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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by Euphoria 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 ...

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
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.
I doubt he's better than Evans and Grubbs, who will likely be our OG's for the next decade.
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not jumping up and down with this like the pick before but the saints seem to always find a OL to plug in as needed.
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Actually only 1 starter (our 1st rounder which is expected), the other is a Punter, which we gave up two picks for. Punters aren't football players.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:23 PM   #34
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As with all draft picks, you have to wait and see how they do with the big boys. This guy's measurables aren't great, but as somebody pointed out earlier, that's not necessarily a huge deal for an OG. Also, this guy was a 1st team selection to his all-conference team, so he obviously does pretty well on the field.
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Originally Posted by Euphoria View Post
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.

Grubbs is supposed to be better run blocker than Nicks was, but not as good of a pass protector, so I think the Saints' running game will be fine with Grubbs and Evans as the guard pair.

The thing that worries me about him is what Mitch already alluded to, and that is that his weight was over 400 pounds at the start of his collegiate career, which might be a sign of a character problem.

But I do trust that the FO knows what they are doing, and their track record speaks for itself.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #37
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PFW video said he was projected "3rd to 4th round" and we picked him up in the 6th.

Team scouts obviously see something in him, probably raw size and ability to be coached.

Impossible to judge any draft talent until they make the team and perform at some level.
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