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2013 NFL Draft - Saints Big Board

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; im good wit the guy(Mathieu) but i understand your concern. we need as many playmakers we can get. and the kids tape is good despite off the field issues, but we shall see on that. there are many other options ...

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Old 03-04-2013, 02:10 AM   #511
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im good wit the guy(Mathieu) but i understand your concern. we need as many playmakers we can get. and the kids tape is good despite off the field issues, but we shall see on that.

there are many other options in the mid rounds as well....

CB - Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana
OLB/DE - Michael Buchanon, Illinois
OLB/DE - James Gayle, Virginia Tech
S - Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
LB - John Simom, Ohio State
CB - Logan Ryan, Rutgers

other options as well, but u get the point.
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It will be hard finding a trade partner this year IMO.Its a deep draft but lacking in sure fire starters.Most of the top players have question marks and unless somebody falls in line with a prospect I do t think it would be easy to trade back.
Not keen on Matheiu with a 4th personally. 'd rather get a big CB,too many question marks over him,height,off field issues.

Absolutely, and the Saints won't be the only team looking to trade down and gain a later pick because of it, so it probably is best not to even consider that scenario and be pleasantly surprised if it happens.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:44 AM   #513
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
It will be hard finding a trade partner this year IMO.Its a deep draft but lacking in sure fire starters.Most of the top players have question marks and unless somebody falls in line with a prospect I do t think it would be easy to trade back.
Not keen on Matheiu with a 4th personally. 'd rather get a big CB,too many question marks over him,height,off field issues.
Actually this draft is very deep in starters - you just don't have those "wow" players this season; of course, we don't have all our picks because of commissioner penalties and a not so thought-out FA signing...
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That's what I meant,its a deep draft but few standout players.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:59 AM   #515
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the problem is the top players well aint that great. the standouts that are in the top ten are not there this year. so everyone is open to trading down. the price maybe right this year for targeting players and moving up. then again maybe not
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Thought Star Lotulelei would be worth moving up to get; but that heart condition is as scary as the spinal stenois Jones has - No Thanks...

While I have an apparent man crush on Ogletree, while not as bad as the one with Clay Matthews a few drafts ago, I think he's the impact player moved to the outside to complement Lofton and take this defense into a top five unit, I wouldn't be disappointed to move back, grab Jesse Williams and gain another second rounder (do I still have false hope of a reversal?!?)...
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im good wit the guy(Mathieu) but i understand your concern. we need as many playmakers we can get. and the kids tape is good despite off the field issues, but we shall see on that.

there are many other options in the mid rounds as well....

CB - Robert Alford, Southeastern Louisiana
OLB/DE - Michael Buchanon, Illinois
OLB/DE - James Gayle, Virginia Tech
S - Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
LB - John Simom, Ohio State
CB - Logan Ryan, Rutgers

other options as well, but u get the point.
Those are great options, but a lack of offensive tackles is the problem we have...

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see i have been playing around with the idea say take a chance in the 5th or 6th for

Michael Williams, TE, Alabama
Height: 6-5. Weight: 269

and beef him up a bit if needed and train him to be a TE/OT. he already has the blocking skill. 2 for the price of one type of move

heck he maybe ready to back up now as it is. plus you get a true tackle eligible player
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
see i have been playing around with the idea say take a chance in the 5th or 6th for

Michael Williams, TE, Alabama
Height: 6-5. Weight: 269

and beef him up a bit if needed and train him to be a TE/OT. he already has the blocking skill. 2 for the price of one type of move

heck he maybe ready to back up now as it is. plus you get a true tackle eligible player
We could always geaux like the Pats and get another TE that way you got two big guys beating up the secondary...
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:24 AM   #520
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So, 52 pages here and it looks like the one thing we agree on is we need tackles -on both lines and just generally when our defense is on the field. Right?
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