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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by jjasso007 Just ran one, here are my results: Round 6, Pick 12: Tarik Cohen - RB - North Carolina A&T - nicknamed the "human joystick", and called by NFL.com as Darren Sproles 2.0. Small but quick, stops ...

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Old 02-22-2017, 06:59 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by jjasso007 View Post
Just ran one, here are my results:


Round 6, Pick 12: Tarik Cohen - RB - North Carolina A&T
- nicknamed the "human joystick", and called by NFL.com as Darren Sproles 2.0. Small but quick, stops on a dime and makes great cuts with excellent vision
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I see now why he's nicknamed "Joystick". Very Barry Sanderesque. But 5'6" / 179 lbs? Wonder how long he would last.

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Old 02-23-2017, 06:27 AM   #22
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fun to watch but i question his willingness to block at this point as a 3rd down back. He is not as bad as D'Onta Foreman who will get a QB killed to avoid picking up a blitz. He is a solid option IMO
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11: R1P11
LB REUBEN FOSTER
ALABAMA

42: R2P10
CB ADOREE' JACKSON
USC

76: R3P12
DE JORDAN WILLIS
KANSAS ST

116: R4P11
FS LORENZO JEROME
ST FRANCIS (PA)

197: R6P12
RB ELIJAH MCGUIRE
UL LAFAYETTE

232: R7P11
OG BEN BRADEN
MICHIGAN

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Most mocks have Foster gone by then, but I would love that pick. If he is there at 9 I'd like to see us move up. I don't think the Bills at 10 are a threat.
I love Adoree Jackson- the type of guy that can save you a few a roster spot or two as well- he actually caught 27 passes two years ago when USC was still very low on scholarship players
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I am waiting for the combine... but I would sign off on moving up to get Foster.
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I am waiting for the combine... but I would sign off on moving up to get Foster.
I have been somewhat critical on the Saints for trading up (Sedrick Ellis, Mark Ingram, Cooks, etc.) but this is a year where I wouldn't argue with going up to get a true difference-maker.

Assuming the Saints FO stays put at #11, cross your fingers Cincy or Buffalo go corner back or safety.
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I see now why he's nicknamed "Joystick". Very Barry Sanderesque. But 5'6" / 179 lbs? Wonder how long he would last.

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Isn't Darren Sproles 5' 6"?
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Old 02-25-2017, 12:01 PM   #27
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Most mocks have Foster gone by then, but I would love that pick. If he is there at 9 I'd like to see us move up. I don't think the Bills at 10 are a threat.
I love Adoree Jackson- the type of guy that can save you a few a roster spot or two as well- he actually caught 27 passes two years ago when USC was still very low on scholarship players
I'd love it if Adoree' came in and played nickel and fielded punt returns kick off returns; with the triplets on offense, why overwork him?

Now Foster could fall to us; but Buffalo is taking him if he's there, unless there's a quarterback or wide receiver they really like...

Though, the Bills may shy away from Clemson receivers...
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I have been somewhat critical on the Saints for trading up (Sedrick Ellis, Mark Ingram, Cooks, etc.) but this is a year where I wouldn't argue with going up to get a true difference-maker.

Assuming the Saints FO stays put at #11, cross your fingers Cincy or Buffalo go corner back or safety.
With the shoulder injury, I don't know, Foster could fall to Pick No. 11...

Buffalo could use a MLBer but they also need weapons on the outside, and may even need a QB...
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:49 AM   #29
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Just ran one, here are my results:

Round 1, Pick 11: Derek Barnett - DE - Tennessee - the compliment to Cam Jordan. FInally legit pressure from both ends
I'm not seeing Barnett's game translating to our defense, much less the NFL as he's a one-trick pony - Keep seeing Danny Wuerffel - Great College Player, Lacks elite athleticism for a pick this high, and lacks size, length for the Pro 4-3 DE; and it showed when playing the SEC big dogs; we've seen his ceiling...

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Round 2, Pick 10: Gareon Conley - CB - Ohio State
- thought about going LB, but felt Conley was a better value than the LBs available at the pick. Solid CB, should improve our DB group
Can think of four, five cornerbacks I'd take ahed of Conley; if we're taking a CB this high, be sure he's an NFL starter...

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Round 3, Pick 12: Dion Dawkins - G - Temple - big guy, played LT at Temple but moved inside during the Senior Bowl and was successful. Nasty guy, plays hard, quick feet... should fill in at one of our guard spots
Is he out of the ARD (Accelerated Rehab Disposition) program? You know, normally for non-violent types but in his case he's a college thug-life type that should be doing three to five for aggravated assault with conspiracy but because he and Reddick are local college thug heroes, they get special dispensation with a non-admission plea? Besides, Dawkins' technique is awful; maybe Houston will pick him and JJ Watt will beat his @ss in training camp and he'll wash out...

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Round 4, Pick 11: Connor Harris - ILB - Lindenwood- small school guy, with reported great work ethic and high character. Set NCAA for college tackle record of 633 tackles during his career. Also, projected as one of the fastest ILBs in the draft (4.65 prediction). Adding speed to our defense
I like this guy, I really do; reminds me of a Sam Mills/Zach Thomas type potential, but there are a couple of these guys per draft season and their size is their undoing; you picked him where he's slotted, but I'd wait and see if he fall to mid-fifth, maybe sixth and then move to get him...

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Round 6, Pick 12: Tarik Cohen - RB - North Carolina A&T - nicknamed the "human joystick", and called by NFL.com as Darren Sproles 2.0. Small but quick, stops on a dime and makes great cuts with excellent vision
We had Darren Sproles 1.0 and let him out of the door and was perfectly summarized by Drew Brees, "You only see a Darren Sproles type of player come around once in your career." We were saying the same thing with Murphy...

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Round 7, Pick 11: Eric Saubert - TE - Drake - another small school guy, put up solid numbers. Had a great week at the East-West Shrine Game, but tendency to drop balls. Late round TE who still put up good numbers, so why not?
"...but tendency to drop balls..." - Don't we have this guy under contract already? Or do we just want that player at a cheaper clip? Actually I like Saubert and he'll be more of a Todd Christensen type tight end and a little more reliable than the Human Mullet...

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I am waiting for the combine... but I would sign off on moving up to get Foster.
Foster won't be doing drills at combine. He may not even be ready by 'Bama Pro Day...
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