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Old 04-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
 
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A Willie Roaf clone?
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Re: LaTech OT Jordan Mills visiting Saints.

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A Willie Roaf clone?
Depends on how good his eyesight is!!
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Louisiana Tech tackles never work out in the NFL.
Maybe he'll be the first. Who knows.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #14
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Re: LaTech OT Jordan Mills visiting Saints.

So much for a sleeper draft pick. Hope hes still around in the third round.
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A Willie Roaf clone?
Willie was the strongest man in the NFL at one point.
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Re: LaTech OT Jordan Mills visiting Saints.

i am trying to move him from ROT to LOT in my mind.
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Re: LaTech OT Jordan Mills visiting Saints.

He seems level-headed and brings a good work ethic to the table. He would be a good third-rounder for us. Or maybe we could trade down and pick him up in the second, if his value is actually rising.
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Re: LaTech OT Jordan Mills visiting Saints.

I'd still opt for Barrett Jones and Chris Faulk, even though Faulk wouldn't probably be much help in this coming season coming off of his injury, but if he was healthy - he'd be a 1st rounder and out of Saints' reach.
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I'd still opt for Barrett Jones and Chris Faulk, even though Faulk wouldn't probably be much help in this coming season coming off of his injury, but if he was healthy - he'd be a 1st rounder and out of Saints' reach.
Jones I could see, but why would we want someone who may not be of some help to us this year in Faulk? Right tackle was a turnstile last year with injuries. The Saints are going to need all the healthy bodies they can get.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #20
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Jones I could see, but why would we want someone who may not be of some help to us this year in Faulk? Right tackle was a turnstile last year with injuries. The Saints are going to need all the healthy bodies they can get.

Because Faulk would probably be a high 1st rounder if he hadn't injured himself, which has caused his draft value to fall and has made it possible to get a high 1st round talent LT with as low as a 5th round picks.

To me there's huge potential value in that type of a pick, but naturally Faulk has to pass the medicals in terms of that his recuperation from the injury is advancing as it should be (reports I've read say that he is indeed doing that).

Like I've said in another thread already, I think these picks would be all about the future and not necessarily the here and now. Faulk probably would be a red shirt rookie in his first year, while Jones could already take snaps this coming season at virtually any of the O-line positions, but the end goal with him would be that he'd replace De La Puente as the starting center in 2014 and perhaps replacing either Grubbs or Evans as one of the starting guards at a later date. Faulk would be the starting LT in 2014, while Marcel Jones would be the starting RT after being developed another year behind Strief, and potentially stepping in if Strief gets injured again. So, in this scenario, the Saints would either roll the dice with Charles Brown as the LT or get a vet 1-year hire to man that LT position until Faulk can get to the line-up.

I think this scenario would be very cost efficient, since they could get a 1st round LT talent at a 5th round price in both a draft pick and a rookie contract, so they could save some money to re-sign players like Graham.
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