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Old 01-02-2017, 07:25 PM   #11
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Jamie Collins would be worth every penny.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:01 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by spkb25 View Post
no big name high dollar people. Go second wave guys, let the spending frenzy not involve us
The Giants front office must have missed that memo.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:09 PM   #13
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Ronald Leary, Guard, Dallas Cowboys
Morris Claiborne, CB, Dallas Cowboys
Trumaine Johnson, CB, L.A. Rams
Donta Hightower, OLB, New England Patriots
Charles Johnson, DE, Carolina Panthers
T.J. Lang, Guard, GB Packers
Martellus Bennett, TE, New England Patriots
Stephone Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills


There's a lot of quality out there next year.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:38 PM   #14
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I have been running a lot of mock draft sims. It seems to me that we have to
get a guard and cb help in free agency. Pass rushers are too expensive in FA.
Jahri Evans was a blessing this season . I think it would be unwise to count heavly on his returning next season. If there is a starting CB available at a reasonable price that would be good move also IMHO.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:39 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
I am still beating the drum for

A.J. Klein MLB Carolina 25 / 6'1' / 240 / 2013 / Rd. 5 (148) / CAR

I really think he is ready to be a starter. He is trapped behind some good LB in Carolina and when ever he gets on the field he produces. He is smart and can play all 3 LB positions to boot. So if the IR bug strikes he allows you flexibility. No IR history either. He has proven the media draft scouts wrong about his skill set.

He is an UFA to boot.

Sneaky cheap signing that has a great shot at paying off big time.

my gut says

Mike Glennon QB Tampa Bay 26 / /6'6' / 225 / 2013 / Rd. 3 (73) / TB

will end up a saints

Want to roll the dice with a cheap short term prove it contracts on players that switching back to a 43 DE after failing the switch to 34 OLB.

Both should have a solid shot at being situational pass rushers.

Corey Lemonier DE/OLB Cleveland Browns 24 / 6'3' / 255 / 4.60 / 2013 / Rd. 3 (88) / SF

Jarvis Jones DE/OLB Pittsburgh 26 / 6'3' / 248 / 4.90 / 2013 / Rd. 1 (17)


All should be cheap.

Glennon could be high demand on the open market.
Klein and Jones would be really good additions at lb. I would also look for a cb. thats not made of glass. I really want Peppers in the draft.
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Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
Morris Claiborne, CB, Dallas Cowboys

Rez,

I like everyone on your list with the exception of Mo C. The Cows faithful up this way have officially labeled him as a bust. He is very injury prone and would probably be no better than what we already have at corner.


Anyhow, here is my short list ...

Nick Fairley - hopefully the Saints re sign him ...
Stephone Gilmore - CB
Kevin Zietler - G (go BIG)
AJ Bouye - CB
Melvin Ingram - LB

Draft the best pass rusher available. I mean a guy who strikes fear to opposing offenses coming off the edge.

Other notable players I like coming out of college:

Derek Barnett : DE (Tennessee)
Tim Williams : LB (Baton Rouge kid -Alabama stud) can play 4-3
Tre'Davious White : CB - LSU (no homer here, the kid is dynamic)
Zach Cunningham : LB - Vanderbilt. IMO he is the best coverage LB coming out of college.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:52 PM   #17
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Jason Pierre-Paul DE 28
Pierre Garcon WR 30
T.J. Lang G 29
Chris Baker DE 29 (this guy impressed me every time I watched redskins games)
Morris Claiborne CB 26
Dontari Poe DT 26
Ron Leary G 27
Dre Kirkpatrick CB 27
Melvin Ingram OLB 27
Chandler Jones OLB 26
Dont'a Hightower ILB 26
Kevin Zeitler G 26
Cordarrelle Patterson WR 25
A.J. Bouye CB 25
Zach Brown ILB 27
Kawann Short DT 27
Jamie Collins OLB 26
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Rez,

I like everyone on your list with the exception of Mo C. The Cows faithful up this way have officially labeled him as a bust. He is very injury prone and would probably be no better than what we already have at corner.


Anyhow, here is my short list ...

Nick Fairley - hopefully the Saints re sign him ...
Stephone Gilmore - CB
Kevin Zietler - G (go BIG)
AJ Bouye - CB
Melvin Ingram - LB

Draft the best pass rusher available. I mean a guy who strikes fear to opposing offenses coming off the edge.

Other notable players I like coming out of college:

Derek Barnett : DE (Tennessee)
Tim Williams : LB (Baton Rouge kid -Alabama stud) can play 4-3
Tre'Davious White : CB - LSU (no homer here, the kid is dynamic)
Zach Cunningham : LB - Vanderbilt. IMO he is the best coverage LB coming out of college.
Love Barnett and White.
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Old 01-03-2017, 03:58 AM   #19
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I would love for the Saints to take a look at EJ Manuel. I thought he was great coming out of college but got to a crappy situation in Buffalo that stunted his development. I think working with Payton and Brees could really bring him along.
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Old 01-03-2017, 04:46 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by rezburna View Post
Ronald Leary, Guard, Dallas Cowboys
Morris Claiborne, CB, Dallas Cowboys
Trumaine Johnson, CB, L.A. Rams
Donta Hightower, OLB, New England Patriots
Charles Johnson, DE, Carolina Panthers
T.J. Lang, Guard, GB Packers
Martellus Bennett, TE, New England Patriots
Stephone Gilmore, CB, Buffalo Bills
There's a lot of quality out there next year.
For me, we've got a great pair of CB with Del Breaux and P.J. Williams, bring back Sterling Moore as the nickel and with Crawley and Harris coming back - we're there; besides you're gonna need cap space to extend these guys contracts soon...

Simply, we've got better CBs on our roster already...

To me the FA money on defense would be better spent on the front seven, decreasing the exposure time of the secondary...

Leary will live in the hot tub once he gets paid based on his time already and this is the most he's been available in this his contract year; he's benefitted playing with All-Pros on either side of him; RL will already be 28 and you'll have to contract him through till his 32, bad deal and don't trust him...

T.J. Lang will be thirty years old next season.

Definitely need a younger, impact option at Right Guard and Kevin Zeitler is the answer; No. 4 rated OG who could have a higher ceiling on the Saints offense vs the Bengals; think of the impact he'd have between Unger and Strief; have seen a playes where Cincy RBs have rode him to the end zone from 5-8 yds out the past few seasons; he's a gamer and be worth every penny...

Martellus Bennett is a big mouth who's inconsistent and would cause disharmony in the locker room. Look at the sh*t Cooks caused for asking for the ball - think of what Bennett would be like - NO THANKS. But you're right, Fleener is gonna cut it...

Charles Johnson's game is no where near what it was; he was cut and re-signed to a one year deal and he'll be 31 next season - Draft a younger, faster, stronger DE...
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