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2014 NFL Draft

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think it was Marvin Lewis who made a good point in the coaches breakfast yesterday. Too much is being made of 3-4/ 4-3 as teams are spending more and more time in sub packages. Id day we are very ...

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Old 03-26-2014, 08:15 AM   #671
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I think it was Marvin Lewis who made a good point in the coaches breakfast yesterday.
Too much is being made of 3-4/ 4-3 as teams are spending more and more time in sub packages.

Id day we are very close to one of the best fronts in the league but we need to stop the run better. It wasn't as bad as stats suggested ladt term just very inconsistent.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:24 AM   #672
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Just reading the tweets from coaches breakfast. Sounds like a pass rusher or CB first. I"Its a deep draft at at WR, always a premium on CB and pass rushers".
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:36 AM   #673
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I think it was Marvin Lewis who made a good point in the coaches breakfast yesterday.
Too much is being made of 3-4/ 4-3 as teams are spending more and more time in sub packages.

Id day we are very close to one of the best fronts in the league but we need to stop the run better. It wasn't as bad as stats suggested ladt term just very inconsistent.
even more reason to look for well rounded lb in my book.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:40 AM   #674
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
Just reading the tweets from coaches breakfast. Sounds like a pass rusher or CB first. I"Its a deep draft at at WR, always a premium on CB and pass rushers".
solid CB are always a top the wish list year in and year out.

Pass rusher i have not been high on as a need for the defense but in all fairness to our starters they do need to get off the field and rest more than they did last year. our rotation needs help. so i can see it.
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:20 AM   #675
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
I think it was Marvin Lewis who made a good point in the coaches breakfast yesterday.
Too much is being made of 3-4/ 4-3 as teams are spending more and more time in sub packages.

I'd say we are very close to one of the best fronts in the league but we need to stop the run better. It wasn't as bad as stats suggested ladt term just very inconsistent.
There were alot of gashes late in games on draw plays...

We have a very good line, with great depth...

Our Linebacking corps is probably our weakness, not bad, just the weakest part of the unit...

We really need to upgrade the Inside Linebackers...
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:34 PM   #676
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even more reason to look for well rounded lb in my book.
Couldn't agree any more. Versatile and physical, two words that need to describe our next linebackers..
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:19 AM   #678
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josh mauro the secret is out i guess he is creeping up the media draft board. 4/5 range now. i still really like the kid. very little wear and tear on the tires and the upside is solid.

do not forget about Ben Gardner he is a real force and could go a lot lower than he should. he is more flexible as player than josh. all depends on the med evals on that pectoral injury that side lined him for the 2013 season. he could be a great steal in the draft. the media guenisses have him ranked as 7/fa right now. Goes undrafted? he is in the top 5 for phone calls as soon as the draft ends. speed dial baby.

OLB? anchoring the edge? 6036 275 4.83 then 6.78 seconds in the 3-cone drill definitely worth a look. backs up what you saw in 2012. yet another player with solid upside that lost a year of developement


2014 Pro Days: Combine-snub Ben Gardner surprise star at Stanford

By Rob Rang | The Sports Xchange/CBSSports.com

March 20, 2014 6:04 pm ET

Stanford's Trent Murphy, who led the nation with 15 sacks as a senior, shaved over a tenth of a second off of his 40-yard dash time on Thursday, recording a 4.72-4.75 according to a source at the workout. The 6-foot-6, 250 pound Murphy had been clocked at 4.86 seconds in Indianapolis. Following the timed drills, Murphy was asked to perform in defensive linemen and linebacker drills, where I'm told he impressed with his underrated athleticism.
Some believe that Murphy is a 'tweener who will struggle to find a role in the NFL. I see a versatile defender capable of lining up in the two or three point stance who has consistently demonstrated a knack for making big plays.

While lacking his teammate's recognition, Josh Mauro is a classic 5-technique defensive end who also helped his cause in Thursday's workout. The well-built Mauro showed off his commitment, adding nine pounds and eight reps in the bench press Thursday from his Combine showing. On Thursday he measured in at 6-foot-6, 280 pounds and lifted the bar 29 times. Mauro tweeked his hamstring during shuttle drills but gutted out the rest of his positional workout, turning heads along the way. Mauro strength and toughness could make him a "surprise" top 64 candidate.

With solid performances at the Combine, Murphy and Mauro's efforts on Thursday were helpful but not necessarily critical to their grades. Three-year starting defensive end (and shocking Combine omission) Ben Gardner, however, took full advantage of his opportunity to work out for scouts, recording a 39.5" vertical and a 10-2" broad jump - numbers that would've ranked second and tied for fifth, respectively, among defensive linemen tested in Indianapolis.
The 6-foot-4, 262 pound Gardner also was clocked in at 6.78 seconds in the 3-cone drill and 4.83 seconds in the 40-yard dash. These explosive numbers provide quantitative evidence of the athleticism Gardner demonstrates on tape. Like Murphy, Gardner is viewed by some as a 'tweener but he's shown the grit to handle remaining on the defensive line as well as enough fluidity and instincts to operate as a linebacker.



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With the impending contract for Cam Jordan, I'm of the opinion this guy in the fourth round would be great for us...

Continued depth and if we get an outrageous number from an agent for Jordan's contract, we have an idea if this younger guy could step in and perform...

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Georgia Tech Pro Day Tomorrow...Looking forward to Jerry Attaochu being healthy and showing what he's about in the physical disciplines...

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