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papz 04-10-2011 08:44 AM

No. 24 pick might yield familiar name for New Orleans Saints
By Mike Triplett, The Times-Picayune

The last time the New Orleans Saints held the No. 24 pick in the draft was 1988, when they selected one of the most memorable players in franchise history -- fullback Craig "Ironhead" Heyward.

How fitting it would be, then, if The Times-Picayune mock drafts come to fruition three weeks from now. Both James Varney and I project the Saints will use the 24th pick on Ironhead's son, Ohio State defensive end Cameron Heyward.

We didn't just make those picks out of sentimentality, or because Varney is a die-hard Buckeyes fan. We both believe the younger Heyward would be a perfect fit in the Saints' front seven, where they need to add youth and athleticism.

At 6 feet 5, 294 pounds, Heyward has the size, versatility and savvy the Saints covet in their 4-3 alignment. He can help as a pass rusher and run defender and could eventually start at the end from fellow Buckeye Will Smith.

It's just an added bonus that Heyward has black-and-gold blood running through his veins, having spent the first four years of his life in New Orleans.

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Crusader 04-10-2011 03:48 PM

I would not oppose that pick. From what I've read I think he'll be a good one.

Luda34 04-11-2011 10:35 AM

I love this guy I wouldn't made at all if the Saint got him, my only problem is why all these experts don't have him as a first round pick. I don't see him on any first round mock drafts.

st thomas 04-11-2011 11:14 AM

if payton, GW, and loomis want him by golly i'm on board, bbbuuuuttt i don't think hes our guy at 24. if we trade down and promised him great but not that speed rusher we really want.

QBREES9 04-11-2011 09:48 PM

I really don't see this happening. Unless he the Best Player on the Board.

skymike 04-12-2011 07:46 AM

Lord rest his daddy's soul. wouldnt that be something?

anybody else feeling old?

QBREES9 04-12-2011 08:40 AM

yes i do.

AlaskaSaints 04-12-2011 04:03 PM

I just got a tingle up my leg... !!!!

I'm all for it! Thanks for sharing, PAPZ.


jeanpierre 04-12-2011 10:23 PM

wish him well; but a one year wonder and his Daddy, God Bless him, was lazy when you consider the talent he had...

QBREES9 04-12-2011 11:07 PM

AlaskaSaints WOW on the Avatart !!

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