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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by brees84 https://twitter.com/nick_underhill/s...38173072654336 This is what I was thinking. It would be nice to see more options on defense at 12....

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Old 04-14-2016, 12:17 PM   #11
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This is what I was thinking. It would be nice to see more options on defense at 12.
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Re: Blockbuster!!! Titans Trade Top Draft Pick To LA Rams...How it affects Saints?!?

Quarterbacks! Quarterbacks! Get your fresh fish Quarterbacks!

Looking at the top 12 picks with teams that could take a quarterback...

1. Los Angeles Rams (7-9) Quarterback
2. Cleveland Browns (3-13) Quarterback
3. San Diego Chargers (4-12)
4. Dallas Cowboys (4-12) Quarterback
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11)
6. Baltimore Ravens (5-11)
7. San Francisco 49ers (5-11) Quarterback
8. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) Quarterback
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)
10. New York Giants (6-10)
11. Chicago Bears (6-10) Quarterback
12. New Orleans Saints (7-9)
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:28 PM   #13
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Re: Blockbuster!!! Titans Trade Top Draft Pick To LA Rams...How it affects Saints?!?

Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
Quarterbacks! Quarterbacks! Get your fresh fish Quarterbacks!

Looking at the top 12 picks with teams that could take a quarterback...

8. Philadelphia Eagles (7-9) Quarterback
I think Philly is a strong candidate to draft a QB @ 8. Even with the new deal for Bradford, many aren't sold on him or his health in the city of Brotherly Love.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:51 PM   #14
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Re: Blockbuster!!! Titans Trade Top Draft Pick To LA Rams...How it affects Saints?!?

no qb in the draft was worth it. as a matter of fact i can not think of one ever.

not sold on clevland taking a QB to be honest
not sold on dallas taking a QB either
not sold on SF taking a QB as a matter of fact
I am not even sold on LA taking a QB

there is a good chance all the QBs will be on the board at 12
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:59 PM   #15
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I am not even sold on LA taking a QB
Then this would be the worst trade up ever.

Only healthy Jaylon Smith is worth this type of investment.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:12 PM   #16
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Walter's take on the trade:

Rams acquire No. 1 overall pick, Nos. 113 and 117 from Titans for Nos. 15, 43, 45 and 76, and 2017 first- and third-rounders
Four years ago, the Rams dealt the No. 2 overall choice to the Redskins for a king's ransom of draft picks, which Washington used to select Robert Griffin. That was deemed as a great trade at the time for the Redskins, who were desperate for a franchise quarterback. That move would look outstanding at first, as Griffin led the team to the playoffs as a rookie, but flamed out ever since. Because Washington surrendered so many draft choices, its depth was shot. The team finally recovered in 2016, though it needed the quarterback from the best squad in the division to go down in order to claim the NFC East.

It's funny to see that the Rams are on the other side of things. They've soared all the way from No. 15 to move in position to select a franchise quarterback. As I tweeted out, Charlie Campbell reported two months ago that the Rams love Carson Wentz, so that's apparently whom they are going to take.

Let me clear here: I understand the importance of a franchise quarterback. For those who have been reading the site for a while, you know that I do. However, surrendering countless resources like this is a sketchy move to begin with, even if it's for a highly rated prospect like Griffin was four years ago. Depth is extremely important, so with all of these picks gone - as well as several key free agents departing this offseason - the Rams won't be very deep. Like the Ravens, they'll be done after incurring a couple of key injuries.

Making matters worse, this is the wrong year to trade up for a signal-caller. It's not like last year when there were two studs - Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota - atop the class. And it's not like next year when Deshaun Watson will be available (click here for my 2017 NFL Mock Draft.) This class is very weak, and it's headlined by two quarterbacks other teams have been lukewarm on. Neither Wentz nor Jared Goff is a slam-dunk franchise quarterback. In fact, it's quite possible that both will flop. If so, the Rams will be horrible for a very long time.

I can't give Los Angeles a Millen grade for this. At least it's trying, and it's adding some excitement, which is needed in Los Angeles, where people haven't expressed enthusiasm for pro football in the past. However, I have to penalize them with a "D" grade. This is an awfully risky move that has a huge chance of backfiring.

As for the Titans, this is an unbelievable trade, worthy of an A+. They won't be able to obtain a blue-chip prospect anymore, but as mentioned, this class wasn't good to begin with. The 2017 draft will be loaded, however, so Tennessee will really be able to strengthen its roster with two potential top-10 selections. Having three second-rounders this year will be enormous for depth purposes.

At 15, I expect Tennessee to do what it was planning to do at No. 1 - target a tackle or a defensive back. Jack Conklin, Mackensie Alexander and Eli Apple are some of the names that will be under consideration. We'll have a better idea once we talk to our sources in the coming days, so check back in our 2016 NFL Draft Rumors page.

Oh, and two things: First, I'll be updating my 2016 NFL Mock Draft later today, and I'll also be posting a winners and losers column for this trade.

Second, Would it kill the Rams not to conduct a trade so early? The five fans they have in Los Angeles were all asleep when the trade was announced at 6:15 a.m. locally. How are the Rams expected to build up excitement in their new city by making big moves when everyone is still in bed?

Grade for Rams - D
Grade for Titans - A+
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The Titans have 6 picks in the top 75 selections. That is what I call controlling the top end of the NFL Draft.

If
their scouts have done their homework, the Titans should have something in a few years. They already have a young promising QB with a year of experience under his belt.
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LA Rams are going balls deep to get the #1 pick and make big hype because they know that Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Clippers, USC, UCLA are all major draws.
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Originally Posted by brees84 View Post
Then this would be the worst trade up ever.

Only healthy Jaylon Smith is worth this type of investment.
it already is. rank this group against the past two years of QB and not one is a top first. matter of fact lucky to make round 1 at all
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Re: Blockbuster!!! Titans Trade Top Draft Pick To LA Rams...How it affects Saints?!?

Making matters worse, this is the wrong year to trade up for a signal-caller. It's not like last year when there were two studs - Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota - atop the class. And it's not like next year when Deshaun Watson will be available (click here for my 2017 NFL Mock Draft.) This class is very weak, and it's headlined by two quarterbacks other teams have been lukewarm on. Neither Wentz nor Jared Goff is a slam-dunk franchise quarterback. In fact, it's quite possible that both will flop. If so, the Rams will be horrible for a very long time.
Been saying this for weeks

The Rams got fleeced on this trade. There are QBs like Hackenberg or Hogan that can be drafted later in the draft without giving up a king's ransom to move up. IMO Hogan is the best QB in this class
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