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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; We got O-line help with the best OT in the draft. He will be starting at RT before the season is over. We drafted arguably the top ILB in the draft. Fast, violent, smart, leader. This may end up being ...

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Old 05-02-2015, 11:09 AM   #11
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Re: So how excited are you about next season with the moves so far this offseason?

We got O-line help with the best OT in the draft. He will be starting at RT before the season is over.

We drafted arguably the top ILB in the draft. Fast, violent, smart, leader. This may end up being our best pick on defense in the Payton era.

We drafted arguably the best pure pass rusher in the draft. He's played 2 seasons after his knee injuries. I think he's OK.

PJ Williams: Compares to Charles Tillman. Nuff said.

The only pick I didn't like was Grayson, but I understand why we picked him. I just think Drew still has 3 to 5 solid years left. I don't hate the pick, I just didn't love it.
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Violent!? Uh Oh, arguably more suspensions coming from the commish!
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I give the draft an A.

No headscratchers. Everyone is football smart, non-stop motors, lots of upside, high character, leader types.

I think I see a pattern here.
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I just call it as I see it. I really haven't felt it or haven't been excited for the past several off seasons. I like what I see and do have a good feeling. Again I am not ready to pronounce us playoff bound, but it will be exciting watching this new team gel. This could be the most physical team we have seen under Payton.
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Everyone is football smart, non-stop motors, lots of upside, high character, leader types.

I think I see a pattern here.
^^^^ THIS. Attitude reflects leadership.

Can't wait for training camp to start
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Re: So how excited are you about next season with the moves so far this offseason?

I'm honestly not overly excited or disappointed. I'm just waiting patiently to see how everything unfolds. Looks like we got a bunch of good, solid football players and that filled a bunch of needs on our team.
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One thing is for sure - the DB depth/battle will be very exciting to watch this off-season.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:54 PM   #18
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Not real happy with the draft. Looks like a typical B draft for the Saints again, which I'm starting to get really tired of.

First, we have starting tackles. The OT we pick in this draft, and I do think we need to draft one, should have come either in last pick of the 3rd round, or the 5th round.

I like that they tried to trade up for Schreff, and would have been THRILLED if that would have happened, when it didn't it seemed like the Saints got mad and just picked an OT at random, but let's not dwell on that right now. With your first round pick, or picks, you MUST draft impact playmakers.

What did we do? We at best, drafted a back up OT, at worst created a rift on the team between the incumbent LT, and the new guy. Don't see how that helps the locker room.

Now, with our 2nd first round pick, we got a keeper. We haven't had even decent LB's on this team since the Dome Patrol years. I think Stephon Anthony changes all that now.

I think this guy will be a game changing playmaker on the inside of our defense, and paired with Galette and kiakaha, our second round pick, I think we finally have the beginnings of a very good LB corps with 3 legitimate game changing playmakers. It will be very exciting to see how these guys come together this year.

Moving on to our 3rd round picks, my disappointment in this draft, and what strengthens my comment about this being another typical boring B grade draft, we pick Garette Grayson.

Sounds more like a comic book character than the supposed successor to one of the most impressive QB's in NFL history and a futureHall of Famer. Looking at some of his tape, he looks more like a bad Drew Bree's, or Drew on one of his multiple INT games. Wasted pick as far as I'm concerned.

What happened with Ryan Griffin anyway? Still, I don't have a problem if the Saints feel like they need someone else to replace Drew in a few years, I would have preferred them to take Bryce Petty. We need a more physically gifted QB, not an attempt to replace Drew with a clone. When Drew hangs em up, it will be time to move on and try to get even better.

P.J. Williams is one of the bad boys in this draft. If we passed on Ray and Gregory and others in this draft to make a point of drafting quality character players, then why draft this guy who will not have as much impact on this team as the aforementioned players. A real head scratcher to say the least.

SP and ML said they wanted players that could start immediately, then proceed to contradict those statements. From what I see, we did very well with the LB picks, and wasted the other 3, making this the B draft that we usually get from these guys, not the "CROSSROADS" draft that we needed. Hope I'm wrong, though.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:55 PM   #19
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the pick that I really am ticked about is the 5th for Swann. traded back in and i was expecting Charles Gains to be the reason. Gains was taken in the 6th by the browns after what was our pick.

so i am watching Gains vs Swann closely.

I do not see it. betting I wont either,
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Didn't understand the move for Swann either, and there was other value there at other positions...

Only thing I can figure was that Ireland had been holding it since Thursday and Sean and Mickey went crazy during Jeff's bathroom break...
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