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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 KR to replace Cooks? well duh!... He has the speed to replace Cooks as much as possible......

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Old 11-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #11
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

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KR to replace Cooks?
well duh!... He has the speed to replace Cooks as much as possible...
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

It makes sense,he is another smaller speedy receiver.

Jalen Saunders, WR, Oklahoma
Height: 5-9. Weight: 165.
40 Time: 4.44.
Projected Round (2013): 7-FA.
5/6/14: Saunders snagged 61 receptions for 729 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. He had a good performance at the Combine. A number of teams brought in Saunders on pre-draft visits. He could end as a late-rounder or a priority undrafed free agent.

8/3/13: Saunders is an undersized, but speedy, receiver. He has been an underrated performer for the Sooners the past two seasons. The junior caught 62 passes for 829 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. Saunders was even more explosive as a sophomore when he caught 50 balls for 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns. Saunders needs to add weight for the NFL, but he has the speed to be a weapon as a slot receiver.

"Two receivers to the left, Garcon to the right. Manning in the shotgun, puts Collie in motion. Looks in his direction...it's picked off! It's picked off! It's Tracy Porter again! He's runnin' free! He's gonna go all the way!
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

He ran a 4.37 at the combine, so he has straight line speed. But when a 4th round pick in THIS draft is released by the Jets, who don't have any huge WR threats, then picked up in Seattle who also isn't known for their WR threats, that kind of says something about Saunders. But here's hoping for the best! #WhoDat
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

Strengths
Light on his feet with a fluid stride. Good balance and body control. Nifty, conscientious route runner. Has speed and twitch to separate vs. man coverage -- sinks his hips with ease and pops out of breaks. Quick, soft hands. Slippery after the catch. Eludes the first tackler and can turn a short throw into a long gain if he gets a step. Three punt-return TDs in 25 returns at OU -- eludes the first wave, runs to daylight and can take it the distance.
Weaknesses
Marginal size. Cannot play outside -- is easily knocked off course and needs a free release. Lets throws into his body. Small catch radius. Lacks elite top-end vertical speed, especially for his size (averaged just 12.0 yards per catch as a senior). Outmuscled in a crowd. Limited run strength. Lets throws into his body. Weak blocker -- gets ragdolled outside. Durability could be a concern -- is not built to take a pounding.
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A lightweight, quicker-than-fast, competitive slot receiver and punt returner, Saunders will always have size limitations, but has the hands, suddenness, polish and moxie to be a useful piece for a creative offensive coordinator able to free him up. Return ability adds to value.
Punt returner, slot receiver, Cut after he muffed a punt but he's supposed to have good hands. Maybe jitters?
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

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KR to replace Cooks?
Bingo!
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Championship!
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

This says Toon blows chunks...
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

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This says Toon blows chunks...
How so?
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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
say what to defensive gurus. well at least one Rex, talking offense? if they both put their seal of approval on this move i would take it as a sign "not" to make this move and look for another player. Rex has shown he stinks with offense.

rex gets fired the saints should go after him and fire Rob. Rex is the one that got his father's brains, Rob must take after his mother i bet

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Re: Saints Cut RB Leonard, Sign WR Jalen Saunders from Seattle Practice squad

just what we need yet another toy soon to be on IR by seasons end. i hope he likes to go over the middle of the field. that is what we need, tough wr with hands
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