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Old 05-03-2015, 10:23 AM   #21
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No G, WR, or TE in a draft full of quality at all three positions. Not a fan of the QB pick or the RB pick.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:44 AM   #22
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No G, WR, or TE in a draft full of quality at all three positions. Not a fan of the QB pick or the RB pick.
Agreed that I would have liked one of each, but I can't complain about who we picked at all. Every pick should help immediately as either starteres, solid back-ups or special teams studs.

My least favorite pick was also Grayson, but I understand why. The draft isn't for filling holes in the current roster. Its for stocking your team with better players than the 31 other teams for continued success year in and year out.

Payton said he was very pleased with the progress of Coleman and Seantavius Jones.

We still have Colston, Cooks, Toon, Saunders, Coleman, Jones, Morgan and even Spiller who will probably catch 50 passes from Brees year in and year out.

I think we'll still address some minor holes with free-agents, TE being one of them.


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Old 05-03-2015, 10:58 AM   #23
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Have we found our LG?

Priority Free Agent: Notre Dame College tackle Doniel Gambrell signs with New Orleans Saints: NFL Draft 2015

Notre Dame College tackle Doniel Gambrell signs with New Orleans Saints: NFL Draft 2015 | cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Notre Dame College offensive lineman Doniel Gambrell of Cleveland turned down an offer from the Browns and signed with the New Orleans Saints shortly after the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday. Gambrell also received a priority free agent offer from the Green Bay Packers after he went unclaimed in the draft.

"I already knew at the beginning of the draft that New Orleans was one of the top teams that was pushing for me and was interested,'' said Gambrell a Glenville graduate. "Toward the end of the draft, New Orleans was calling, the Browns were calling and Green Bay was calling.

"The Browns were really interested. They were upset when I told them I signed with New Orleans. It was hard to say no, but at the same time it looks like my best opportunity was going to be the New Orleans.''

Gambrell and his agent, Peter Schaffer of Denver, said New Orleans has more opportunity at offensive guard. The Saints have some aging linemen and took a tackle in the first round, Stanford's Andrus Peat, but they did not draft a guard. The Browns have a rising star in Joe Bitonio at left guard and spent one of their first-round picks on Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Irving, who could play guard.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:08 AM   #24
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2015 UDFA Signings

So the guys listed in the OP are UDFA the Saints signed?

How does the UDFA system work?
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So the guys listed in the OP are UDFA the Saints signed?

How does the UDFA system work?
Undrafted players are free to sign with any team they choose. The money isn't all that great and very few get any type of signing bonus.

They are also free to re-negotiate their contracts after 2 years. Drafted players must wait a minimum of 3.
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Thanks Hagan. I can always count on you providing valuable info.
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And out of those we could find at least one or two gems. Not a bad day at all.
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add another to the mix,sounds like a outsider to make the roster

MALCOME KENNEDY TEXAS A&M

6'0"
HEIGHT

205LBS.
WEIGHT

ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS
Generally reliable hands when asked to catch over the middle. Good size for a slot receiver. Scouts say he has football intelligence you look for. Tough player. Willing to work the middle when called on. Played hurt. Creates leverage downfield through quality of his routes. Finds ways to make defenders miss at times in space, despite average athleticism.

WEAKNESSES
Shows very little functional acceleration to open passing windows against man coverage. Primarily a possession receiver who benefited from system. Waits too long on throws to get to him rather than snatching with extended arms. Marginal athleticism. Dances a little too much after the catch. Doesn't make as many tough catches as he could.

DRAFT PROJECTION Priority free agent

BOTTOM LINE Possession receiver who did most of his work from the slot. Saw a slew of poorly thrown balls his way when wandering beyond five yards, but didn't show a consistent ability to turn a bad throw into a catch. Lacking speed and quickness teams look for from slot.

"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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And Another

Sam Wren DE Oklahoma
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Per a source, the defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks are working out Oklahoma State hybrid DE/OLB Sam Wren in Oklahoma on April 14th. Wren finished his senior season with 25 tackles in which seven went for a loss. He also added two sacks and wasted little time impacting the Cowboys’ defense after coming from the Juco level.

Wren originally began his collegiate career at Arizona Junior College earning first-team All-Western States Football League honors after accumulating 14.5 sacks. He also was named defensive MVP of the 2012 El Toro Bowl. He recorded 12 tackles, four tackles-for-loss, and one sack in the MVP performance.

He made a rather easy transition into the Big 12. Wren demonstrates a great ‘get off’ on the ball and never quits on the play. His non-stop motor is difficult not to notice as well as his ability to apply pressure on the quarterback. Wren resembles a combination of both Von Miller and Aldon Smith as he uses the ‘dip move’ like Miller to perfection.

Seattle lost two edge rushers via free agency with O’Brien Schofield (Atlanta Falcons) and Malcolm Smith (Oakland Raiders) signing with new teams. There is not a glaring hole in the Seattle defense, but finding more capable players’ similar to Wren is likely on the Seahawks draft agenda.






Remember not all these players signed. Some are just camp invites

"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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