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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; My pick is a safe one... Lamarr Houston Pass rush: Extremely agile for a 300-pounder and works relentlessly to reach the quarterback. Gets under the shoulder of his man if lined up in the gap or slanting. Beats most cut ...

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Old 04-23-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Who you got in the 2nd?

My pick is a safe one...

Lamarr Houston


Pass rush: Extremely agile for a 300-pounder and works relentlessly to reach the quarterback. Gets under the shoulder of his man if lined up in the gap or slanting. Beats most cut blocks with quickness and strong hands and is able to recover from initial stalemate to get after the passer. Good backfield awareness. Gets his hands up to deflect passes, though his height and length leave something to be desired. Dangerous on twists inside. Short arms cause him to work harder to get off blocks against top-level guards. Must improve pass-rush moves.

Run defense: Excellent pursuit down the line. Upper body and hands are strong enough for him to pull down ballcarriers while engaged with blockers. Regularly lines up at the five-technique, standing his ground against larger linemen using a strong punch and leverage. Stays square to the line, able to move laterally while engaged. Lacks the bulk play inside on run downs at the next level.

Explosion: Has a good first step, but not elite first-step quickness. Lines up with two hands down so often he must prove to scouts he can get off quickly from the three-technique; his ability to penetrate on slants shows he's capable. Gets his hands into a blocker's jersey quickly and pushes them back using leverage and brute strength.

Strength: Massive upper body. Should wow teams pumping bench-press reps at the Combine. Plays strong and has a good punch with violent hands to disengage. Uses low center of gravity to keep leverage against the run. Holds up larger lineman and double teams but will be engulfed by larger NFL linemen, unable to disengage when head-up.

Tackling: Very strong tackler, comes with aggression and does not let go once in contact with the ballcarrier. Agile enough to get through trash inside. Good flexibility and strength to bring down backs coming through the hole. Good burst to the quarterback once through the line. Does not break down in space and lacks the change-of-direction skills to capture elusiveness quarterbacks and running backs, but will chase them down with hustle and good straight-line speed.

Intangibles: Very competitive. Has an above-average motor and is willing to play hurt. Generally quiet, but took over vocal defensive line leadership role as a senior. Suspended for one game in 2008 after DWI arrest. Parents are

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Old 04-23-2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

I say we figure out who the Vikings want jump up and stick it to them again...LOL
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:28 AM   #3
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LOL..ok...those damn Douchebags!
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

As long as we don't hear "Houston we have a problem".
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

I like Houston at 64. I dont see Washington or Price falling to 64 so either Houston or Bowman (although Bowman is not a Payton character guy).
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

I'm with falconhater. give up a 4 and/or 5 or something for moving past the Viqueens and nabbing Washington. Cards are hot on him per all morning reports.
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

Personally I am hoping we can swing Sean Lee.
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

I love Washingtons athleticism and range sideline to sideline, but not sure how he would fit taking over Fujita's role on the strong side. Maybe switch Shanle to the Sam and pull Washington into the Will. I would imagine not only the Cards looking to replace Dansby but the Panthers could also be looking OLB.
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

I am with Kiper on this one...

Nate Allen, S, South Florida


HOWEVER, I don't think he will be around at 64!
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Re: Who you got in the 2nd?

Originally Posted by biloxi-indian View Post
I am with Kiper on this one...

Nate Allen, S, South Florida


HOWEVER, I don't think he will be around at 64!
Now that would be a waste...sorry nothin personal
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