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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; NFC South mini-mock draft - NFC South Blog - ESPN Some good news to share with you. The ESPN Blog Network will be doing its own mock draft, which each blogger making the picks for his division. I wonít give ...

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
 
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NFC South mini-mock draft - NFC South Blog - ESPN

Some good news to share with you. The ESPN Blog Network will be doing its own mock draft, which each blogger making the picks for his division.

I wonít give you the exact date just yet, but it will be coming the week of the draft. This something many of you have been asking about and Iíd been pitching it to the Boys in Bristol that make the big decisions. I think some of my colleagues may have been doing the same. Anyway, we just found out weíve been cleared to do it.

Again, this is down the road a bit. So, to help pass the time, Iíve decided to do a preliminary mock draft for the NFC South teams. Obviously, we donít know what other teams will do and thatís going to shape what NFC South teams can do. This is subject to change and Iíll probably do it again several times before we do the league-wide mock draft.

But, as of the moment, hereís what Iím thinking for the first pick for each NFC South team:

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers. First, they have to hope and pray the Rams take quarterback Sam Bradford at No. 1. If St. Louis doesnít do that, the Rams and Lions could take defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy with the first two picks. If that happens, it could be disastrous for the Bucs. They need a defensive tackle probably more than any team has needed a certain position in history. If they donít get one, they could try to trade down. If they canít trade down, theyíll have to settle for safety Eric Berry. For right now, Iíll say they end up with a defensive tackle. Iím going to say Suh goes to the Lions and McCoy to the Bucs.

19. Atlanta Falcons. The glaring need is at defensive end. But the chances of an elite pass rusher at No. 19 are slim. The other obvious need is outside linebacker. Sean Weatherspoon's name keeps coming up, but Iím going outside the box here. Iím giving the Falcons Penn State linebacker Navorro Bowman. This is more of a hunch than anything, but I keep hearing a lot of teams like Bowman better than Weatherspoon and Iím thinking the Falcons could be one of them.

32. New Orleans Saints. The flip side to winning the Super Bowl is you get the last pick of the first round and are at the mercy of the teams ahead of you. But the good news is the Saints donít have huge holes and can pretty much go for the best athlete available. Quarterbacks and wide receivers are off the board here, but the Saints can go in just about any other direction. Defensive end, defensive tackle and outside linebacker would seem like the biggest needs. Iím going with Weatherspoon to the Saints.

48. Carolina Panthers. They traded away their first-round pick last year to get defensive end Everette Brown. A lot of people think the Panthers will take a wide receiver and thereís a very real chance they will. But I wouldnít go that way, given the fact the Panthers used early picks on Dwayne Jarrett and Keary Colbert and neither developed into anything. Part of the blame falls on Jarrett and Colbert. But I put more blame on John Fox and offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson. Theyíve been too conservative to let young wide receivers do much and itís tough to get much out of your No. 2 when Steve Smith is No. 1. For the moment, Iím giving the Panthers Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody. Heís an extremely big guy and, in the days when the Panthers still had a quality line, they had Kris Jenkins and Maake Kemoeatu plugging up the middle of the line.

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Old 04-02-2010, 09:28 PM   #2
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The Saints will draft the best player available. Like they always do.
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BPA like we always do.
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BPA on defense.
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BPA then make a trade where you have depth for a proven, talented commodity at a position that has to be shored up...
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I can live wit dat
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No, Payton will trade up for the player he wants. I say no later than 26
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Originally Posted by QBREES9 View Post
The Saints will draft the best player available. Like they always do.
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BPA like we always do.
idk that we always do that

would be nice for us to get a guy that fills a need and is also the best player available
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would be nice for us to get a guy that fills a need and is also the best player available
Plenty of players around picks 25-35 could fill that role. Personally I like a stud DT or DE/OLB player to rush the QB. Gotta be an impact guy though... Trading up is fine w me also.
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idk that we always do that

would be nice for us to get a guy that fills a need and is also the best player available
Maybe not every single time Canton.........but a gambling man could make a killin' on that bet though.
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