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Old 09-15-2016, 11:29 AM   #841
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:27 PM   #842
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If Fleener continues this trend of "pedestrian" results, I don't know that we have one tight end remaining on the roster next season...
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:35 PM   #843
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DE and/or DT should be FA signings in 2017. DE should be a big ticket signing.

Who I am watching this year are:
Adoree' Jackson #2 CB/WR USC 5-11 186 4.43
Watch out for this kid. He looks to be out to prove he is one of the best

Dion Dawkins OT/OG Temple 6-5 315 5.27
All around OL that plays at the second level extremely well

Jelani Hamilton DE/DT Miami 6-5 302 4.74
This kid could turn out to be one of the freaks in the draft.

Nico Siragusa OG San Diego State, 6-4 330 5.24
Looks to be the next small school OL darling

Mitch Leidner, QB Minnesota homer pick
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Old 09-15-2016, 12:38 PM   #844
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If Fleener continues this trend of "pedestrian" results, I don't know that we have one tight end remaining on the roster next season...
Fleener will make us miss an all around TE by season end. Jake Butt anyone?
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:16 PM   #845
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Not seen much of college ball of yet

I know its far too early for mocks but i still take a look( I'd love Fournette but screw taking a RB in the first with the current roster. Fr me you spend on a RB or another luxery position from a position of strength)

Looking at Walters site
Thoughts on the players not the picks or round


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New Orleans Saints: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Mark Ingram has enjoyed some good moments, but it's safe to say that overall, he has been a disappointment as a first-round pick. Ingram is a fine starter, but you can't compare him to Leonard Fournette. The LSU prospect would've been considered the top running back prospect since Adrian Peterson if it weren't for Todd Gurley, and I'd have to think Sean Payton would love having him in his offense to take pressure off Drew Brees.
Pick change; previously Myles Garrett, DE



New Orleans Saints: Dan Feeney, G, Indiana
Dan Feeney won't be able to teach his teammates much until he's a veteran, but he could provide an upgrade on the interior of the offensive line, which is a weak point of the Saints' scoring unit right now.



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New Orleans Saints: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri
The Saints need to improve their edge rush, and Barnett could be a nice fit across from Cam Jordan.

Harris had a very underwhelming performance against West Virginia to open 2016. He had two tackles along with a couple of nice pass rushes, but for the most part, he was very quiet.

Harris is a speedy edge rusher who broke out in 2015 with 56 tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks and two forced fumbles. He was a backup as a redshirt freshman in 2014 and notched two sacks. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Harris is a fast edge rusher who puts a lot of heat on the quarterback. He is very similar to Vic Beasley and Shane Ray.
Pick change; previously Derek Barnett, DE




New Orleans Saints: Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss
The Saints grab some quarterback competition for Garrett Grayson to be the heir apparent to Drew Brees.

Against Florida State to open 2016, Kelly completed 21-of-39 passes for 312 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions, although one of those picks wasn't his fault. He also did well picking up yards on the ground.

Kelly (6-2, 215) had a lot of problems at Clemson before getting booted out of the program. After winning a community college National Championship, Kelly then landed at Ole Miss and became the Rebels staring quarterback in 2015. He completed 65 percent of his passes for 4,042 yards with 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season.

Kelly has a powerful arm, some mobility, and pushes the ball vertically. However, he needs to get more consistent with his pocket passing, field vision, and taking easy completions underneath. Kelly also needs to check his ego and clean up his off-the-field issues.







Kelly sounds a talent but not somebody hands you would put you franchise future in.

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Old 09-15-2016, 01:22 PM   #846
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8. New Orleans Saints - Jonathan Allen DE, Alabama

2016 draft picks: Sheldon Rankins, Michael Thomas, Vonn Bell

2017 free agents: John Jenkins, Nick Fairley

Projected 2016 record: 5-11

Upgrading the Saints pass-rush should be their biggest need in 2017, same as it was in 2016 where they eschewed help on the outside for Sheldon Rankins.

Had he decided to enter the 2016 draft class it's likely that Jonathan Allen would have been the first Crimson Tide player to come off of the board. While his defensive line mates A'Shawn Robinson and Jarran Reed grabbed a majority of the headlines last season, it was Allen who paced the trio with 12 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, and 4 batted passes. At 6-foot-3 and 283 pounds, Allen is versatile enough to play in any defensive scheme



39. New Orleans Saints - Davon Godchaux DT, LSU

John Jenkins and Nick Fairley are both free agents.

The 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds Davon Godchaux is tailor-made to for the modern NFL with his combination of power and deceptive speed. His 6 sacks and 9 tackles for loss this past season don't nearly tell the whole story when it came to just how distributive he was for that LSU defense.

"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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Old 09-16-2016, 05:16 AM   #847
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Saints can't afford to take a chance with upgrading the pass rush - it'll be a proven pass rusher via free agency or a first round pick...
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proven veteran FA pass rusher

Then again
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proven veteran FA pass rusher

Then again
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:43 AM   #850
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proven veteran FA pass rusher

Then again
OG Ron Leary Dallas
Hagan,
Be careful of Leary. He is already on the team. We simply spell his name LELITO . Expect Turner to get some playing time this season in Black and Gold.
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