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rmgoris11 04-11-2013 05:16 PM

Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
According to WDSU's Fletcher Mackel, the New Orleans Saints are taking a look at another draft prospect from Louisiana who also has some family ties to the team as well.

Michael Mauti (6'2", 243 lbs.) was a graduate from Mandeville High School and immediately began playing for Penn State during his freshman year, when he had 26 tackles. What began as a strong presence though tumbled into injury.

Mauti has suffered two ACL tears, one in each knee, along with numerous other problems including a sprained ankle and shoulder issues. His durability could and should be the main concern for the Saints as well as other NFL teams.

He finished his career at Penn State with 209 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks. four interceptions, and three forced fumbles. Mauti's senior year was his best with 96 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, and three forced fumbles.

There is a family history with the Saints. Mauti's father Rich, who was a wide receiver for Penn State, played for the Black and Gold from 1977-1983.

Mauti received an invite to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine but because of a knee injury at the end of his senior year he was unable to participate in any drills but did 28 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He was also unable to participate in Penn State's March 17th Pro Day because of the same injury.

NFL Draft 2013: Louisiana Product and Former Penn State Linebacker Michael Mauti to Work Out for Saints - Canal Street Chronicles

QBREES9 04-11-2013 05:25 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
Man give the kid a chance

alleycat_126 04-11-2013 05:31 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
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Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 493455)
Man give the kid a chance

I'm glad you didn't say give him a BREAK!!!!

rmgoris11 04-11-2013 05:32 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 493455)
Man give the kid a chance

Just to clear the air, I am not saying anything negative here. I think Romeus, when healthy, can be a major contributor on the field. All I am saying is that can this player, who has a history of injuries, make the team to be a contributor down the road.

papz 04-11-2013 06:47 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
UDFA... sure why not. As long as it take very little money to bring him to camp. The reason why we got Cadet last season was because we were able to give him a large portion of the UDFA bonus. I still want my pick of the litter after the draft.

Seer1 04-11-2013 06:51 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
He did look good when he could play. Maybe he and greg could share a hospital bed. Sorry, I just don't think we need any more players from Fragile, Italy.

Danno 04-11-2013 07:08 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
I prefer giving a roster spot who can survive more than 1 week of training camp before going on IR.

We're a friggin contender with immediate needs on defense. I'm all for planning for the future, as long as it doesn't interfere with the present.

Rugby Saint II 04-11-2013 07:49 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 493501)
I prefer giving a roster spot who can survive more than 1 week of training camp before going on IR.

We're a friggin contender with immediate needs on defense. I'm all for planning for the future, as long as it doesn't interfere with the present.

He'll go straight to IR and he'll come out next year looking strong after a season of NFL weight training and rehab.......hopefully!:saintsfan:

RockyMountainSaint 04-11-2013 07:52 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 493514)
He'll go straight to IR and he'll come out next year looking strong after a season of NFL weight training and rehab.......hopefully!:saintsfan:

This was the plan for Romeus all along.

hagan714 04-11-2013 09:50 PM

Re: Michael Mauti... The next Greg Romeus?
 
Rich Mauti dam blast from the past?

sure he gets an auto camp invite for his dad alone


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