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Old 04-02-2016, 04:10 PM   #1
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Thanks for submitting your New Orleans Saints questions to me on Twitter. Send 'em anytime @MikeTriplett. Here’s this week's Question of the Week:


@MikeTriplett: I understand your thinking. The Saints certainly don't have to reach to draft a defensive tackle in Round 1 since the depth is so good at that position. But stupid to draft a DT in Round 1? No way.

New Orleans should draft its highest-graded player at No. 12 -- as long as it's not a running back, quarterback, tight end or offensive tackle. All defensive positions should be on the table.



At No. 12, the Saints should be able to land a future Pro Bowler that they can build their future around. They don't want to get too cute and eliminate the entire DT group from their Round 1 draft board -- especially since that group includes six or seven potential first-round picks.

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Old 04-02-2016, 04:42 PM   #2
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Who do yall think the best DT in the draft is? I mean all around, not just pass rush or just run stuff.

I'm gonna take a guess and go with Sheldon Rankins.
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Reed has my vote. Is it really a reach if in three years you made the right pick? hmmmmmm
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The player to build around I got to go with Reed also but with what we have now I got to go with Robinson. I also like the Penn State guy in the 2nd.
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As long as he isn't a bust like Sedrick Ellis, I'm good with any of the DT's.
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If we are truly considering DT a #1, it actually might make sense to drop back 5-6 spots an grab another pick
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If we are truly considering DT a #1, it actually might make sense to drop back 5-6 spots an grab another pick
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If we are truly considering DT a #1, it actually might make sense to drop back 5-6 spots an grab another pick
With Miami at 13 now I am thinking the trade up bait will be a CB. CB is odds on favorite to be the position Miami will draft. Oakland needs CB also so a swap from 12 to 14 would be nice.

The saints would pick up a 4th and a 5th to drop down to 14. Good new the Raiders have multiple picks in the 5th. so the math lines up. what CB at 12? Eli Apple?

If WR was your pick you are still on top of the next group of teams that appear to be looking at WR in round 1.

Plus this year I think rounds 3 thru 5 does not have a huge drop in talent.

i call it a win win
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