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2014 NFL Draft

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; This year beyond any other year will truly be a BPA draft for us. We don't have any position of need right now. Most of the holes we need to fill can be done through FA. I could tell you ...

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:04 PM   #301
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This year beyond any other year will truly be a BPA draft for us. We don't have any position of need right now. Most of the holes we need to fill can be done through FA. I could tell you the player position we were going to draft for the last few years, but this year I really have no clue where the team will go. I know what I would like, but we shall see how FA shakes out.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:58 PM   #302
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Originally Posted by blackangold View Post
This year beyond any other year will truly be a BPA draft for us. We don't have any position of need right now. Most of the holes we need to fill can be done through FA. I could tell you the player position we were going to draft for the last few years, but this year I really have no clue where the team will go. I know what I would like, but we shall see how FA shakes out.
I was just thinking the same thing. There's several places that could be upgraded but none of them are glaring weaknesses. So this year the team has the luxury of choosing which way they really want to go or grab a higher value pick that had been passed over, rather than trying to fix a bad spot.
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:51 AM   #303
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Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin
Height: 6-2. Weight: 188.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Projected Round (2014): 2-3.
1/13/14: Abbrederis was excellent in 2013. He produced despite spotty quarterback play and the Badgers' inclination to run the ball. There were a lot of plays that Abbrederis was wide open for long touchdowns, but passes weren't delivered due to subpar quarterback play. In 2013, Abbrederis made 78 catches for 1,081 yards with seven touchdowns. He torched Bradley Roby and Ohio State for 10 receptions, 207 yards and a touchdown. Abbrederis is a phenomenal route-runner and is in the running as the best route-runner in the draft.

8/3/13: Abbrederis suffered a mild concussion against Oregon State early last season, and Wisconsin really missed him when he was out. Despite terrible quarterback play, Abbrederis totaled 49 receptions for 837 yards and five touchdowns. He has consistently produced big plays for the Badgers the past two years.

In 2011 even though Abbrederis had less receptions than No. 1 receiver Nick Toon, Abbrederis topped Toon in yardage. Abbrederis caught 55 passes for 933 yards and eight touchdowns. The sophomore exploited a lot of soft coverage and produced some big plays for quarterback Russell Wilson. Abbrederis also returned punts and averaged 16 yards per return.

The Badgers lost a lot on offense following 2011, so Abbrederis saw more attention from defenses, but also more offensive opportunities. He had a modest freshman season with 20 catches for 289 yards and three scores. Abbrederis has good size with deceptive quickness.


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Old 01-18-2014, 04:01 AM   #304
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Devin Street, WR, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-4. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
Projected Round (2014): 2-4.
1/13/14: Street had an impressive start to the 2013 as he ripped off some big plays against a talented Florida State secondary. The senior totaled six receptions for 141 yards. He beat double coverage on a few throws and showed some run-after-the-catch ability. Street maintained a strong level of play throughout the season with 51 receptions for 854 yards and seven touchdowns. The biggest question mark with him is if he has the speed to get open in the NFL.

8/3/13: Street has been a solid contributor for Pittsburgh the past few seasons. He was second on the team in yards in 2012 and led the Panthers in receptions with 73. The junior totaled 975 yards and five touchdowns. Street had 53 catches for 754 yards and two touchdowns in 2011. He had 25 catches for 318 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman. Street is a big receiver, but he may lack the speed for the NFL.



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Bruce Ellington*, WR, South Carolina
Height: 5-9. Weight: 196.
Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
Projected Round (2014): 3-4.
1/13/14: The speedster Ellington decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft after starting on both South Carolina's football and basketball teams. For the NFL, he projects as a slot receiver. Ellington is short, but he has developed his frame to take the hits. The junior had 49 receptions for 775 yards with eight touchdowns in 2013.

In 2012, Ellington had 40 catches for 600 yards and seven scores. He (17-211) made a modest contribution as a freshman. Ellington could also serve as a kick returner in the NFL.


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Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU
Height: 6-4. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Projected Round (2014): 4-5.
1/13/14: The senior missed the 2013 opener with a hamstring injury. Hoffman recorded 57 receptions for 894 yards and five touchdowns for the year. He hurt his draft stock by landing a one-game suspension, but had impressive games against Wisconsin (7-113) and Washington (12-167). In those games, Hoffman flashed some nice run-after-the-catch ability. If he runs well at the Combine, he could rise.

8/3/13: Hoffman was one of the most productive receivers in the nation in 2012, despite inconsistent quarterback play. He caught 100 passes for 1,248 yards with 11 touchdowns. Hoffman had some huge games against weak competition. He was held in check by Boise State and cornerback Jamar Taylor, catching just three balls for 21 yards.

Hoffman had solid production as a sophomore with 61 receptions for 943 yards and 10 touchdowns. He hauled in 42 catches for 527 yards and four scores in 2010.

Hoffman is a big receiver who uses his size well. He is a serious weapon in the red zone as he runs good routes and has excellent hands. However, the big question about Hoffman is if he has enough speed to get separation from NFL defensive backs.


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Ryan Grant, WR, Tulane
Height: 6-1. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.61.
Projected Round (2014): 5-7.
1/13/14: In 2013, Grant had 77 receptions for 1,039 yards and nine touchdowns. He was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

8/3/13: Grant had a huge junior season with 76 receptions for 1,149 yards and six touchdowns. He lost the 2011 season to a sports hernia. Grant hauled in 33 receptions for 515 yards and four touchdowns in 2010. He needs another big season to help his draft stock


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Alex Neutz, WR, Buffalo
Height: 6-3. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
Projected Round (2014): 5-7.
1/13/14: Neutz played well in 2013 with 61 receptions for 1,024 yards and 12 touchdowns. Early in the season, the senior was impressive against Ohio State (9-98-1) and Baylor (6-197-1). Neutz had 65 catches for 1,015 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2012. He has good size but lacks speed.

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Jalen Saunders, WR, Oklahoma
Height: 5-9. Weight: 160.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Projected Round (2013): 7-FA.
1/13/14: Saunders snagged 61 receptions for 729 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013.

8/3/13: Saunders is an undersized, but speedy, receiver. He has been an underrated performer for the Sooners the past two seasons. The junior caught 62 passes for 829 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. Saunders was even more explosive as a sophomore when he caught 50 balls for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns. Saunders needs to add weight for the NFL, but he has the speed to be a weapon as a slot receiver.


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Ahmad Dixon, S, Baylor
Height: 6-0. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: 4.60.
Projected Round (2014): 2-4.
12/21/13: Dixon has played well in 2013 with 70 tackles, six passes broken up and an interception. He has been a solid play-maker in the Bears' defense. Dixon has good instincts and is always around the ball. He is a physical player and could be prone to penalties in the NFL.

8/18/13: Dixon is a fast and physical player who has played a hybrid linebacker and safety position for the Bears. He finished third on the team in tackles last season with 102. The junior also contributed two interceptions, three passes broken up, 5.5 tackles for a loss and a sack. Like the rest of the Bears' defense, Dixon had some struggles with West Virginia. However, he was impressive against TCU and Kansas State.

Dixon had 89 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, three passes broken up and an interception in 2011.



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