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Outside Linebacker 21 23.33%
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2014 NFL Draft

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 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 ...

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Old 03-27-2014, 08:19 AM   #671
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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.



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

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Old 03-27-2014, 10:13 AM   #672
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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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Old 03-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #673
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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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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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i been checking out your boy and i am starting to warm up to the idea.
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i been checking out your boy and i am starting to warm up to the idea.
He can play all four (4) linebacker positons!!!
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Okay, starting to feel like this guy is the under-the-radar wide receiver that we may draft...

Been looking at this size, skills, ability to geaux up and get the ball; then I saw this interview...

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Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford has been told he's going in "the 20 to 30 range."

In a candid interview with NFL.com, Ford revealed that Philadelphia and New Orleans have expressed the most interest in his services. He has already worked out with the Patriots, and has the Colts and Bucs coming up. "Other than that, I have a lot of teams interested," Ford said. "I think the Senior Bowl gave teams all they needed to see. The next step will be these private workouts once these pro days start to narrow down."

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Why is the offseason so long

Im sick of sitting in the corner shaking like a addict each sunday.Even preseason will do
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Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford has been told he's going in "the 20 to 30 range."



In a candid interview with NFL.com, Ford revealed that Philadelphia and New Orleans have expressed the most interest in his services. He has already worked out with the Patriots, and has the Colts and Bucs coming up. "Other than that, I have a lot of teams interested," Ford said. "I think the Senior Bowl gave teams all they needed to see. The next step will be these private workouts once these pro days start to narrow down."



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I go back and forth when it comes to Dee Ford. If we're going to use our first-rounder on an edge rusher then part of me would like someone more well-rounded like Kyle Van Noy who excels in coverage as well as rushing the passer... I don't care if the "experts" don't project Van Noy as a first-rounder. I don't know... It's all a crap-shoot and thank God I don't have to be in Loomis's shoes.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:04 PM   #680
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[QUOTE=ChrisXVI;585968]If we're going to use our first-rounder on an edge rusher then part of me would like someone more well-rounded like Kyle Van Noy who excels in coverage as well as rushing the passer... /QUOTE]

While KVN may be more rounded, Ford is WAY more of impact player. The Saints need impact and playmakers on defene.

1. NT Nix - BPA and adds to the best young DL rotation in the NFL.
2. CB Jean-Baptiste - Playmaker/Shutdown CB with size.
3. C Swanson - Anchors the line for years to come.
4. SS Dixon - BPA. Ryan likes 3 safties. Insurance for KV's health.
5. K Boswell - Kicking problem solved.
5. OLB Powell - 2nd round ability. Drops due to injury's. Mean/forceful.
6. WR Janis - Colston part deux with more speed.
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