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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Nice work hagan, these look to be the affordable free agents that we could realistically target. Lots of the other names that I've seen tossed around sound great and all, but there's just no way given our cap situation...

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Old 03-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #331
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Nice work hagan, these look to be the affordable free agents that we could realistically target. Lots of the other names that I've seen tossed around sound great and all, but there's just no way given our cap situation
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Projecting the 2013 Defense Depth Chart, accounting for the 3-4 formation, we currently look like this:

DE Cameron Jordan, Tom Johnson

NT Brodrick Bunkley, Akiem Hicks

DE Will Smith, Tyrunn Walker, Romeus, Greg IR

SAM David Hawthorne, Will Herring

MIKE Curtis Lofton, Ramon Humber

WILL Jonathan Vilma, Chris Chamberlain IR

JACK Junior Galette, Martez Wilson

LCB Jabari Greer, Elbert Mack

SS Roman Harper, Rafael Bush

FS Malcolm Jenkins IR, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Jerico Nelson

RCB Patrick Robinson, Corey White IR
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Projecting the 2013 Defense Depth Chart, accounting for the 3-4 formation, we currently look like this:

DE Cameron Jordan, Tom Johnson

NT Brodrick Bunkley, Akiem Hicks

DE Will Smith, Tyrunn Walker, Romeus, Greg IR

SAM David Hawthorne, Will Herring

MIKE Curtis Lofton, Ramon Humber

WILL Jonathan Vilma, Chris Chamberlain IR

JACK Junior Galette, Martez Wilson

LCB Jabari Greer, Elbert Mack

SS Roman Harper, Rafael Bush

FS Malcolm Jenkins IR, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Jerico Nelson

RCB Patrick Robinson, Corey White IR

Where would you place Braylon Broughton if anywhere... OLB or DE ?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #334
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Where would you place Braylon Broughton if anywhere... OLB or DE ?
The Saints list him as 6' 6" 272#...

I say he's an undersized, slighly 3-4 defensive end...
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
The Saints list him as 6' 6" 272#...

I say he's an undersized, slighly 3-4 defensive end...

I really don't think he's 6-6 actually, since nfldraftscout.com had him as 6-4 coming out of college and profootballweekly.com had him as 6-4 1/4 - maybe he has grown taller in a year, but I doubt it.

So, 6-4, 272; OLB perhaps?

That would put him in the same size class as, for example, Martez Wilson but only 20 lbs heavier - 20 lbs he has put on since coming out of college.
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If he's at 272# as reported by the Saints on his NFL card, he'd have an awfully difficult time operating in space as an outside linebacker, even in the 3-4 formation...

NFL Draft Scout had him at a height of 6' 4" and a weight of 257# coming out of TCU...

He's had some personal challenges early in his life, and didn't play football till his senior year of high school and only started half the games of his senior year at TCU...

NFL Draft Scouts reports that scouts think the physical tools are there - maybe he could serve as a "tweener" for the Saints DE/OLB...

Now able to earn a "poor man's wage" in the NFL; he should be able to focus on football and maybe develop...

May see another season as a Developmental Squad Teammate

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
If he's at 272# as reported by the Saints on his NFL card, he'd have an awfully difficult time operating in space as an outside linebacker, even in the 3-4 formation...

NFL Draft Scout had him at a height of 6' 4" and a weight of 257# coming out of TCU...

He's had some personal challenges early in his life, and didn't play football till his senior year of high school and only started half the games of his senior year at TCU...

NFL Draft Scouts reports that scouts think the physical tools are there - maybe he could serve as a "tweener" for the Saints DE/OLB...

Now able to earn a "poor man's wage" in the NFL; he should be able to focus on football and maybe develop...

May see another season as a Developmental Squad Teammate

I wonder if he put on those 20 lbs out of pressure by the team - if he was seen as a 4-3 DE by Spags and therefore needed to beef up somewhat?!

If that was the case, then those pounds might be easy to shed off and he would then be exactly the same size as Wilson, providing depth to that OLB group.

Probably needs more developmental work like you said, but still he might be able to take some snaps during the season if the Saints were burdened with injuries.

Another underdog story anyways...
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:25 AM   #338
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Braylon Broughton 6041 257 4.55

interesting decision on location in a 34. he was a perfect size fo 43 DE.

Vs. this years combine numbers

4.55 puts up with best at DE and LB

I look at the strength as guiding factor in making up for 20 or 30 pounds. He did do 26 reps on the bench at TCU proday

puts him again in the top tier of talent for LB AND DL

the rest of the numbers hold true also.

need to suite this kid up and get him on the field. I think the combo of strength and quickness and speed can let him hold his own on the DL.

my main issue is to follow is my gut - put him at DE and keep him out of pass coverage
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Saftey Adrian Wilson released by Cardinals.
Wilson was only going to command a $2.5 million salary and a $1 million roster bonus
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Report: No high tender expected for Danario Alexander
Posted by Mike Wilkening on March 9, 2013, 11:27 AM EST
Danario Alexander, Antonio Cromartie AP

The Chargers are not expected to tender wide receiver Danario Alexander at the first- or second-round level in restricted free agency, Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reported Saturday morning. Instead, it’s likely they will give him the lowest RFA tender, Caplan reported.

The 6-foot-5, 212-pound Alexander was an exceptional in-season addition for San Diego in 2012, catching 37 passes for 658 yards and seven TDs in just 10 games for the Chargers. He ranks No. 57 in PFT’s list of the top 100 free agents in the Class of 2013.

It is unclear why the Chargers apparently won’t give Alexander a higher RFA tender. He has had a history of left knee issues (though, it should be noted, he didn’t miss a game for San Diego in 2012).

An undrafted free agent in 2010, Alexander would have to be tendered at the first- or second-round level for the Chargers to receive any draft-pick compensation were he to sign an offer sheet that they declined to match. A high tender might also have dampened the market for Alexander, considering the value of draft choices. However, that hurdle doesn’t appear to be in place. The question now is whether a team makes Alexander an offer.


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