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Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap Room?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; When considering the draft needs for the Saints; and if you assess every position for the Saints; consider the money tied up (potentially) in Will Smith and Grant; What happens if Vernon Gholston falls to the Saints? Are DE W. ...

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Old 04-06-2008, 11:48 AM   #1
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Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap Room?

When considering the draft needs for the Saints; and if you assess every position for the Saints; consider the money tied up (potentially) in Will Smith and Grant; What happens if Vernon Gholston falls to the Saints? Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap Room?
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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Re: Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap R

I don't see Gholston falling past the Jets, however, I have seen crazier things happen (i.e. Brady Quinn falling as far as he did). I just don't see cap space being a big issue for the present time.
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Re: Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap R

I don't think either deserve major money. They are one deminsional players however I think W Smith migh be able to apply pressure as he develops more. Just being able to stop the run and not being able to blitz doesn't make you deserve that kind of money.
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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That guy will not fall to the Saints.
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Old 04-06-2008, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap R

If by any chance Gholston drops, you take him. He'll be the BPA at 10. There's nothing wrong with having an abundance of talent at DE. Remember that Gholston is fast enough to play standing up... he's not regulated to DE. Think Adalius Thomas.
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Old 04-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap R

Originally Posted by papz View Post
If by any chance Gholston drops, you take him. He'll be the BPA at 10. There's nothing wrong with having an abundance of talent at DE. Remember that Gholston is fast enough to play standing up... he's not regulated to DE. Think Adalius Thomas.
To me he is the most like Terrell Suggs. He'll be that dominate and a huge playermaker for years to come.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:12 PM   #7
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Re: Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap R

There is no way Gholston falls to 10 but if he did we wouldn't hesitate to take him. I think Gholston will be one of the most coveted players on draft day. He is a very unique player because he is a perfect fit for either a 3-4 or 4-3. How many players can you say that about? The Jets and the Pats are dreaming about having him at OLB so there is no way he falls. You might even see a dark horse trade up to get him.

I for one would love to see Verno in a Saints uniform. We would have so many options along the line. On third and long we could move Grant and Smith inside to DT and have McCray and Gholston at end. Maybe then we could get to the QB!

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Old 04-06-2008, 06:44 PM   #8
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Re: Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap R

I voted for neither, if we Sign Smith to big money we will have two DE's makin a lot of money but are average players.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:07 PM   #9
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Re: Are DE W. Smith and C. Grant worth the Salary Cap R

I say sign em and keep em until you got better. You can always trade a DE
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Dont be surprised if Grant is with another team real soon.
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