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A: We Nailed It. Championship! 7 10.94%
B: Not Too Bad At All. We Mostly Rocked It! 36 56.25%
C: Meh. I'm Not Much Impressed. 14 21.88%
D: Were The SaintSations Running The Draft This Year? 6 9.38%
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Grade Our Draft!

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Brandin Cooks - A - If he was 6'2 or 6'3, he would have been the first receiver drafted. He's a WR that Payton and Brees can put the ball in his hands on quick screens and let him make ...

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:49 PM   #91
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Brandin Cooks - A
- If he was 6'2 or 6'3, he would have been the first receiver drafted. He's a WR that Payton and Brees can put the ball in his hands on quick screens and let him make a play like Sproles. Plus he can blow he top off a defense, giving Colston and Graham more room to work over the middle. Great pick

Stanley Jean-Baptiste - B+
- great height and ability but still a little raw. Once he's able to digest the playbook and get some coaching on technique, the sky is the limit. He and Lewis will make a great pair of starting CB's for years to come

Khairi Fortt - B
- good prospect for the 4th round. Will need a little work, needs some coaching and to live up to his potential, but could be a solid contributor if the light turns on. Should make an impact on special teams.

Vinnie Sunseri - C
-with Byrd, Vaccaro and Bush, and other needs on the table, it was a surprising pick, especially with a late ACL tear this past season. He's smart, maybe one of the smartest football players on the defense, but lacks the athletic ability. Should be a great special teams player if he can stay healthy but how much "defensive" playing time will he see?

Ronald Powell - B
-High risk, high reward pick. Had the same ACL damaged twice, so major injury concerns there. But, when healthy, he played the DE/OLB hybrid at Florida, and could be that edge guy we were looking for. Here's to hoping he's not Cie Grant 2.0

Tavon Rooks - C
-definite developmental prospect and not guaranteed to make the roster (but who is outside of Cooks and Baptiste?). Could stand to add more weight and strength, but is exclusively a RT, so Strief has a backup with experience on that side of the line.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:14 PM   #92
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B+. Getting Cooks, Jean-Baptiste and Powell gives us 3 immediate impact players. Fortt and Sunseri will both help our depth and special teams. Rooks may turn out to be a player if given the time to properly develop. The only drawback was the inability to draft a C/G player. Powell and Jean-Baptiste will be the keys, they both develop, our defense will become Elite.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:18 AM   #93
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It seems most people are surprised we didnt draft by need...

Since when do the Saints run a draft by need?
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It seems most people are surprised we didnt draft by need...

Since when do the Saints run a draft by need?
Last year seemed pretty close.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:25 AM   #95
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Last year seemed pretty close.
I think most wanted front 7, since we were switching to the 3-4.

But yeah, the picks were close to needs, S/DE/LT/WR/LB/DT
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Last year seemed pretty close.
Vaccaro in the 1st made peoples azzes pucker.
Stills and Johnson were PS material
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #97
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Vaccaro in the 1st made peoples azzes pucker.
Stills and Johnson were PS material
I puckered when Vacarro was chosen as I was thinking NT, but relaxed nicely when we traded up and grabbed Jenkins in the third.

I'm not so happy this year as I'm hearing Payton talking about a "reach" to draft a center in the second round, so instead we really "reach" and grab a "prototypical" CB instead. I guess Payton and Loomis are just playing it safety.... I mean safely this year?

You know that prototypes rarely make it to market right?

I'm think our OL is going to make or break the team this year, so yeah I wanted to see some more OL type beef showing up at our training camp.

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:34 PM   #98
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I'll admit that I was stoked about Vacarro. Now I just want to sell a watch to Cooks.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:32 PM   #99
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Someone must be reading my posts... I grade the INCOMPLETE.

The PFT [insert year] draft grades | ProFootballTalk
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:03 PM   #100
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Originally Posted by TheOak View Post
Vaccaro in the 1st made peoples azzes pucker.
Stills and Johnson were PS material
I still wish would have traded down but i am warming up to Kenny.

neither PS but neither were on my wish list either. but i ate my crow on the Jenkins pick and stills was let see what happens
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