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WhoDat!656 01-04-2013 07:26 AM

The New Orleans Saints Must Address Their Needs With Their 2013 NFL Draft First Round Pick
 
The New Orleans Saints will have the 15th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and there is one area of concern that the team needs to address, the secondary. The Saints had the worst defense in the NFL this past season and statistically the worst in NFL history. Furthermore, the defense gave up a league high 2,280 yards after the catch and all of that falls on the secondary. Sure, the coaching staff is partly to blame too, but these are professional NFL players we’re talking about and they should be able to make a tackle.

With that said, the Saints really need to go after a cornerback or safety with their 15th pick and bring some life into the secondary. Cornerback Jabari Greer is not getting any younger and he could re-aggravate his sports hernia injury at any moment. Furthermore, the Saints could save some money by letting go of safety Roman Harper. Harper and Greer are getting older but they are experienced and both had decent seasons.

History has shown us that the Saints have had success drafting secondary players in the first round. The last time the Saints picked 15th or higher they selected free safety Malcolm Jenkins with the 14th overall pick back in 2009, the Saints’ Super Bowl season. Since coming to the Saints, Jenkins has been one of the better players in the secondary and was even named team captain for this past season.

Come April 25th, 2013 the Saints need to select either a cornerback or safety to help their weak secondary. There will be plenty of talent available but at this point I would like to see the Saints try to go after Alabama CB DeMarcus Milliner or Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks. Both players could help the Saints’ secondary immediately and hopefully one of the two will fall to the Saints.

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Danno 01-04-2013 07:52 AM

Re: The New Orleans Saints Must Address Their Needs With Their 2013 NFL Draft First Round Pick
 
Drafting for need huh? Thats a recipe for continued failure.

Crusader 01-04-2013 07:56 AM

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Exactly. Always go BPA, that seems to always work in the long run.

Danno 01-04-2013 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 470145)
Exactly. Always go BPA, that seems to always work in the long run.

I can buy that there are certain position where BPA may not be a good idea, unless the BPA is light years ahead of everyone else.

If there's a QB ranked slightly ahead of a stud DE at pick 15, I'm going with the stud DE.

Ditto at RB. We may have a RB graded 95 out of 100, and a LB graded 92, I'm going LB.

FinSaint 01-04-2013 08:10 AM

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Furthermore, the defense gave up a league high 2,280 yards after the catch and all of that falls on the secondary.

Oh, really?!

So, the OLBs missing tackles and not getting out of blocks on screens and other short yardage passes had nothing to do with the yardage gained after the catch?!

I guess he's right... it was all on the secondary. :whatever:

burningmetal 01-04-2013 08:42 AM

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"The New Orleans Saints Must Address Their Needs".... Who would've thought. And here I was thinking the Saints were hosting a keg party and watching the draft this year.

hagan714 01-04-2013 09:37 AM

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YEAH YEAH YEAH

Alejandro Aviles will be one of the writers over hyping players up the board

BPA

But here i have to agree with him on these two

"Saints try to go after Alabama CB DeMarcus Milliner or Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks. Both players could help the Saints’ secondary immediately and hopefully one of the two will fall to the Saints."

I can live with the picks but both should be off the board unless they tank the combine and proday

TheOak 01-04-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 470165)

I can live with the picks but both should be off the board unless they tank the combine and proday

Then you go get them.

The teams above us have more pressing issues.
2013 NFL Draft order: Kansas City Chiefs own No. 1 pick - NFL.com

lee909 01-04-2013 09:52 AM

As things stand now I'd rather drop back 5/7 spots and look at Rhodes/Trufant Poyer and pick up a later first rounder like Montgomery,Mingo,Jordan,Okafor

hagan714 01-04-2013 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 470170)
Then you go get them.

The teams above us have more pressing issues.
2013 NFL Draft order: Kansas City Chiefs own No. 1 pick - NFL.com

just get ahead of tampa and one of them will be yours.

I always liked the trading game were you get more picks than when you started


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