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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas is healthy, ready to take place as NFL starter

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The New Orleans Saints under head coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis, have done well using the NFL draft to fill needs. However, they also have had a knack for finding undrafted rookie gems. Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas and ...

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Old 06-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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The New Orleans Saints under head coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis, have done well using the NFL draft to fill needs. However, they also have had a knack for finding undrafted rookie gems.

Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas and Lynell Hamilton have been good pick ups at the running back spot as undrafted free agent. And then there's linebacker Jonathan Casillas, who played collegiate ball at Wisconsin under head coach Barry Alvarez before current coach Bret Bielema took over prior to his sophomore season.

Jonathan was a versatile college player who flashed skills allowing him to play a number of spots after coming to Madison in 2005 in the same signing class as fellow NFL players P.J. Hill, Travis Beckum and Garrett Graham. I was a 3-star recruit. I was being recruited by Wisconsin, Illinois, UConn and Kentucky, he explained. I was being recruited as a running back, wide receiver, safety and linebacker. The spot where he felt most comfortable and where the Badgers afforded him the opportunity to shine was linebacker.

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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Casillas is healthy, ready to take place as NFL starter

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Old 06-09-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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I'm betting on it in my latest article on the LB's

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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That's what I'm talking about. Casillas seems to have his mind in the game. He was a terror in pre-season before it all fell to pieces. I'd like to see him healthy and contribute the way he showed he could during the pre-season. Both he and Jr making it happen would be nice this coming season.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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I picked Junior Galette to make the final 53 this year as well. Check it out here:
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