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Saints select Andrew Tiller, G, in the 6th round

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I understand he needs help with fundamentals but he's physically weak. Right now, he'd get plowed over. I agree, we could have got him undrafted. Really scratching my head....like Danno said, except for the first pick, this draft is starting ...

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Old 04-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #21
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I understand he needs help with fundamentals but he's physically weak. Right now, he'd get plowed over. I agree, we could have got him undrafted. Really scratching my head....like Danno said, except for the first pick, this draft is starting to smell like a bag of rotten crawfish heads. I hope they know what they are doing.
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Positives:
Excellent size. Can create a surge in the run game and seeks to finish blocks. Functional short-area, slide pass protector sets, shuffles and punches. Good anchor strength. Plays hard and competes.

Negatives:
Plays very upright and heavy-legged mechanics get stressed the further he travels. Tends to bend at the waist and will overextend and fall off blocks. Inconsistent technique footwork needs refinement. Struggled to unlock his hips and appeared very upright in drills at the Combine. Weight has fluctuated in the past and pushed 400 pounds upon his arrival in the program. Character needs to be evaluated.

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Big-bodied waist bender with the sheer size to cover up defenders in the run game and eventually compete for a starting job.
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One has to wonder if this pick would not have better use than a trade for Osi?
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:55 PM   #24
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One has to wonder if this pick would not have better use than a trade for Osi?
Osi would have taken our 3rd, not 6th round pick...
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Uhhmmmmm...............OK. Not really earth shattering.
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:02 PM   #26
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I understand he needs help with fundamentals but he's physically weak. Right now, he'd get plowed over. I agree, we could have got him undrafted. Really scratching my head....like Danno said, except for the first pick, this draft is starting to smell like a bag of rotten crawfish heads. I hope they know what they are doing.
We couldn't have got him undrafted if someone else offered him more. The only way to be assured at getting a player you want is to draft them.
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Osi would have taken our 3rd, not 6th round pick...
Never know until an offer is made.
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Osi would have taken our 3rd, not 6th round pick...
and a whole pile of money
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and a whole pile of money
Which we don't have.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #30
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I actually like the pick.

I think Ingram will do better with a better G in their who can run block better. Our OL does great pass blocking but we need to be able to run the ball better especially or short yardage.

Get some beefy guys to develop... I can live with it.

The thing about UDFA's is that they can go to any team they want to. If its your guy you go ahead and spend your late round picks on just to ensure you have first crack at them and see if they pan out.
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