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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The New Orleans Saints are still not done kicking the tires on offensive tackles leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft. According to Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson, the Saints visited with former LSU Tiger offensive tackle Chris Faulk yesterday. Faulk ...

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Old 04-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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Saints Visit With LSU OT Chris Faulk

The New Orleans Saints are still not done kicking the tires on offensive tackles leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft.

According to Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson, the Saints visited with former LSU Tiger offensive tackle Chris Faulk yesterday.

Faulk was one of the many LSU players that decided to leave early instead of return for another season in Death Valley. It was really puzzling in his case since Faulk missed the entire 2012 season due to a right knee injury.

Starting out at right tackle, Faulk eventually slid over to the left side which right now is an area that the Saints appear to want to develop, although they have Charles Brown and newly signed Jason Smith set to face off for the starting spot.

Chris Faulk
#76 / Offensive Tackle / LSU Tigers

Height: 6-6

Weight: 323

Year: junior

At the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine Faulk (6'6", 331 lbs.) only participated in the bench press due to still being on the mend from surgery. He did 25 reps of 225 pounds. At his Pro Day he merely participated in position drills and nothing else.

Once considered to be a top prospect, Faulk has slid down the board on draft rankings. CBSSports.com currently has him ranked as a fifth rounder, which is why he might be appealing to the Saints who have a limited number of picks this year.

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Saints also visited with former Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges and former California (Pa.) safety Rontez Miles.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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California (Pa.) safety Rontez Miles now he has been getting some good press

i like the Fualk move myself. but this is were more than a few people will jump me.

in the long run i see him as a RT
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All a smoke screen. They won't know till draft day
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Faulk would be excellent value if he was available as late as the 5th round - he would almost certainly be a 1st rounder if he wouldn't have had that injury and/or if he had decided to stay for his senior year at LSU.

I see him as a definite starter at LT, but not this upcoming season - 2014 and onward.
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A healthy body to compete at RT is a secondary concern.
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I'd love Faulk if we could pick him very late in the draft. The knee is a concern for me.
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Faulk would be excellent value if he was available as late as the 5th round - he would almost certainly be a 1st rounder if he wouldn't have had that injury and/or if he had decided to stay for his senior year at LSU.

I see him as a definite starter at LT, but not this upcoming season - 2014 and onward.

Faulk got a clean bill of health from the same doc that repaired Drew. The surgeon of the stars oh what his name. he is entering the draft with no red flags concerning needing time to heal. so i think he has a shot at going in the third but if he is there in the fourth you have to take him because he aint making the fifth.

The name
Andre Smith
Andre Smith
Andre Smith
echoes in my head

Definite LT? hmmm i have the the "Andre Smith" fear with him. Not that would be a bad thing. Faulk could be a perennial pro bowler at RT.

I would draft an LOT type to groom also just encase. Yep talking taking players with "upside" outside of round 1 just encase

either way i would take Fualk from round 3 on and live with the risk.

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....The surgeon of the stars oh what his name.

....The name
Andre Smith
Andre Smith
Andre Smith
echoes in my head
Definite LT? hmmm i have the the "Andre Smith" fear with him.....
Dr. James Andrews?
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If we dont get the right LT, the whole ship goes down. I hope they understand that.
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