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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Lots of potential UDFA prospects, as usual Landon Turner - Guard Darrell Greene - Guard Dominick Jackson - Guard Avery Young - OT who could move to Guard Kai'imi Fairbairn - Kicker Victor Ochi - DE Keyarris Garrett - WR...

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Old 04-30-2016, 06:51 PM   #1
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2016 Saints UDFAs

Lots of potential UDFA prospects, as usual

Landon Turner - Guard
Darrell Greene - Guard
Dominick Jackson - Guard
Avery Young - OT who could move to Guard
Kai'imi Fairbairn - Kicker
Victor Ochi - DE
Keyarris Garrett - WR
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:05 PM   #4
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And there's a guard option. And from division II juggernaut ApSt.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:06 PM   #5
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Ryker Mathews, OT
BYU Cougars

Measurables
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 315 lbs
Year: Senior


Strengths
The first thing that jumps off when watching tape of Ryker Mathews is the tremendous amount of strength he has in his hands. They act almost like massive clamps and once he latches onto a defender it becomes very difficult for them to break away. As expected with senior lineman, Mathews possesses the awareness and technique that are necessary to succeed early in the NFL with the body control to thrive as a run-blocker. Mathews is extremely versatile as he’s blocked at every position on the offensive line and even some at tight end, understanding that angles and positioning are what allow him to be effective. Mathews shows his intelligence in the field and he proves to be a leader of this unit.


Weaknesses
While Mathews has played tight end in his past, he doesn’t possess the athleticism that a lot of his counterparts in this draft class have thrived on which limit him in the NFL. His slow-feet prevent him from changing directions quickly when blocking down field. He tends to struggle against more powerful defensive lineman as he tries to generate power with his upper body and hips rather than his base, often getting himself pushed into the backfield. Will need to improve his technique when anchoring.


Final Thoughts
It’s likely Mathews won’t be considered for a high-pick as he just doesn’t possess the quick burst or athleticism of other prospects in this class. What Mathews will bring to the table is toughness, football intelligence, and experience playing multiple positions within a pro-style offense. This alone will make him draftable and considered a nice backup option early on.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:10 PM   #6
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De'vante Harris, CB
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Height: 5'11"
Weight: 176LBS

Overview
Growing up as the son of a former NFL player (Rod Harris played four years after drafted in the fourth round by the Houston Oilers in 1989) and Aggie career record holder for kick return yards, it's no surprise that Harris attended A&M and excelled throughout his time there. The four-star recruit earned his way on the field for seven starts as a true freshman, making 30 tackles, 2.5 for loss, intercepting one pass and breaking up three others. Harris became the full-time starter in 2013 (56 tackles, 2.5 for loss, one INT, eight PBU) but struggled through fall camp and the early part of the 2014 season with an injury (six starts in 10 games, 53 stops, one INT, five PBU). Healthy again for most of his senior campaign, Harris picked off two passes and broke up eight others, displaying enough talent to potentially follow in his father's footsteps as an NFL draftee.


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Strengths Plays with plus instincts and locks in on quarterback to read his intentions. Able to step outside his area and go make a play on the ball. Plays with rapid response to the throw. Understands the game and gets secondary line up. Very communicative on the field. Plays with tremendous confidence. Loves to come downhill and strike incoming receivers with authority. Runs through his targets and delivers as much pop as his thin frame can muster.

Weaknesses
Played more bail and off coverage this season after big receivers bounced him around from press coverage in 2014. Willing hitter, but slides off of too many tackles allowing for additional yardage after contact. Play strength in run support and against big targets is below NFL standards. Recovery speed is average.

Sources Tell Us "He believes he's the best player on the field at all times. I love that. If he had about 20 more pounds on those bones we might be looking at something, but I think he's late Day 3 to undrafted." -- AFC area scout

Bottom Line Intelligent and instinctive, Harris has been a rock*-steady contributor for the Texas A&M defense from the moment he stepped on campus. With a rail-*thin frame and an inability to consistently tackle, Harris needs a big combine to improve his opportunity to hear his name called during the draft.

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Oh that's not the one I thought should have looked at the name more thought it was the OT from AppSt.
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So surprised Keyarris Garrett went undrafted. Please scoop him up Mickey.
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Turner's a saint
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