman and Bushrod. Not to mention, you already have a young, all pro in Brown. Seems to me, we could pick up a decent backup OT after June 1st cutdown or trades. To WASTE a #10 pick on an OT when we have one of the worst defense/ secondaries in the league would be just plain ridiculous.

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dude.. do you seriously believe that if we draft someone on defense they are automatically just gonna come in and dominate? its not going to happen..

you keep forgetting that you build your future through the draft.. not your present.. you cant expect rookies to come in and be probowlers
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Well, that's a good point Pak. But there's another angle to it also - when you're drafting in the top ten, there's often a chance to get a true difference maker that has an effect immediately. So I think what he said has some merit.

But... to backtrack.... personally, I don't think we can get a REAL difference maker on defense at 10 this year, not one that would have an overwhelming defensive effect immediately. Other years may be different. But with Dorsey gone by the time we pick, I think we should go for maximum "almost" overwhelming talents, because the difference in potential down below that is much closer together in the defensive players available. I think Dorsey is the better one gap tackle, the real gem that'd work for our needs, better than Ellis. Dorsey would make a difference right away. Ellis is just short of that IMO. But really, it doesn't matter - they'll both be gone by the time we pick. So.... trade it away.

If we could get Dorsey with that pick, I'd say differently. But it won't happen. The difference between all the players at 10 is not worth the trade value, IMO. So trade down, just improve our obviously bad positions like FS. and maximize the number of picks we could get.

If and when some desirable player falls, it could play into our interest, because others might be salivating to get him.

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Old 03-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #10
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i understand and agree with you LOE but everyone seems to think that we MUST draft Defense and we dont.. there are very few players every year who have the ability to just come in and be a huge factor.. there are about 4-5 corners in this draft who have the chance to be good players but that doesnt mean that they will come in and set the league on fire... if we did get a corner.. you can bet that if he was starting, every single team we play will be throwing his way...
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