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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by hagan714 1 Trade back = Kevin Dodd Kevin Dodd*, DE, Clemson Height: 6-5. Weight: 277. 40 Time: 4.86. Projected Round (2016): 1-2. 4/16/16: Sources at some teams are grading Dodd in the second round, but across the ...

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Old 04-25-2016, 01:57 PM   #21
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Re: 3 Round Draft Predictions

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1 Trade back = Kevin Dodd
Kevin Dodd*, DE, Clemson
Height: 6-5. Weight: 277.
40 Time: 4.86.
Projected Round (2016): 1-2.
4/16/16: Sources at some teams are grading Dodd in the second round, but across the league, team contacts expect him to go in Round 1. Dodd had a decent performance at the combine and didn't harm his draft stock. Teams that run a 3-4 defense say they don't see a good fit for Dodd in their scheme and he's really a 4-3 base end.

Dodd put an exclamation point on his breakout 2015 season with a tremendous National Championship game against Alabama. He abused the Crimson Tide's right tackle with speed and power to record three sacks of quarterback Jacob Coker.

After being buried on the depth chart in previous seasons, Dodd and Shaq Lawson were able to make life hard on quarterbacks in 2015. Dodd totaled 62 tackles with 23.5 for a loss, 12 sacks, and one forced fumble on the year. He had a total of 21 tackles over his previous three years.


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2 Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas*, WR, Ohio State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 212. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 10.5.
40 Time: 4.57.
Projected Round (2015): 2-3.
4/2/16: Thomas ran slower than expected at the combine. However on his game tape, he displayed an impressive combination of size and speed. Thomas could be the most well-rounded prospect at his position. He can make plays in all levels of the defense. His numbers were suppressed by Ohio State's offense and quarterback situation, but he has mismatch speed and size. Thomas looks like a good fit as an X receiver to challenge defenses vertically along the sideline.

In speaking with sources, one team said they agreed with my late first-round, early second-round pick grade for Thomas. Others said they had him in Round 2. So that appears to be his draft range.

In 2015, Thomas had 56 receptions for 781 yards and nine touchdowns. He impressed in the season opener with his battling of Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller. After moving the chains on a third down, Thomas burned Fuller for a 26-yard touchdown on a stop-and-go that Fuller bit on.

8/10/15: Thomas was the Buckeyes' possession receiver in 2014 with Devin Smith serving as the deep threat. Thomas caught 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. He also dealt with a running quarterback in J.T. Barrett for much of the year. With Smith in the NFL, Thomas could have a big season if the Buckeyes go with the cannon-armed Cardale Jones as their starting quarterback.


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3 Su'a Cravens
Su'a Cravens*, S/OLB, USC
Height: 6-1. Weight: 226.
Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
Projected Round (2016): 2-3.
4/16/16: In 2015, Cravens totaled 86 tackles, 15 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, six passes broken up, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. He recorded 68 tackles with 17 tackles for a loss, five sacks, three interceptions and nine passes broken up in 2014. Cravens was moved from safety to linebacker that season, but his best role in the NFL could come as a safety on run downs and a linebacker in passing situations. A good defensive coordinator could get a lot of out of Cravens by moving him around and using him in a variety of ways.

The 6-foot-1, 226-pounder is physical, strong and quick. As a freshman, he totaled 52 tackles with four interceptions, one pass batted and a forced fumble. Cravens was named a Freshman All-American and a All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:54 PM   #22
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I wouldn't mind Treadwell. Even if our defense gets better it wont matter if our offense loses a step. They will just pretty much cancel each other out. Our offense is the only reason we weren't close to 0-16 last year.
Another weapon for Brees as he gets older will help extend his career.
Until now he has gotten it done with virtual no names. He has made average receivers look like above average receivers. It is time to get some above average receivers to make Brees more efficient as he loses accuracy and arm strength.
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:56 PM   #23
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I'll try something outside the box, sort of...

1. DE Shaq Lawson
2. DT Victor Butler (trade up 1/2 round)
3. OG Joe Dahl

Or maybe not.
Didn't we already have a victor butler
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I wouldn't mind Treadwell. Even if our defense gets better it wont matter if our offense loses a step. They will just pretty much cancel each other out. Our offense is the only reason we weren't close to 0-16 last year.
Another weapon for Brees as he gets older will help extend his career.
Until now he has gotten it done with virtual no names. He has made average receivers look like above average receivers. It is time to get some above average receivers to make Brees more efficient as he loses accuracy and arm strength.
We need a redzone threat imo.
Coleman has alot still to prove and both Snead and Cooks are undee 6ft. A big bodied reciever would help alot in the redzone.
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:18 PM   #25
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I have 3 different scenarios:

Round 1 Pick 12:*Shaq Lawson, DE/OLB, Clemson
Round 2 Pick 16:*Su'a Cravens, OLB/SS, Southern California
Round 3 Pick 15:*Connor McGovern, OG, Missouri
I like this scenario the most
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:23 PM   #26
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Round 1: Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville
Round 2: Germain Ifedi OT Texas A&M
Round 3: Rashard Higgins WR Colorado St
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1. MLB Ragland - True thumper. Nasty cat in the middle. Anthony slides outside.
2. DE Dodd - Relentless pass rusher. Never takes plays off. High NFL IQ.
3. DT A. Johnson - Intense competitor. Size, strength and skills.

Defense is set.
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Predictions?
Predict the saints picks is next to impossible

1 Trade back = Kevin Dodd
I like KD as well. Some scouts keep saying "one trick pony" but when you watch his tape he has a very good inside counter technique, moves with pop/power and has a nice swipe. In the big games/playoffs and title game, he wore out ALABAMA. They had no answer for him.

Remember Trevor Price? He was labeled as a one trick player but was a very good one.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:55 AM   #29
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I like KD as well. Some scouts keep saying "one trick pony" but when you watch his tape he has a very good inside counter technique, moves with pop/power and has a nice swipe. In the big games/playoffs and title game, he wore out ALABAMA. They had no answer for him.

Remember Trevor Price? He was labeled as a one trick player but was a very good one.
I really like KD as well. Watched almost all of Clemsons games this year due to my brother-in-law being a Clemson fan. There were so many times KD was the one that blew up the play, and forced the QB/RB right into Shaq Lawson.

I would like either player though.*
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1. Sheldon Rankins DT Louisville


2. Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss

3. Carl Nassib DE Maryland

4. Vadal Alexander G LSU

5. Rashard Robinson CB LSU

7. Cody Kessler QB USC
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