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C: Meh. I'm Not Much Impressed. 14 21.88%
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Grade Our Draft!

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Looks like we went from "small school sleepers" to "injury sleepers". Three of these guys would have been drafted earlier if not for injuries....

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Old 05-10-2014, 05:50 PM   #21
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Looks like we went from "small school sleepers" to "injury sleepers".

Three of these guys would have been drafted earlier if not for injuries.
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Day one......A
Day two......A
Day three....WTF?
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:05 PM   #23
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Looks like we went from "small school sleepers" to "injury sleepers".

Three of these guys would have been drafted earlier if not for injuries.
Perhaps they know a bit more than us about these players? Perhaps they even have put in more study on these players than others in the business.

I will honestly give my grade on the draft when it REALLY matters ... two or three years from now.

Once again, I repeat, grading now is only comparing what one of us thinks they know against someone who actually knows far more.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:47 PM   #24
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Only pick we missed on was no O-line depth. Or for that matter no Center. It would be nice to have brought one in for competition at least.

Overall B-, C++
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Perhaps they know a bit more than us about these players? Perhaps they even have put in more study on these players than others in the business.

I will honestly give my grade on the draft when it REALLY matters ... two or three years from now.

Once again, I repeat, grading now is only comparing what one of us thinks they know against someone who actually knows far more.

To be fair, I grade the draft on what others that I respect and admire think of our picks.

If certain people I respect like our picks and give reasons, I'm on board, and conversely if they give a thumbs down with reasons, I listen.

I refuse to act like I'm some kind of college football expert like so many people on football forums do. If you were so damn good at evaluating college talent you'd be doing it for a living.

My praise/criticism is based on scouting reports I read and see from my favorite experts. I'm sure I'm no the only one.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:56 PM   #26
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I've got a feeling a jonathan goodwin signing may be imminent
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:58 PM   #27
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B+
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Same here,but the Utah Centre is still unpicked so could be UDFA option to look at practise squad material
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:10 PM   #29
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I give it a C-. C+ if either of the two LB's actually stays healthy and makes the team. B- to B+ if they both manage to stay healthy and make the team, variation depending on how much they contribute.

I really like picks 1 and 2. I was skeptical about cooks at first but I like it more all the time. Honestly am starting to feel like they nailed this one just like they did last year with vaccaro. Wanted jean baptiste all along, stoked that we got him and I think by next year he will be playing a lot and playing well in RR's scheme. For those of us who wanted asomugha to come play for the saints, we got him, and he's about 10 years younger.

I want to like our third pick, the durability issue does concern me. He's "the poor man's Ryan shazier" and I think danno was on the right track when he compared shazier to casillas in another thread. Love the potential, especially if he does move inside, just wanna see him actually play.

The last 3 picks were head scratchers to me. I didn't and still don't like anything about picking a safety. This safety class was said to be weak beyond the top 3-5 and we are currently loaded at the position. Say what you want about "it only takes one injury", that's the case at any position, and we have positions that are far thinner than safety.. and don't even start with the BPA speech, because that last pick blows the entire thing outta the water. Speaking of that guy......................who?.................. As for Powell, I would love it if he pans out but looking at his injury history I would say it's probably a 50/50 shot at best that he makes it through preseason without landing on IR. He looks the part of the dangerous edge rusher, but his game needs a lot of work. I watched some of his highlights (highlights, mind you) and he looks undisciplined. I wonder how the rest of the film looks. Maybe he's another Galette who just needs a few years to settle down and really learn how to play the game, I'm hoping so. Also hoping he's not the next Greg Romeus.

Time will tell, I was mostly disappointed today, but the first 2 days were great and I think we made impact picks. Can't wait for camp time to get a look at this class and this team. Anyway, I think I've thoroughly 'splained myself.
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Payton defending the Rooks pick - Great feet with growth potential.

Kept referencing his athleticism and "room to grow"
Definitely an athletic project, but that's what you expect with a 6th round pick.
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