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Grade our draft

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by BRSaintsFan The way I see it we got the 5th best CB, 7th best OT, 4th best TE, 13th best DT, 3rd best C, and 15th best QB. To me, that carries a C grade, but the ...

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Old 04-26-2010, 11:52 AM   #51
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Re: Grade our draft

Originally Posted by BRSaintsFan View Post
The way I see it we got the 5th best CB, 7th best OT, 4th best TE, 13th best DT, 3rd best C, and 15th best QB. To me, that carries a C grade, but the key with these guys is potential. Robinson, Brown, and Graham have tremendous upsides to them. As such, I would say B to B- overall.
Depends on which site you reference.

NFL Draftscout (CBS Sports) has them listed a bit different...

5th best CB (rd 1-2) Taken last in the 1st
5th Best OT (rd 1-2) Taken last in the 2nd
3rd best TE (rd 2-3) Taken last in the 3rd
11th best DT (rd 3) Taken 25th in the 4th
2nd best OC (rd 3-4) Taken 27th in the 5th


All but Robinson was taken nearly a full round after their projection

That has A written all over it.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #52
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Re: Grade our draft

Our foundation is still strong. We just need new doors and windows or a re-do of the kitchen: new cabinets and countertop. I think it will be difficult to match the way the ball bounced for us last season. We will have lots of new talent to go along with our returning and improving veterens. Should be another exciting run for the gold. Once again, our season will depend on how the defense is able to help us, on the few occasions that our offense is not hitting on all cylinders.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:44 PM   #53
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Good draft, especially in the later rounds. I still don't like the TE pick due to his minimal playing experience and the Saints defensive needs but I'd give the Saints a B.

Thing is, the Saints have scouts and a lot of people working together when drafting and the organization knows their needs much better than any of us do. Admittedly, some of the picks that were made last week bugged me but after consideration and a little research I see the reasons for those picks.

I'm willing to eat crow if the TE turns out to be all world in the future.

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Old 04-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #54
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Re: Grade our draft

Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Depends on which site you reference.

NFL Draftscout (CBS Sports) has them listed a bit different...

5th best CB (rd 1-2) Taken last in the 1st
5th Best OT (rd 1-2) Taken last in the 2nd
3rd best TE (rd 2-3) Taken last in the 3rd
11th best DT (rd 3) Taken 25th in the 4th
2nd best OC (rd 3-4) Taken 27th in the 5th


All but Robinson was taken nearly a full round after their projection

That has A written all over it.
No site referencing, just my own opinions as to the prospect ranks. And again the projections you are going off of are going to vary with different draft expert sites that you reference. I voted B and cant say A, just because of the players we selected, as a whole seem more like high potential picks rather than proven players. Brown only has 2 years starting on the line, Graham has 1 year of college ball, Woods is a 1 year starter without much production from a stats view, Robinson only had 7 picks in 2.5 years starting and showed inconsistency.

I think if all picks live up to their potential 100%, you have a high level man to man corner, bookend left tackle, the next Antonio Gates, a starting DT and starting C. If that happens, A+, but Ill go with B right after.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:21 PM   #55
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I don't see how anyone can argue that Moorestead was not a great pick.He helped us win games last year.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #56
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I don't see how anyone can argue that Moorestead was not a great pick.He helped us win games last year.
So did Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Courtney Roby, Jason Kyle, Troy Evans, Pierson Prieloux, and Chris Reis, are they worth two picks in the NFL draft?
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:38 PM   #57
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probably not.I think Moorestead was worth it though.I just don't think those two picks really cost us anything.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:38 PM   #58
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probably not.I think Moorestead was worth it though.I just don't think those two picks really cost us anything.
And thats why its an opinion. Its my opinion it was too much. Just because he looks like a promising young punter doesn't mean a punter is worth two picks in a draft where you only have 2 picks.

There is a bit of satisfaction that the 5th we gave up ended up being the last pick in that round. That was a bonus that cushions the blow quite a bit.

I also take issue with those that say since we won the Superbowl, no decision should be questioned, and then they question numerous other decisions this team makes.
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I love how most of these threads go from innocent football discussions to verbal sucker punches. *sarcasm*

I gave the team a B. I think we neglected to fill the holes in our defense. I'm not doubting the ability of the FO, I just think we should have gone after more defensive players.

On another note, NFL Network did their "grading" of our division. They gave us a D+. Bucs got a B, Falcons got a C and Panthers got a D+.
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I love how most of these threads go from innocent football discussions to verbal sucker punches. *sarcasm*

I gave the team a B. I think we neglected to fill the holes in our defense. I'm not doubting the ability of the FO, I just think we should have gone after more defensive players.

On another note, NFL Network did their "grading" of our division. They gave us a D+. Bucs got a B, Falcons got a C and Panthers got a D+.
Wow, the Bucs got a B?

Probably because they drafted a Punter in the 6th with one of their NINE picks.
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