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Old 04-06-2008, 06:20 AM   #1
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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SCHEDULED VISITS: The Saints go into super-secret mode around the draft, so they don't announce prospects who come into town for visits. But according to league sources and reports from around the league, the following players have either met with the Saints or are scheduled to in the coming weeks: Ellis, McKelvin, Flowers, Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston, Auburn defensive end Quentin Groves and Tulane tailback Matt Forté.

NFL teams are allowed to bring up to 30 prospects for pre-draft visits. And a lot of times, teams don't even bring in the players they covet for visits -- either because they already know enough about them or because they want to throw other teams off the scent. Rivers, for example, is not scheduled to visit New Orleans.

Forté, who is scheduled to work out with the Saints this week, has worked out for Cincinnati and Chicago, and he is also scheduled to visit San Diego this week.

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Old 04-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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i thought this part was really interesting and goes along with what i have been saying all along that we need to pick up a DT

Defensive tackle is probably the Saints' biggest need. They need to get younger and more explosive up the middle. So you can't rule out a trade to move up and grab either Ellis or LSU's Glenn Dorsey. The problem is that both of those guys could go in the top five, so a trade might be too costly.

-- A trade down wouldn't be surprising either. The Philadelphia Eagles might be willing to trade cornerback Lito Sheppard to move up in the draft. Sheppard would be a nice fit in New Orleans. Perhaps the Saints could swap first-round picks with the Eagles, who pick 19th. Maybe the price would be even lower.

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Old 04-06-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
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also liked the idea of adding the Purdue TE


Another name to consider in the second round is Purdue tight end Dustin Keller. The fast-rising prospect is the kind of offensive weapon the Saints have been looking for since Coach Sean Payton arrived. And the Saints have a lot of ties to Purdue (through vice president of player personnel Rick Mueller and quarterback Drew Brees).
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:13 AM   #5
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there were a lot of rumors a while back of us taking balmer in the first. i can see us possibly swapping picks with philly for lito. then picking up balmer at 19.
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If we pick up Balmer, I will shoot myself in the face.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:45 AM   #7
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If we pick up Balmer, I will shoot myself in the face.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #8
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there were a lot of rumors a while back of us taking balmer in the first. i can see us possibly swapping picks with philly for lito. then picking up balmer at 19.
I say IF they make that trade Jarod Mayo has to be the pick at 19.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:30 PM   #9
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I'd say that if they trade back to 19 by getting Lito Sheppard, I'd be happy with anybody but Kentwan Balmer. The guy is the second coming of Jonathan Sullivan.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:09 AM   #10
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if we pick up Balmer, I will shoot myself in the face.

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