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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This week on NFL.com, we're re-doing the first rounds of the past five drafts, and 2008 is next on the docket. You'll hear this draft mentioned often. Why? Because of the two young quarterbacks selected by Atlanta and Baltimore. This ...

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Old 04-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Question 2008 draft re-do

This week on NFL.com, we're re-doing the first rounds of the past five drafts, and 2008 is next on the docket. You'll hear this draft mentioned often. Why? Because of the two young quarterbacks selected by Atlanta and Baltimore.

This was the only time in NFL history that two rookie quarterbacks started all 16 games: Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. While the much-ballyhooed '83 Draft produced three great QBs in John Elway, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino (among six overall taken in the first round), none of them started 16 games that season. Kelly, however, went directly to the USFL. In 1986, his rookie NFL season, however, the Bills Hall of Famer did start every week ... and went 4-12.

Well, the 2007 Miami Dolphins were a lot worse than 4-12. Miami won just one game that season, leading Wayne Huizenga to hire Bill Parcells to turn the organization around. It also, of course, gave the organization the first pick in the upcoming draft. In this draft re-do, we actually leave the much-maligned 'Fins alone.

7. New Orleans Saints
Actual pick: Sedrick Ellis
Do-over pick: Brandon Flowers

Flowers is a solid pick. Sean Payton pairs Flowers with Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter (who's now in Denver) to have both sides and the slot covered for a few years. Selecting Flowers means the Saints don't have to take Patrick Robinson (who has stunk) at the bottom of the first round in '10. Instead, Payton could use that pick to select Rob Gronkowski (paired with Jimmy Graham!), safety T.J. Ward or inside linebacker Sean Lee, all of whom went shortly after Robinson in that draft.


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7. New Orleans Saints
Actual pick: Sedrick Ellis
Do-over pick: Brandon Flowers

Flowers is a solid pick. Sean Payton pairs Flowers with Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter (who's now in Denver) to have both sides and the slot covered for a few years. Selecting Flowers means the Saints don't have to take Patrick Robinson (who has stunk) at the bottom of the first round in '10. NFL.com news: Flacco a Chief? CJ2K to Cincy? Many changes in '08 draft re-do
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Well, I'd disagree with the Flowers pick for 2008; though I won't insult anyone over it...

Jerod Mayo or Ryan Clady would have filled needs better, provided better value, and we wouldn't have had to move up in the draft given our 3R pick away to New England; Of course, New England still might have taken Mayo earlier at the 7 spot, Clady would still have been there...
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