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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; New Orleans Saints | 2016 NFL Draft Grades Everyone knew the Saints were going to get Sheldon Rankins in the first round. He's a dynamic defensive lineman who can cause disruption up front. He's an instant starter for New Orleans. ...

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Old 05-01-2016, 03:00 PM   #11
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Everyone knew the Saints were going to get Sheldon Rankins in the first round. He's a dynamic defensive lineman who can cause disruption up front. He's an instant starter for New Orleans. Adding wide receiver Michael Thomas in the second round gives the Saints a big body wide out with good hands. He'll remind Saints fans of Marques Colston. Onyemata was a little bit of an unknown until the East-West Shrine Game. He's a raw player who was picked when several known talents were available at defensive tackle. Seventh-round pick Daniel Lasco raised eyebrows at the combine with some big workout numbers. He can stick on special teams and as a backup running back.
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Outside of Rankins and Thomas I don't know much about these players other than the post draft discussion. I am cautiously optimistic about this years draft.

Rankins A
Thomas B+
Bell B-
Onyomama C+
Lasco C+ (my early favorite for camp beast)
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Exactly. Billings and Day are 2 down run stuffers. Onyemata will end up on specials teams for a few years while they try to turn him into a sub package DE.
I don't think so.

Onyemata might have the starting gig day 1. Richardson is the only one ahead of him for the base package DE spot, and Richardson was arguably the worst starting DE in the league (he was a UDFA walk on and got the start).

Ony in the base with Kikaha coming in on sub packages would keep everyone fresh.
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I don't think so.

Onyemata might have the starting gig day 1. Richardson is the only one ahead of him for the base package DE spot, and Richardson was arguably the worst starting DE in the league (he was a UDFA walk on and got the start).

Ony in the base with Kikaha coming in on sub packages would keep everyone fresh.
If he plays well in TC Payton would give him the nod if he earns it. Throw Kikaha in the rotation and the DE position looks much improved. Richardson, Fairley and Davison are going to push the pocket and let our ends make plays in the back field.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:59 AM   #15
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C for talent drafted
F cost of talent drafted

So a ho hum draft
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