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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; every draft isn't like the meachum theory, came out fat and out of shape and would have been cut if he were a 3rd or 4th rounder. we went with best available and stuck with the plan. if its that ...

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Old 02-25-2014, 08:20 AM   #21
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every draft isn't like the meachum theory, came out fat and out of shape and would have been cut if he were a 3rd or 4th rounder. we went with best available and stuck with the plan. if its that no# 3 from LSU that the best up; well welcome aboard and good luck kid.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:18 AM   #22
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Good link for those of us with bad memories or selective amnesia:

New Orleans Saints All-Time Draft History - Pro-Football-Reference.com
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:30 PM   #23
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Just reviewing our past drafts:

Looks as if the one thing we haven't really done was trade back, out of one and grab extra picks. I think its time to break that mold. Get some extra second round and 3rd round picks who could be able bodies to upgrade some talent over all. We also have done pretty well with making later round picks becoming contributors. Those players are also cheaper than 1st round pics...
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:03 PM   #24
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Because you can't afford 20 more players at camp. Your broke remember.

Besides, id rather have the best 4 from the first 4 rounds than the best 10 out of the 7th.
Not true. Only the highest-paid 51 players (or is it 53 players, I'm not sure which) count against the salary cap. You can have as many players you want after that. In theory.

I think trading out of the first round is a very good idea if there's not a player there you really want. If this really is the deepest draft in 15 years like some people are saying then teams will be pulling a lot of very good players out of the 3rd and 4th rounds. I could see trading our first for a high-ish 2nd and a couple 3rds and making out like bandits on that deal.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:26 PM   #25
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Not true. Only the highest-paid 51 players (or is it 53 players, I'm not sure which) count against the salary cap. You can have as many players you want after that. In theory.

I think trading out of the first round is a very good idea if there's not a player there you really want. If this really is the deepest draft in 15 years like some people are saying then teams will be pulling a lot of very good players out of the 3rd and 4th rounds. I could see trading our first for a high-ish 2nd and a couple 3rds and making out like bandits on that deal.
That is correct and the number is 51. That said, camp is for player evaluation and there are only x number of reps to be had.

What is better for evaluation purposes?
8 WR get 20 reps a piece
20 WR get 8 reps a piece

I'm also not sure Benson wants to pay 15 warm bodies $925/week to just show up for camp and get cut.

Keep something in mind also, moving the draft date to May 8-10 takes 3 weeks away from coaches and drafted players before camp starts.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:33 PM   #26
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56% success rate or hits in the first round. That drops to 50% in the second round. That's only a 6% differential. (these numbers represent hits vs. busts not first year starters)

Do you move back and gamble that the deep draft favor your draft board? Will the players that you want fall to you?

It's hard to figure the Saints draft strategy. We have had success with small school prospects who had round one potential in the later middle to late rounds. Or we take a chance on somebody with issues off the field and pick up round one talent later in the draft.

I will say that our draft classes are substantially better when we draft early in the rounds.


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First rounders are a crap shoot also. How much did we pay for Marc Ingram again? How's that crapshoot working for us?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:48 AM   #28
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Can we all agree that last years draft may have been our best draft since 2006. 5 picks 4 "starters".....I use quotes for starters because Kenny Stills is a deep threat guy but I consider him a future #1 or #2 guy on this team.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:14 PM   #29
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Can we all agree that last years draft may have been our best draft since 2006. 5 picks 4 "starters".....I use quotes for starters because Kenny Stills is a deep threat guy but I consider him a future #1 or #2 guy on this team.
Just because you're a starter doesn't mean you're good. I also don't see Stills and a 1 or 2. You have to realize he is a role player. That is our O by design.
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:01 PM   #30
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as long as the saints stay in the top 5 of round 2 will i agree with it.
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