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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I still love Brees and Colston, but there's some decline in the arm strength of Brees and some wearing down in Colston's footsteps......

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:35 AM   #21
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I still love Brees and Colston, but there's some decline in the arm strength of Brees and some wearing down in Colston's footsteps...
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:41 AM   #22
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Can anyone name the last early round draft pick we have picked that has met your expectations?
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Can anyone name the last early round draft pick we have picked that has met your expectations?
No but I can name a few that San Diego has made that has met our expectations.
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Originally Posted by Budsdrinker View Post
Can anyone name the last early round draft pick we have picked that has met your expectations?
Assuming 3rd round or earlier (we've had 16 in the Payton era)...
2012-Akiem Hicks (so far)
2011-Cam Jordan, Mark Ingram, Martez Wilson, Johnny Patrick
2010-Patrick Robinson, Jimmy Graham
2008-Tracy Porter
2007-Robert Meachem
2006-Reggie Bush, Roman Harper


These have not...

2010-Charles Brown
2009-Malcolm Jenkins (barely)
2008-Sedrick Ellis
2007-Andy Alleman, Usama Young (barely)
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #25
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[QUOTE=Danno;445646]Assuming 3rd round or earlier (we've had 16 in the Payton era)...
2012-Akiem Hicks (so far)
2011-Cam Jordan, Mark Ingram, Martez Wilson, Johnny Patrick
2010-Patrick Robinson, Jimmy Graham
2008-Tracy Porter
2007-Robert Meachem
2006-Reggie Bush, Roman Harper


I bet not many people on this board agree with you and I was referring to rounds 1 & 2.
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Playoffs? PLAYOFFS! Are you kidding me? Right now I'd be suprised if we win a game!
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Assuming 3rd round or earlier (we've had 16 in the Payton era)...
2012-Akiem Hicks (so far)
2011-Cam Jordan, Mark Ingram, Martez Wilson, Johnny Patrick
2010-Patrick Robinson, Jimmy Graham
2008-Tracy Porter
2007-Robert Meachem
2006-Reggie Bush, Roman Harper


I bet not many people on this board agree with you and I was referring to rounds 1 & 2.
Well the catch is the way you phrased the Question.

"Expectations" - does not get anymore subjective.
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Well the catch is the way you phrased the Question.

"Expectations" - does not get anymore subjective.
Exactly. If you're expecting an all-pro with every 1st and 2nd round selection, you'll be very disappointed.

There's also a different expectation between a 1st rounder picked 7th overall and a 1st rounder picked 28th overall.

I based my rankings on reasonable expectations. Many 1st rounders are busts altogether and out of the league in 3 or 4 years. Every one of ours is playing and contributing, albeit some way more than others.
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Originally Posted by x626xBlack View Post
Exactly. If you're expecting an all-pro with every 1st and 2nd round selection, you'll be very disappointed.

There's also a different expectation between a 1st rounder picked 7th overall and a 1st rounder picked 28th overall.

I based my rankings on reasonable expectations. Many 1st rounders are busts altogether and out of the league in 3 or 4 years. Every one of ours is playing and contributing, albeit some way more than others.
I agree with you but what I was alluding to is the opinion whether right or wrong that some have posted about certain players. Also I was trying to make the point that we have done well with late round picks and UDFAs instead of 1st round picks. I'll take playoffs over a top 10 pick any day. That's what free agency is for.
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I'm ready for one of those "late round gems" to be somebody who can play some defense
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