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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Levine Toilolo 6'8, 265, 4.82 Stanford very good work ethic No known background issues or run-ins with the law. Has excellent height and good bulk which make him a match-up nightmare, First and foremost his inline blocking is elite He ...

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #391
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Levine Toilolo 6'8, 265, 4.82 Stanford

very good work ethic
No known background issues or run-ins with the law.
Has excellent height and good bulk which make him a match-up nightmare,

First and foremost his inline blocking is elite
He gets off the ball quickly and playing with good pad level.
good initial pop to create running lanes.
Finishes his blocks well and works to the second level.
Head always on a swivel in pass protection, and his long arms allow him to interfere with speed rushers around the outside,

Has excellent ball skills and soft hands,
good red zone target who goes up and gets the ball.
Uses his bulk to shield the football
won't run away from many people, arm tackles will not bring him down.
wide wingspan and height.

Negatives
2010 season with an ACL tear in his right knee
Doesn't have the elite speed to run away from people
isn't explosive getting off the snap when running routes.
Still working to get his route running and pass catching instincts

Conclusion

His blocking is just elite. Now we need a TE that can block and be a solid receiver in the passing game that is tall enough for Drew to see

now we can talk ceiling in day 3 of the draft

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He does sound good Hagan, at least on paper. I wouldn't mind them picking a TE in one of the bottom rounds if there was one worth picking.

Still, the focus has to be on the defense and possibly OL.
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Toilolo is currently projected 7-FA...
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Toilolo is currently projected 7-FA...

Undoubtedly the staff will once again be looking very hard at the UDFA pool once the draft is over and done with, and they'll probably try to address most of the depth issues they have on offense through those UDFAs.
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Undoubtedly the staff will once again be looking very hard at the UDFA pool once the draft is over and done with, and they'll probably try to address most of the depth issues they have on offense through those UDFAs.
I expect to see alot of LB, SS, and CB types...
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as long as we are going to stuff Ingram into the running game over Thomas a blocking TE is a major additions the saints must add. Upgrading RT is also on the wish list. while your at it throw in a better blocking center. Face facts the center and both OT can use an upgrade. Center and LT is not that bad but RT is nothing but age and walking IR candidates.

Blocking TE that can catch will go along way for both the offense and special teams. Thomas was a weak link on special teams last year. Bushrod always needs a chip block when dealing with above average DE.

Add the kids height and Drew should be able to see him over the OL. There are some nice TE in the draft to fill that role late in the draft

If not just trade Ingram. yep i said it.

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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
as long as we are going to stuff Ingram into the running game over Thomas a blocking TE is a major additions the saints must add. Upgrading RT is also on the wish list. while your at it throw in a better blocking center. Face facts the center and both OT can use an upgrade. Center and LT is not that bad but RT is nothing but age and walking IR candidates.

Blocking TE that can catch will go along way for both the offense and special teams. Thomas was a weak link on special teams last year. Bushrod always needs a chip block when dealing with above average DE.

Add the kids height and Drew should be able to see him over the OL. There are some nice TE in the draft to fill that role late in the draft

If not just trade Ingram. yep i said it.
And that's why I didn't get the Ingram pick; did we lose the Seattle playoff game because of attrition in the backfield - partially...

But to sacrifice a pick when help was needed on defense just astounded me; what threw me was to make the investment in Brees and Colston (understandable) knowing that there was little left to develop, sign the necessary offensive linemen and depth to maintain such an attack - nevermind addressing a lack of talent, lack of remaining salary cap, and a lack of draft picks to bolster the defense...

Ingram is a talented back, probably should have been a second round pick; but the investment vs the yield had been a failure...

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...maybe he'll be available in Round 2?!?

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...maybe he'll be available in Round 2?!?

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Great news! I hope he does more boneheaded moves before the draft, so that the Saints could get him with their 3rd rounder.
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ok we now have MICH St. OC on board so maybe we need to look at which players he may push for the draft. Not only Mich St. but other big ten schools

Dion Sims*, TE, Michigan State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 285.
Projected 40 Time: 4.80.
Projected Round (2013): 2-3.

He has been talked about here. that high for a TE?

Le'Veon Bell*, RB, Michigan State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 238.
Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
Projected Round (2013): 2-4

Good back but in our rotational system still to high

William Gholston*, DE, Michigan State
Height: 6-7. Weight: 278.
Projected 40 Time: 4.75.
Projected Round (2013): 2-4

Skills are there but desire or heart?

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