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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%
F: Terrible. Time To Think New Coach/GM 1 1.56%
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Grade Our Draft!

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I voted A, for two reasons. 1. I think the talent they got in the first and second round are immediate "contributors." They are also guys that fit our team dynamic. Good citizens, with a knack for making big plays. ...

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Old 05-11-2014, 12:50 AM   #51
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I voted A, for two reasons.
1. I think the talent they got in the first and second round are immediate "contributors." They are also guys that fit our team dynamic.
Good citizens, with a knack for making big plays.
2. I think everyone (maybe save the OT from KSU) makes the roster.
We got younger and a little more depth.

I really like Sunseri, but only because I think he is a smart player, who also is blessed with uncanny instincts. He also comes off as a guy that will work his ass off. Those are great intangibles to have in pro football.

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Old 05-11-2014, 05:59 AM   #52
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In a vacuum I probably wouldn't have liked it as much, but when combined with the moves the Saints have made this offseason, I'd grade it a solid B.

A center would've been nice, but there's certainly a possibility that this draft haul turns out to be full of starters in a couple of years time.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:04 AM   #53
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B

We don't have many holes and we decided to gamble a little with some picks. Injury concerns on one side, high upside on other (later rounds).
Round 1-2, grade A+. Cooks will be superstar in this league. In our system with coach Payton and Drew - sky is the limit. Baptiste may not be intermediate starter but few years from now we can have helluva cornerback.
4,5,6 grade C. If we can get 1-2 starters from those rounds in next couple of years, then it was worth it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:31 AM   #54
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C. Cooks and SJB. The rest.....meh. From what I see so far and I hope I'm wrong, one of the worst drafts in the SP era.
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For a Saints draft B+ overall. To me, there are a few projects and 2 possible starters. They make cupcakes of cr4p a large % of the time.

A lot of people wanted 15 picks ..... That's what you do when you went 4-12 and 1/2 your team are on 9+ years in the NFL. We went 11-5 gutted dead weight and picked up a few starters via free agency and the draft.

If this were Atlanta's draft id give it a C because of what they can't do with projects and talent.

2013 draft was graded C+ to B-. After the season was over it was better than that.

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Old 05-11-2014, 09:23 AM   #56
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lmao 15 picks is what seattle and the niners had and they managed just fine.

It is just not our style that all. i gave up on the saints dancing around the draft board years ago.

If there was a draft to play games in this was it.

We could have added so much more talent to this team. oh well it aint our style.
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
lmao 15 picks is what seattle and the niners had and they managed just fine.

It is just not our style that all. i gave up on the saints dancing around the draft board years ago.

If there was a draft to play games in this was it.

We could have added so much more talent to this team. oh well it aint our style.
Loomis and Payton aren't in it to "play games". That was fans do. They are in it to improve the team. The draft isn't a game to them as it is to many of us. It is their job.
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Not trying to play politics but there were many good points brought up. We made some great picks IMO, some OK picks with huge upside IMO, and a final dud IMO.
Lots to love, a few not so lovable. B minus, C plus IMO
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:41 AM   #59
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-Cooks would not have been my choice, but he's a darn good player and fills a definite need. He will be a playmaker.
-Jean-Baptiste is a shutdown/playmaking CB the Saints needed.
-Fortt was a reach at best with lots of other talent on the board. He has no where to go but up and hopefully will suprise.
-Sunseri is a great pick. He's better than Bush and if he's healthy will take over Vaccaro's role in Ryans's 3 safety scheme. Plus, Vaccaro is coming off two concussions and a season ending injury.
-Powell has talent and plays with a mean streak. The Saints need someone to step up at LB. He will get his shot.
-Rooks is another reach and will never play a down for the Saints. Wasted pick with lots of talent available at other positions. If you're going to take a flyer on someone, how about a kicker?

The two playmakers at the top earn the Saints a B+. Sunseri and Powell bump it up to an A-.
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
lmao 15 picks is what seattle and the niners had and they managed just fine.

It is just not our style that all. i gave up on the saints dancing around the draft board years ago.

If there was a draft to play games in this was it.

We could have added so much more talent to this team. oh well it aint our style.

We won't know how SF or Seattle managed until the end of the season.

SF gathers and then sheds.... Look at Nnamdi. Now people wish we drafted like them, then people wished we did free agency like them... On 17th of November 2013 we best them.


Is Seattle that much better than the Saints? Only at home. They are not that much of a better team if they are not in the Clink.

Simple question, you turn 6 into 12, who are you cutting to make room? Have you looked at the depth chart? We are over already.


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I'll get upset if this draft and free agency leaves us 4-12 at the end of 2014.....

Critiquing Payton and Loomis while they work before the first preseason is unfair, I have to give them the benefit of the doubt. Or should I dig into this sites archives and show what was thought of Moore, Brees, Colton when they were brought on?

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