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Outside Linebacker 21 23.33%
Tackle (Offense) 48 53.33%
Safety 12 13.33%
Inside Linebacker 17 18.89%
Center 26 28.89%
Cornerback 29 32.22%
Wide Receiver 32 35.56%
Guard 9 10.00%
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2014 NFL Draft

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 2014 NFL Draft order: Top three needs for all 32 teams - NFL.com 27. New Orleans Saints 2013 Record: 11-5 Team needs: CB, OL, OLB Analysis: The addition of Jairus Byrd gives the Saints one of the top safety tandems ...

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:05 PM   #631
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2014 NFL Draft order: Top three needs for all 32 teams - NFL.com

27. New Orleans Saints

2013 Record: 11-5
Team needs: CB, OL, OLB
Analysis: The addition of Jairus Byrd gives the Saints one of the top safety tandems in the league. However, they still need to add an edge rusher and must upgrade the offensive line, especially at tackle. With all of the young, talented quarterbacks in the NFC, you can never have enough corners.


Surprised Wide Receiver wasn't listed...

Can see Tight End becoming a priority should someone offer JG a contract number greater than the Non-Exclusive Tag we've assigned and might be unable to afford...

And all the LB positions could stand to be upgraded...
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #632
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
However, they still need to add an edge rusher

Surprised Wide Receiver wasn't listed...
I'm surprised edge rusher was listed. It's always nice to have pass rushers but I wouldn't say it's one of the top three priorities. Saints were the only team in the NFL last season with two top ten sack leaders. As a team, ranked 4th in sacks and top third of the league in QB pressures.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:06 PM   #633
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Originally Posted by Utah_Saint View Post
I'm surprised edge rusher was listed. It's always nice to have pass rushers but I wouldn't say it's one of the top three priorities. Saints were the only team in the NFL last season with two top ten sack leaders. As a team, ranked 4th in sacks and top third of the league in QB pressures.

Yeah, I'm not so sure the talking heads were watching the games; though, they basically got it right with CB and LB being needs...

But ILB is a big a need for upgrade as any position on the team...
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:15 PM   #634
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post

Yeah, I'm not so sure the talking heads were watching the games; though, they basically got it right with CB and LB being needs...

But ILB is a big a need for upgrade as any position on the team...
I agree. I suspect the Saints will pick up a ILB early in the draft. I think this is a "prove it" year for Lofton. He's a big cap hit and if he doesn't perform up to the dollars, I think he'll be gone.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:59 PM   #635
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Cooks(even though he's not the fit for us)
i think SP would love to figure out ways to get him the ball. I see him fitting in nicely

i agree with the rest
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I don't know about Moncrief. The name doesnt say number 1 receiver to me, and I feel we need someone who is.

The names to me that stand out
Watkins(we won' get him)
Benjamin(forget the bad hands as he has Winston throwing to him and Winston is a read option)
Cooks(even though he's not the fit for us)

The Decker-like players
Evans
Matthews
Robinson

Those with a number 1 upside but bust potential
Lee
Richardson

The safest bet
Beckham Jr, but he isnt going to be a Calvin or a Decker, he's a slot guy and would be more of a great no.2 contributor. If Colston's not in the slot now he could be what we need. But we need to have another stud on this team besides Brees and Graham.
Winston is not a read option QB. He's the real deal. I'm not sure you watched Florida St that much this year.
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Originally Posted by WillSaints81 View Post
I don't know about Moncrief. The name doesnt say number 1 receiver to me, and I feel we need someone who is.

The Decker-like players
Evans
Matthews
Robinson
You can book this, barring freak injury, Jordan Matthews is and will be a better receiver than OBJ...

Decker, without Manning, might be allowed to hold his jock...

And if bloodlines mean anything, Matthews is cousin to...Jerry Rice...

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Old 03-22-2014, 07:31 PM   #638
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Draft Prospects Watch List By Round with Prospects I’d like selected per round italicized as before...

My favorite players in this draft are LB Jerry Attaochu, WR Jordan Matthews, LB Max Bullough, CB Pierre Desir, CB Walt Aikens...

