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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Vitt Opening Statement: We would like to say that Sean (Payton) would have been so proud about how our scouts worked this weekend. They’ve been working hard here for the last month. The draft was extremely organized. There was really ...

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Vitt Opening Statement: We would like to say that Sean (Payton) would have been so proud about how our scouts worked this weekend. They’ve been working hard here for the last month. The draft was extremely organized. There was really a great consensus on the players that we took. We took these players (and) they fit into the mode we want: their character, integrity, passion for the game and work habits. Mickey has always done a good job, but we’re proud of our scouts. That being said, we’ve talked about our first two picks. Corey White from Samford, a small school, we really liked. Kenny Flajole kind of got on this guy early. There was a consensus with the scouts and Spags. He’s a little bigger corner. We think he could have the opportunity to play some nickel. He did earlier in his career, but we’re excited about him. Tiller from Syracuse, we had a little bit of inside information. You guys all know Doug Marrone. He’s the head coach up at Syracuse now. He likes this prospect. He knows what we want here and feels that would be a fit for us. That’s the consensus among the coaches and the scouts and then with Marcel Jones from Nebraska. At this point in the draft, we took some height, weight, speed, a guy that had some intangibles we think can lend to our football team.”

Spagnuolo Q: Are you looking to play White at corner initially rather than safety?
A: “Yes, he has some length. We’re going to be a press team. He had shown he can do that pretty good.”

Spagnuolo, Vitt, McMahon Q: Do you like his vertical ability?
Spagnuolo A: “Yes, he showed that. He’s one of those guys that showed up a little bit at an all-star game…small-school player, but a guy that shows up. All the feedback we received from the coaches and the information was positive.”

Vitt: “I think one of the things that were impressive about him is that when he played against a big-time opponent he played really well.”

McMahon: “He jumped out in the Auburn game. We saw him on certainly defense and special teams. He’s a guy that when you come from a small school, you want to see him against good competition. He played well.”

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It's a good read and provides insight to the White and Tiller pick. I can say honestly that none of the draft picks overly excite me. With that said, I am encouraged given how our coaches feel about them.
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According to Spagnoulo, Corey White is gonna be a nickle corner, he was a guy Flajole wanted. And he says we're gonna be a press team
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"We're going to be a press team." -Spags

My level of excitement due to this quote borders on inappropriate.
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So White's gonna play CB and not safety?

Interesting.
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Rookie free agents...if we can get a couple of decent players out of it on the defensive side I'd be impressed, it hasn't been a strong area for them in the past but with a different set of eyes in Spags I feel more inclined to think so.
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It's a good read and provides insight to the White and Tiller pick. I can say honestly that none of the draft picks overly excite me. With that said, I am encouraged given how our coaches feel about them.
A Lot of good info on these guys.
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So White's gonna play CB and not safety?

Interesting.
That same thought occurred to me...
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So White's gonna play CB and not safety?

Interesting.
I had hoped Jenkins would move to nickle.
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