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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by WillSaints81 Turner's a saint Yes!!! There's our guard folks and we didn't have to use a draft pick!!...

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Old 04-30-2016, 07:17 PM   #11
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Turner's a saint
Yes!!! There's our guard folks and we didn't have to use a draft pick!!
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:18 PM   #12
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UDFA Signings with Saints

Marcus Henry C Boise St
Landon Turner OG UNC
D.J. Pettway DL Alabama
Jared Dangerfield WR Western Kentucky
Ryker Mathews OT BYU
De’Vante Harris CB Texas A&M
Joseph Cheek OL Texas A&M
Ken Crawley CB Colorado
Avery Young OT Auburn
Ken Crawley C Colorado
Dillion Lee LB Alabama
Trae Elston CB Ole Miss
John Walker CB Colorado
Mitchell Loewen TE Arkansas
Tommylee Lewis WR Northern Illinois
Jeff Schoettmer, LB North Carolina
Jack Allen C/OG Mich St
Dominique Tovell LB ULLaf
Jordan Williams WR Ball St
Sione Houma FB Michigan
Mike Capato S Wisconsin
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:20 PM   #13
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Landon Turner, OG
Nort Carolina

Height: 6'4"
Weight: 330LBS.


Overview
An absolute road grader, Turner has turned the heads of NFL general managers with his ability to move the line of scrimmage. The three-plus year starter at right guard followed up a third-team All-ACC junior campaign with an first-team Associated Press All-American and first-team all-conference senior year. The nephew of former NFL fullback Jim Braxton plays with the same tough mindset as his uncle.


Pro Day Results
20-yard short shuttle: 4.95 seconds
3-cone: 8.2 seconds


Analysis

Strengths
Thickly built with a bulldozer for a lower body. Grown man strength with jolting power in his hands. Blows the doors off of defensive tackles that don't have meat on their bones and power to match up. Explodes with full force into his target, bench presses his victim and runs feet after contact to finish the job. Seals down blocks and can redirect gap shooters as long as he gets his hands on them. Not overly flexible, but has enough bend at the point of attack for small space, phone booth ball. Pass sets with good arm extension and adequate posture to give him his best shot at changing direction when needed. Ability to mirror shows promise for a man his size. Plays with aggression and looks to impose his will. Pass protection and overall play showed noticeable improvement from where he was in 2014.

Weaknesses
Smashes opposition with pure power but doesn't have the bend to snap hips into blocks and secure them longer. Needs to improve his sloppy hand placement. Labors with lateral movement. Straight-legged mover in space and will be very hit or miss when asked to pull and hit targets while on the move. Predictable change of direction concerns. Sees when power step against inside move is needed, but feet don’t always cooperate. Needs combo blocks to be right in front of him or he tends to whiff on second level. Marginal reactive athleticism limits sustained blocks against active, eager defenders. Could struggle quite a bit in pass protection against speedy, sub *package pass rushers inside.

Draft Projection Rounds 4 or 5

NFL Comparison A.J. Cann

Bottom Line Landon Turner is a very easy evaluation in my estimation because his strengths and weaknesses are so obvious. Turner is a road grader deluxe whose size and power will have teams who covet those traits licking their chops. However, he’s no dancing bear and they will have to be OK with his potential concerns against quickness in pass protection.

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profil...ner?id=2555139


That absolute road grader line makes me all giddy....

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Old 04-30-2016, 07:28 PM   #14
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Neaux LSU players? NeauxFW.....
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Landon Turner! We got us a guard fellas!
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Neaux LSU players? NeauxFW.....
Only 6 were up to be drafted and 5 of them were. Hawkins-OT, I believe was the only UDFA
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:58 PM   #20
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Wow we got some of these guys... I am impressed with our UDFA. These guys should have been drafted just on size alone!!! Holy crap.
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