Most Impressive Combine, ProDay performances have been by LB Max Bullough, OL Russell Bodine, LB Howard Jones and WR Jordan Matthews...

Round 1 (27) C.J. Mosley, LB, Alabama; Height: 6' 2"; Weight: 234 lbs.
Round 1 (27) Kony Ealy, Missouri; Height; 6’ 4”; Weight: 273 lbs.
Round 1 (27) Xavier Su’a-Filo, OL, UCLA; Height; 6’ 4”; Weight: 307 lbs.
Round 1 (27) Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt; Height: 6’ 3”; Weight 212 lbs.
Round 1 (27) Jerimiah Attaochu, OLB, Ga Tech; Height: 6’ 3”; Weight: 252 lbs.

Round 2 (58) Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech; Height: 6' 0"; Weight: 190 lbs.
Round 2 (58) Brandon Thomas, G, Clemson; Height: 6' 3"; Weight: 317 lbs.
Round 2 (58) Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame; Height: 6’ 6”; Weight: 270 lbs.
Round 2 (58) Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss; Height: 6’ 2”; Weight 221 lbs.
Round 2 (58) Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood; Height: 6’ 1”; Weight: 195 lbs.

Round 3 (91) Weston Richburg, C, Colorado St; Height: 6’ 3”; Weight 298 lbs.
Round 3 (91) Billy Turner, OT, N Dakota St; Height: 6’ 5”; Weight: 315 lbs.
Round 3 (91) JuWuan James, OT, Tennessee; Height: 6’ 6”; Weight: 311 lbs.
Round 3 (91) Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida St; Height: 5’ 8”; Weight 206 lbs.
Round 3 (91) Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan St; Height: 6’ 3”; Weight 249 lbs.

Round 4 (122) Brandon Thomas, G, Clemson; Height: 6’ 4”; Weight: 316 lbs.
Round 4 (122) Brent Urban, DL, Virginia; Height: 6’ 7”; Weight: 295 lbs.
Round 4 (122) Kenneth Ladler, FS, Vanderbilt; Height: 6’ 0”; Weight: 207 lbs.
Round 4 (122) Daniel McCullers, NT, Tennessee; Height: 6’ 7”; Weight: 352 lbs.
Round 4 (122) Jerrick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern; Height: 5’ 09”; Weight: 209 lbs.

Round 5 (155) James White, RB, Wisconsin; Height: 5’ 9”; Weight: 204 lbs.
Round 5 (155) Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama; Height: 6’ 2”; Weight: 199 lbs.
Round 5 (155) Walt Aikens, CB, Liberty; Height: 6’ 0”; Weight: 198 lbs.
Round 5 (155) Tyler Larsen, C, Utah State; Height: 6’ 4”; Weight: 313 lbs.
Round 5 (157) Russell Bodine, OL, UNC; Height: 6’ 3”; Weight: 310 lbs.

Round 6 (186) Aaron Lynch, DE, So Florida; Height: 6’ 5”; Weight: 249 lbs.
Round 6 (186) Zack Kerr, NT, Delaware; Height: 6’ 2”; Weight: 334 lbs.
Round 6 (186) Jeff Janis, WR, Saginaw Valley St; Height: 6’ 3”; Weight: 219 lbs.
Round 6 (186) Howard Jones, OLB, Shepherd; Height: 6’ 2”; Weight: 235 lbs.
Round 6 (186) Justin Britt, OT, Missouri; Height: 6’ 3”; Weight: 240 lbs.

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Steelers’ G.M. says everyone wants to trade down in this draft | ProFootballTalk

Well, imagine that...
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Wednesday that 12 teams have expressed interest in Georgia QB Aaron Murray.

Murray is currently in Phoenix preparing for Georgia’s pro day on April 16. Pat Dye, Jr., Murray’s agent, said the signal caller has garnered interest from the following teams: Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Arizona, Minnesota, New Orleans, St. Louis, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas, Oakland, Tennessee and Kansas City. "There’s just a real positive buzz about Aaron with the teams," Dye said. "He’s well ahead of schedule [from ACL surgery in November] and he should be fine to start training camp or at some point during training camp. Whether if that’s the first day or two weeks into it. Aaron swears he’ll be ready by training camp, a full go."

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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