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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by K Major What exactly are your expectations in year # 2 from a 5th rounder who was on IR in 2015 ? EVERYTHING! LOL...

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Old 06-10-2016, 07:52 AM   #61
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What exactly are your expectations in year #2 from a 5th rounder who was on IR in 2015 ?
EVERYTHING! LOL
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:53 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by 4everSaint View Post
So we have the defensive version of Sam Bradford. Oy...
Now that's some funny **** right there!
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Old 06-10-2016, 08:18 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
Pretty fair take on it from WalterFootball:

Saints DE/OLB Hau'oli Kikaha out for season (torn ACL): 7/10 Disaster Rating
When the Saints spent a second-round pick on Hau'oli Kikaha, it was widely considered a reach because of how injury-prone the Washington product was. Kikaha tore his ACL twice in college and was considered to be a major health risk. The Saints took a chance on Kikaha, but it appears as though that decision is backfiring because Kikaha tore his ACL a third time today.

New Orleans had big plans for Kikaha this year, as he was supposed to be one of its primary pass-rushers. The Saints will obviously have to look elsewhere now. Kikaha wasn't considered a great player - he was just OK as a rookie - and if this were some other player, the Disaster Grade would be much lower. However, I have to make it a 7/10 because of Kikaha's history. A third ACL tear could make it so Kikaha never reaches his potential, and it also shows that he's not as durable as the Saints were hoping he would become in the pros.
Exactly the reason I did not want the saints to draft him. Talent is there but can he stay on the field? DE was on my wish list for the same reasons this year.

On the bright side he might actually get a better repair job done this time.
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Old 06-10-2016, 04:50 PM   #64
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Thomas Davis is doing just peachy. Hopefully the same will be true for Kikaha.
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I haven't followed him, but is Hardy with a team or suspended? 1 year deal?
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I haven't followed him, but is Hardy with a team or suspended? 1 year deal?
He is free to sign with any team. The Cowboys simply didn't re sign him.
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That is bad news. Now for the good news............Edibali, Onyamata, Tull and Gwachum.

Edibali played well last year when he was on the field and should improve.
Onyamata is my early favorite for camp beast because he will see more snaps now.
Tull is from UTC and was injured which is why we got him later in the draft. He has a ton of potential and has been in the system for a year now.
Gwachum is an intriguing prospect and I've read really good things about him and his NFL growth.
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Pineapple Express on ice for a year... sucks, but we have some young guns ready to step up, methinks.
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Very true, but he was gonna be a pretty important role player for us since pass rush was such a glaring weakness for us to start with.

I also wonder how hard it is to replace a 1-dimensional player?
What if you trade one for the other i.e. Freeny
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