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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 Picking #12 Must improve that anemic pass rush. My top choice is Robinson DE/DT from Alabama. He commands double teams (see MICH ST game) but somehow seems to get involved down in the trenches. We need ...

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Old 01-04-2016, 09:21 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
Picking #12

Must improve that anemic pass rush.

My top choice is Robinson DE/DT from Alabama.
He commands double teams (see MICH ST game) but somehow seems to get involved down in the trenches. We need a player like this to anchor our D line.

Put another lazy eye on this kid next Monday night vs Clemson.
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Old 01-04-2016, 12:32 PM   #52
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after the bowls I have a new respect for

R1 A’Shawn Robinson DE/DT Alabama 6032 312 5.18

R2 Joshua Perry OLB Ohio State 6035 2.54 4.67

R3 Sebastian Tretola OG Arkansas 6045 332 5.37

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Eric Murray CB Minnesota 5105 196 4.45
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Tajae Sharpe WR Massachusetts 6025 200 4.48

R5 Jonathan Woodard DE Central Arkansas 6047 271 4.86

R7 Brad Craddock K Maryland 6003 192 4.88
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:09 PM   #53
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NFL-bound Laquon Treadwell is the the clear No. 1 WR in 2016 NFL Draft - CBSSports.com
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Would be a nice get but as the #1 ranked WR, he wont make it to us.
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:10 AM   #55
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I do not see Treadwell dropping to us. He is a better prospect than DeVante Parker, who went to the dolphins at 14 last year

Jalen Ramsey still gets my vote as the player that may drop lower than they think. He did not show the development as a CB that most thought he would and he has played a different position every year at Florida St. how far? He is a safety that still needs time to develop. Skills are there but safeties do not go in the top 10 as a general rule of thumb. He is not the #1 CB in the draft. He actually maybe the 5th or 6th best CB in the draft. It is all about solid huge amounts of upside.

Ramsey is my #1 over hyped media darling. DeForest Buckner is right there with him. I would draft Ramsey in a heart beat as a safety knowing it will be a year or two till you really get to see how good he is.

Ramsey is one of the best FS/SS or SS/FS to come out in the modern pass happy era of the NFL. Put him at SS and watch Byrds production improve. When Byrd goes down as he seems to always do he can step in right away and do better than any of players we have now. This is a skill set the NFL might be finally seeing as a must have to defend against today's pass happy NFL

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Old 01-05-2016, 01:28 PM   #56
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OK now we are talking Hog invasion of the draft

Arkansas TE Hunter Henry intends to enter 2016 NFL Draft

"I have enjoyed my experience more than I could have ever imagined", Henry said in a letter to fans.

Arkansas offensive tackle Denver Kirkland (6-foot-5, 340 pounds), who projects more as a guard in the National Football League, announced he intends to enter the 2016 draft as well. "For that, I am forever grateful", Kirkland said.

Arkansas TE Hunter Henry intends to enter 2016 NFL Draft

next up?

Arkansas running back Alex Collins, a three-time 1,000-yard rusher, is expected to announce his plans regarding the draft later this week. He had 74 catches for 937 yards and eight touchdowns in two seasons with the Cardinal.

I really like the attitude the hogs instill in their players

Henry and Collins will upset my wish list lol
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:27 AM   #57
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poor mans Treadwell or poor mans Anquan Boldin

Potential: When I watch Tajae Sharpe play three specific attributes stand out; physicality, ball skills, and body control. There are a lot of receivers who have Sharpe's six-foot-three size, but very few use it as well as he does. Sharpe does such a great job positioning his body to box out smaller defenders on everything from slant routes to fades. He's clearly is a naturally strong athlete as he quite easily overpowers defensive backs, but you don't ever see him get caught up in hand fighting or shoving, he simply takes what he wants.

Also tracking the ball downfield is another rare trait that you don't always see in receivers. Sharpe takes perfect angles to the ball downfield and allows the ball to travel over his shoulder to hit him in stride instead of stopping his momentum and giving the defensive back a chance recover. However, when he does elevate to make a reception his leaping ability is outstanding, he can contort his body in any which way and he just always seems to know where the sideline is and make sure he gets his feet in.

To me, Sharpe has a lot of Anquan Boldin in him. Maybe Sharpe doesn't have the quicks that Boldin did in his prime, but they have the same playing style as well as mental and physical toughness. On the low side, Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson also has a very similar style.

Sharpe is a name you're going to hear talked about more and more as the season goes on, and probably especially so in January where he'll be a shoo-in for the Senior Bowl, where I'd expect him to make some serious noise. He's a day two prospect at this point for sure.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:15 PM   #58
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R7 Brad Craddock K Maryland 6003 192 4.88

Craddock's accuracy is pretty remarkable given that he has only been playing American rules football for the past three years. He has worked with former NFL kicker Matt Stover during that time and appears to possess the confident personality needed to handle the pressure of the next level.

Craddock is a former four-sport athlete in high school (soccer, tennis, track and Australian rules football) with enough agility and size to offer some flexibility on fakes. He's quick to the ball and gets impressive height on his kicks, with zero blocks in 167 attempts (field goal and extra points). Craddock's power translates well to kickoffs, where he has maintained a solid 62.45-yard average, though only 29 of 75 kickoffs in 2014 went for touchbacks.

Making Craddock's accuracy all the more impressive was that 11 of his field-goal attempts were from 40-plus yards, including a school-record 57 yarder against eventual national champion Ohio State and a game-winning 43-yarder in the closing seconds to beat Penn State in Happy Valley. Craddock's lone miss on the year was a 54-yarder against Rutgers.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:54 PM   #59
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CB i want for the saints - Smart and tough as nails

Jalen Ramsey Fla St - but skill sets is that of a FS/SS
Desmond King Iowa - but he appears to be staying in school

so next up
Eric Murray CB Minnesota 5105 196 4.45

Murray, who lines up as the boundary corner, doesn't stand out in one particular category, but he is very well-rounded with good size, speed and physicality for the position. He plays with confidence and is well-versed in press, off and zone coverages, showing off his versatility as a reliable run defender and blitzer.

With only one career interception, Murray doesn't receive much attention on a national level, but he has 18 passes defended over his 26 starts the past two seasons and is lauded by Minnesota coaches for his work ethic and competitive drive on and off the field, also excelling on special teams.
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My veiw? Teams avoided Murray for the last two years. Big plus is all around skill set as a CB. Coverage, tackling, blitzing, special teams, just as skilled outside as in the slot. He is Mr Do Everything.

The saints have a huge void at secondary players that are just fundamental sound. Pet Pev - way to many ball tacklers and the reason so many draft prospects IMO should be passed on.

I compare King and Murray's skill sets to those of Mike Mckinsey when he came out of college. Nothing flashy but light years ahead of all the others in polished fundamentals. Smart and tough as nails

So far that is my short list thru round 4. i expect one maybe 2 will surface as the NFL draft beauty show gets underway

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My Likes for First Round options...

No. 012 (R1, 12) WR LaQuon Treadwell, Ole Miss; Height: 6' 2"; Weight: 210 lbs.

No. 012 (R1, 12) DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson; Height: 6' 3"; Weight: 270 lbs.

No. 012 (R1, 12) DE DeForest Buckner, Oregon; Height: 6' 7"; Weight: 290 lbs.

No. 012 (R1, 12) LB Reggie Ragland, Alabama; Height: 6' 2"; Weight: 252 lbs.
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