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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; the saints have traded their 2nd round pick # 48 overall to the vikings for their 2nd round pick # 50 overall and the 19th pick in the 5th round #151 overall with the 48th pick the vikings took donatarrious ...

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Old 04-24-2004, 07:16 PM   #1
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saints 2nd rnd pick traded to vikings, select D henderson, L

the saints have traded their 2nd round pick # 48 overall to the vikings for their 2nd round pick # 50 overall and the 19th pick in the 5th round #151 overall

with the 48th pick the vikings took donatarrious thomas LB from auburn

with the 50th pick the saints selected devery henderson WR from LSU

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Prospect Profiles


Devery Henderson



OVERVIEW
Talented speedster who developed into the team\'s key weapon on offense … Moved from running back to wide receiver in the spring of 2002 and the results were immediate … A player with all of the tools necessary to excel – is very athletic, has good hands and turns routine plays into outstanding ones … He was on the receiving end of perhaps the most memorable play in school history as he hauled in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Randall as time expired to beat Kentucky in 2002. Dubbed \"The Bluegrass Miracle,\" the Associated Press called it the Play of the Year in college football and it also garnered an ESPY Award from ESPN, which called it the best play in college football … Also a member of LSU\'s 2001 National Championship Indoor Track and Field team … In 42 games on the gridiron, he caught 89 passes for 1,311 yards (14.7 avg.) and 19 touchdowns, adding 433 yards and three scores on 73 carries (5.9 avg.) and 742 yards on 30 kickoff returns (24.7 avg.) … Despite playing split end for only two seasons, his 19 scoring grabs is topped only by current teammate, Michael Clayton (21, 2001-03) on the school\'s career-record list.
ANALYSIS
Positives: Has smooth muscle definition, high, athletic calves and a well-proportioned upper body … Shows sudden movements through his release off the line … Displays the acceleration needed to eat up the cushion on a cornerback immediately … Has the field vision and awareness to find the open area in the zones … Knows how to throttle down his speed vs. zone courage, showing determination going for the ball in traffic … Will maintain concentration working in a crowd … His sudden burst allows him to separate and stretch the field, as he quickly gets behind the defense … Shows the athletic agility to turn and adjust on the ball in flight, timing his jumps to make the difficult catch … Quick to plant his feet and make the initial tackler miss after catching the ball … Has the strength to be an effective blocker … Shows steady hands, doing a nice job of tracking the ball in over his shoulder … Responds well to hard coaching and is a leader by example … Very good vertical route runner who can freeze a defender with his double move.
Negatives: Still learning the position and needs route refinement, as he tends to round off his breaks … Has to do a better job of securing the ball before turning upfield (fumble problems) … Does not apply himself in the class room and will do just enough to get by … Also has an adequate weight room work ethic … While he has outstanding acceleration, there is a little stiffness in his lower body.

AGILITY TESTS
4.41 in the 40-yard dash … 350-pound bench press … 350-pound back squat … 242-pound power clean … 31¾-inch arm length … 8½-inch hands … Right-handed.


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Old 04-24-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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saints 2nd rnd pick traded to vikings, select D henderson, L

Thomas would have been just another LB project on this team, so no complaints from me about the trade.
Or about the pick. Very few impact players remained, Henderson just might be one. At least he is a contender for the Nr. 3 spot.
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:26 PM   #4
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saints 2nd rnd pick traded to vikings, select D henderson, L

It\'s obvious that the Saints are following the \"pick the best player on the board\" policy. Maybe that\'s the way to go. But, that\'s doesn\'t make me feel a bit better about our LINEBACKERS or CORNERS!!

All I got to say is if we can\'t stop the run this year, I will stop watching this team until they FIRE HASLETT. Well, maybe not, but I might.......
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:33 PM   #5
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Don\'t get me wrong.......I love Henderson, but what about Straight or Boulware????
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Old 04-24-2004, 07:45 PM   #6
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I like that pick. Next pick up a corner Joey Thomas, Keith Smith, Derrick Strait, Will Pool, or Nathan Vasher
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Did we forget about Matt Ware from UCLA? Or how about Sean Jones, S, Georgia? Looks like everyone has. I have a strong feeling since Haslett loves drafting out of Ohio State, Kansas St., and Georgia, Sean Jones may be the pick at 60. As far as Devery Henderson is concerned, I\'m intrigued. Probably for my prejudice towards LSU, but this could be a signal to Michael Lewis that he may be seeing his way out if he doesn\'t shape up. With Aaron Stecker in the fold, we still have a legitimate game-breaker on kick returns. The Saints receiving corps has gotten deeper with this selection (Horn, Pathon, Stallworth, Crowell, Henderson, Gardner, and the Lewis boys). It\'s a little overcrowded now, so there will be someone making an Exodus out of New Orleans. The three on the team that I think are most likely to be gone will be Michael Lewis (see above), Derrick Lewis (has been a project player for too long now and probably won\'t ever be more than that), and Germaine Crowell (may be lucky to even make the team). Should be interesting which receivers make the squad.

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Old 04-24-2004, 08:21 PM   #8
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Did we forget about Matt Ware from UCLA? Or how about Sean Jones, S, Georgia?
I was about to cry out for the Saints to take Jones with #60 when Cleveland selected him.
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Old 04-24-2004, 08:42 PM   #9
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Yeah...I think if Sean Jones had been there at 60, they would\'ve snagged him up. Now with MLB, WR, and DE addressed, there are still SEVERAL decent corners to choose from with the 81st pick. Ware, Poole, Strait. Thomas, and Smith to name a few. With only 13 picks to go before the Saints choose again, the chances are that one of them will be there.
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