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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; he looks to be a nice project player and worth a pick. DT that big and fast are hard to find....

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #11
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he looks to be a nice project player and worth a pick. DT that big and fast are hard to find.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #12
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he looks to be a nice project player and worth a pick. DT that big and fast are hard to find.
I remember hearing something along these lines before we drafted Ellis.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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I remember hearing something along these lines before we drafted Ellis.

Well, Ellis is listed at 6-1 and 307 lbs, while Hicks is listed at 6-6 and 320 lbs, so there's quite a difference in size, and more than likely in mobility as well, between the two.


He would be a project, but perhaps Spags would be the right guy to nurture his mental side to the same level his physique already is..?
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:55 PM   #14
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Well, Ellis is listed at 6-1 and 307 lbs, while Hicks is listed at 6-6 and 320 lbs, so there's quite a difference in size, and more than likely in mobility as well, between the two.


He would be a project, but perhaps Spags would be the right guy to nurture his mental side to the same level his physique already is..?
Maybe so. I think I am just so gun shy in regards to DT we get. They rarely pan out.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:24 AM   #15
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Maybe so. I think I am just so gun shy in regards to DT we get. They rarely pan out.

True, but they desperately need a DT or two, who can really make a difference, and the draft is the cheapest way to get those game changing players.

Also, there's the added benefit of teaching the guy the particular system the Saints/Spags uses as their first pro system, and not having to deal with the stuff they've been taught by other DCs in the past.

I think Spags can make a huge difference in this aspect of player development, or should I say, I hope he can make a huge difference.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #16
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Anything that would be an improvement other than play with what we have mentality. Combo of size and speed looks good but could he be that good against the talent in the S.E.C. not so sure. Looks like he may be worth a chance though.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #17
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I remember hearing something along these lines before we drafted Ellis.
Besides the size, another big difference is the fact that we'll end up drafting Hicks in the 4th, 5th, or 6th rounds and we took Ellis in the 1st.
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Burfict sure laid an egg at the Combine ... wouldn't do the bench press and 300lb+ offensive linemen were beating his 40-time of 5.1 or something. Add this to his propensity for personal fouls and he's quite the draft choice ... not.
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