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Old 02-21-2014, 08:53 AM   #11
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:09 PM   #12
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

I'd be alright with a center first round if we don't take a place kicker.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:08 PM   #13
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

There are no centers worth taking in the first round. Probably not in the first two. Swanson is the best and even he has some pretty apparent weaknesses. I'd way rather have the Ohio St. kid in the 4th or 5th, he is one tough mofo.

The only way an OL makes sense in the first round is if one of the stud left tackles inexplicably falls all the way down. Then you let him and Armstead battle it out for the starting job, loser moves to the right side and takes over for Strief.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #14
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

right tackle with solid ability to maybe start. round 2 and 3 has some solid picks.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:50 AM   #15
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

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Couldn't agree with you more, Jack. Mayock completely ignores the success we've had drafting lineman in the late rounds (usually from small schools) too.

Strange indeed, since he himself talked about that very same thing at length during last year's draft broadcast after the Saints took Armstead.

On a different note; I still think the Saints might have something in Marcel Jones worth keeping an eye on, but he probably won't be at the level he would need to be in order to be a starting RT next season. He was very very raw coming out of college and he had that bad injury during his first season with the Saints, so maybe having spent last years in the PS has allowed the coaching staff to really work with him on the fundamentals of the tackle position..?

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Old 02-22-2014, 04:49 AM   #16
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

Marcel Jones hmmm i just about wrote him off. well we know the bottom of the OT depth chart. that would be a nice surprise if he could be the added depth we need so starter caliber ROT is all that would be left to obtain.
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:11 AM   #17
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

From what I remember of Marcel last preseason, he is a lot like Strief early in his career. He is a little bit finesse and his height works against him in terms of getting leverage. But Strief overcame those things pretty quickly, so there's hope.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:23 PM   #18
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

If Taylor Lewan is there we pick him in a heartbeat. Weston Richburg C is a possible 3rd. Addressing our OL is a concern.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:38 PM   #19
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

if we did it has to be a starter with the ability to move inside down the road ie 3 yrs when grubs and evens are FA. so smart money goes with Zack Martin. streif walks. Cap driven move
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Re: Draft expert: Saints should go with offensive lineman in first round

i may be waay off base with this one but in the first round i wouldnt mind seeing the saints go after a BIG, PHYSICAL, SPEEDY receiver (dont beat me up on that) but i feel that is what we lack (outside our ol needs to be tuned up most definately) but we dont have that wide out threat. other than j graham and who knows how thats gonna play out we dont have a wide out that can be physical and show some speed in the open field a lot like d bryant or c johnson.
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