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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, 07:06 PM   #4
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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   #5
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De'vante Harris, CB
Texas AM

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.


Analysis
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.

NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - De'Vante Harris
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So surprised Keyarris Garrett went undrafted. Please scoop him up Mickey.
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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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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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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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