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Offensive Tackle 15 13.64%
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2013 NFL Draft - Saints Big Board

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 1. Barkevious Mingo OLB/DE, LSU or Dion Jordan OLB/DE, Oregon 2. Sucks 3. Arthur Brown ILB, Kansas State 4. Will Davis CB, Utah State 5. David Quessenberry OT, San Jose State (could be the steal of the draft) 6. Zeke ...

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:32 AM   #251
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1. Barkevious Mingo OLB/DE, LSU or Dion Jordan OLB/DE, Oregon
2. Sucks
3. Arthur Brown ILB, Kansas State
4. Will Davis CB, Utah State
5. David Quessenberry OT, San Jose State (could be the steal of the draft)
6. Zeke Motta SS, Notre Dame
7. Dustin Hopkins K, Florida State
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #252
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I have to say... there's a lot of quality serviceable tackles in this draft that could be had in the mid rounds.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:39 PM   #253
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I have to say... there's a lot of quality serviceable tackles in this draft that could be had in the mid rounds.
Which is why I wouldn't mind trading down, IF that difference maker isn't there at 15.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #254
 
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Originally Posted by lsutigerfan View Post
1. Barkevious Mingo OLB/DE, LSU or Dion Jordan OLB/DE, Oregon
2. Sucks
3. Arthur Brown ILB, Kansas State
4. Will Davis CB, Utah State
5. David Quessenberry OT, San Jose State (could be the steal of the draft)
6. Zeke Motta SS, Notre Dame
7. Dustin Hopkins K, Florida State
Interesting second rounder here ... LOL
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #255
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This is a good year to draft mid round in the first, because there's no clear cut top ten, but a deep first round group though...

We just can't keep flubbing the first and second round picks...

Payton's gotta have something to work with...
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #256
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ok i am done wondering and looking in round 1 and maybe 2

If the saints can pull it off i want these two for the defense. Trade players picks whatever

Alex Oakfor, DE Texas
HEIGHT 6045 WEIGHT 261
HAND 900 ARM 3318 WING 7978

Kawann Short DT Purdue
HEIGHT 6032 WEIGHT 308
HAND 948 ARM 3368 WING 8238

Matching them up with what the saints have already would make the DL one of the most physical and quickest DL we have seen in years

still in the mix

Ezekiel Ansah DE B.Y.U.
HEIGHT 6052 WEIGHT 270
HAND 1000 ARM 3458 WING 8228

He is my favorite (so far) of the "upside" players in the draft. we all know i am not a real fan of upside in round 1 but i keep coming back to him
i guess Ezekiel Ansah just played his way into the top 15 for sure. I still am sticking with my two picks because he might be gone


Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
other i am looking closer at

Kevin Reddick WLB North Carolina
HEIGHT 6014 WEIGHT 246
HAND 938 ARM 3158 WING 7558


Zavier Gooden WLB Missouri
HEIGHT 6014 WEIGHT 233
HAND 1000 ARM 3100 WING 7628

waiting on 40 times and bench numbers
they did not look bad at all. but 34? probably not. speed could save them
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Dion Jordan would be a nice pick since he could potentially play OLB right out of the gates and with time bulk up to that frame and move to DE, since he really doesn't have the mass to be an effective 3-4 DE at the moment.

The thing that concerns me about Alex Okafor is that according to the scouting reports I've read about him, his best weapon seems to be his speed and especially his initial first step, but he doesn't have the coverage skills to be an 3-4 OLB. And on the other hand, he doesn't have the size nor strength to give the push from a "hand-on-the-ground" position, which would make him ineffective as a 3-4 DE. Now, these are all assumptions I'm making simply based on the reports I've read, and most of them do state that these shortcoming can be fixed with time and coaching, but the Saints need the 1st round pick to be an immediate impact player - whatever his position will be - and therefore I wouldn't want them to pick a player who needs time in order to be that. Also he has fairly short arms, which could be a problem especially at the 3-4 DE position where long arms are a must.

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:41 PM   #258
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I'm not doubting the player mingo is but there's one thing that concerns me about him, his size

He looks way too skinny to be even an average DE or OLB at the next level, I'd go with ansah or Dion Jordan before mingo
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I'm not doubting the player mingo is but there's one thing that concerns me about him, his size

He looks way too skinny to be even an average DE or OLB at the next level, I'd go with ansah or Dion Jordan before mingo
Mingo could probably be a 3-4 OLB, he might need to add a few pounds of muscle though... No way does he have the size to be a 3-4 DE though...
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Mingo has been playing between 240-250 lbs the majority of his tenure at LSU. That's plenty big enough for an OLB. He also played some safety his senior year in high school, so he adds an extra dimension with his ability to drop back on certain plays.

If we're looking for a high BOOM player, Mingo or Ansah fits the bill. Both of their upside are tremendous. Mingo is rated higher and comes with less risk... both are still raw around the edges though.
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