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Kenny Vaccaro 35 68.63%
Jarvis Jones 12 23.53%
Neither one will make a big impact. 4 7.84%
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Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; A lot has been made over whether the Saints made the right choice by picking Vaccaro over Jones. Both positions were equal need for us, and so it is safe to say that the Saints were simply choosing the better ...

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Old 05-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

A lot has been made over whether the Saints made the right choice by picking Vaccaro over Jones. Both positions were equal need for us, and so it is safe to say that the Saints were simply choosing the better player. But were they right?



Kenny Vaccaro was the best safety in the draft. Some say he was the best pick of the first-round, others didn't even think he was first-round talent on a typical year. He's joined our New Orleans Saints where he will compete with Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins for game time.

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Jarvis Jones was the best statistical pass-rusher in the BCS last year, despite missing two games. Some called him the best defensive talent in the draft, others said he was a slacker during the week and that his spinal condition will haunt him. Jones was drafted by the Steelers, where he will have to compete with Jason Worilds and Lamarr Woodley for a starting position.

Who do YOU think is going to have a bigger impact?

(Note: I've left out the "Both will be good" option, because I think its a cop out.)

I am bookmarking this thread and plan on digging it up at the end of the season to see how everyone fared!
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

My brain says Jones, but my heart said Vaccaro. Also, considering the Saints needs and RR's scheme I think Vaccaro is going to end up with more playing time, and because of the ridiculous offenses that make up the NFC South, he will get plenty of opportunities to make big plays in the secondary. So, Jarvis may be the better player, but I think Vaccaro is going to have a bigger impact this season.

Anyone else brave enough to put their name to their pick?
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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I say Jones is going to be a monster. He did it against the best of the best in the SEC when teams game planned to stop him and still couldnt. All these teams let a forty time scare them off. Vaccaro might be a good pick but I think a lot of teams are going to regret not taking Jones.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #4
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Re: Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

I'm going with Kenny. Mostly because I'm biased because he plays for us. Hey at least I'm honest.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

Tough one to call. I think if you're talking strictly about which one fits better here then my vote goes for Vaccaro. I liked Jones as much as anyone here, and I was momentarily disappointed that we didn't take him. The more I've thought on it though, the more I think he wouldn't have fit in Ryan's scheme very well. He's just not the explosive type that Ryan seems to prefer. Yes, he has the wonderful first step and all, but so do a lot of offensive linemen in the NFL. That said, I think he fits in great with what Pittsburgh does and I believe he'll be a good player, maybe even great.. my Saints bias tells me Vaccaro will be better though.

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Old 05-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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Re: Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

I'm going to go with Jones... especially if he locks up a starting job. I really don't think it's even close to tell you the truth.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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Re: Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

I didn't want Jarvis. But this is an unfair question. You are basically comparing apple & oranges
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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Re: Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

Vaccaro all the way!

We suddenly have a lot of competition at OLB... According to Loomis we may move Jenkins to the nickel giving us 3 big thumpers on the field in the secondary where we need it the most!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #9
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Re: Call it Now: Vaccaro vs. Jones

I think Jones will start right away. I have not looked at the Steeler depth chart, but I would think minus Harrison, Jones has the inside track.

I think Vaccaro will play, not sure he will start over Jenkins or Harper.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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Vaccaro all the way!

We suddenly have a lot of competition at OLB... According to Loomis we may move Jenkins to the nickel giving us 3 big thumpers on the field in the secondary where we need it the most!
I think Vaccaro will have a bigger impact on the Saints defense than Jones would have had. We have several OLBs with a high upside now, Wilson, Galette and Butler. I think Vaccaro will get significant playing time right away.
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