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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ChrisXVI Obi Melifonwu makes me a little nervous as a first round pick . Are the instincts there or the football IQ? He's a freakish athlete and a SPARQ monster but so was Stephone Anthony. Certainly understandable. ...

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Old 03-27-2017, 08:53 AM   #81
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Obi Melifonwu makes me a little nervous as a first round pick. Are the instincts there or the football IQ? He's a freakish athlete and a SPARQ monster but so was Stephone Anthony.
Certainly understandable.

Just from reading a few tweets on Obi, he has closing speed and middle of the field awareness are very good. Mike Mayock's recent analysis (feet/hip movement) of him seems to be more gear towards playing corner back in the NFL. He could end up as the next Taylor Mays or Kam Chancellor.
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Trubisky? Really JP? You haven't been raiding Hagan's scotch stash have you?
Hagan's about talked me into a TE at eleven, but a single season QB?
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Trubisky? Really JP? You haven't been raiding Hagan's scotch stash have you?
Hagan's about talked me into a TE at eleven, but a single season QB?
LMAO...One Day when He gets back south, Hagan and I will meet up and raid the finer liquor establishments of the city and start riots all over the city re: Saints and Draft Picks...

Now, there are only three quarterbacks I take in this draft...

First Round - Mitchell Trubiskey, North Carolina

If we stay at No. 11, and Jamal Adams, Reuben Foster, Malik Hooker, Marshon Lattimore, Jon Allen, and of course, Myles Garrett are off the board, I take Trubiskey; he'll be a great QB and if Drew looks like he'll play three more, we can always trade him to the Brown's et al for a King's ransom...

Third Round - Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh

I think the Saints should definitely nab this kid if we've taken our DE, DB by the third round; really like this kid's moxie (impressive, poised takedown of Clemson); and he's got good arm strength; if Payton and he click, future will be secure...

Fifth Round - Chad Kelley, Ole Miss

Big Ole Miss fan, and this kid is as tough as nails with impressive defeats in the SEC including the Big Elephant; but his head is as tough as nails as well and I don't see Holmgren, Mariucci nor Gruden type that can handle this Favre-esque personality; but the physical tools are there...

Many of the other kids that are highly rated have some serious flaws in their games and played at Big Schools (e.g. Notre Dame, Clemson) where they had outstanding receivers that bailed them out time and again...

These three were quite impressive; if I had my choice, and I don't like my options at No. 11, I try to add a Day 2 pick and move back 5-10 spots...

Believe me, there are teams that want that 11th spot real bad in this draft...
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Fifth Round - Chad Kelley, Ole Miss

Big Ole Miss fan, and this kid is as tough as nails with impressive defeats in the SEC including the Big Elephant; but his head is as tough as nails as well and I don't see Holmgren, Mariucci nor Gruden type that can handle this Favre-esque personality; but the physical tools are there...
You are right JP .. a lot of kids come through the NFL with all the tools but when it comes to the NFL and the QB position, it's all about off the field & how focused and committed these kids will be on the job. This is a Chief, decision-maker position. While you do need physical skills, it's the off the field things that make the difference. A million dollar arm (see Jamarcus, Leinart, Manzell) and a .15 cent head doesn't cut it at this level anymore.

I don't even think Kelly is on Sean Payton's radar.
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I wanted to see how things would unfold if we did take OJ Howard at 11...

R1P11 TE O.J. HOWARD ALABAMA

R1P32 CB QUINCY WILSON FLORIDA

R2P10 EDGE JORDAN WILLIS KANSAS STATE

R3P12 EDGE TYUS BOWSER HOUSTON

R3P39 EDGE TARELL BASHAM OHIO

R6P12 WR KENNY GOLLADAY NORTHERN ILLINOIS

R7P11 G JESSAMEN DUNKER TENNESSEE STATE
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First Pick

Just for fun a few trades


Trade
Indianapolis Gets Round 1 Pick 11 (11)
Saints get R1 Pick 15 (15) + R2 Pick 14 (46)

Raiders get R1 15
Saints get R1.24,R2.24,R3.24

Texans get R2.14
Saints get R2.25 + R2.32

Round 1 Pick 24 (OAK): Taco Charlton, DE/OLB, Michigan (A)
Round 1 Pick 32: Zach Cunningham, OLB/ILB, Vanderbilt (A-)
Round 2 Pick 10: T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin (A-)
Round 2 Pick 24 (OAK): Obi Melifonwu, SS, Connecticut (B)
Round 2 Pick 25 (HOU): Sidney Jones, CB, Washington (B-)
Round 2 Pick 32 (CAR): Fabian Moreau, CB/FS, UCLA (B+)
Round 3 Pick 12: Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma (A-)
Round 3 Pick 24 (OAK): Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington (A)
Round 3 Pick 39 (COMP): Davis Webb, QB, California (A-)
Round 6 Pick 12: Jarron Jones, DT, Notre Dame (A+)
Round 7 Pick 11: Antony Auclair, TE, Laval (D+)
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
I wanted to see how things would unfold if we did take OJ Howard at 11...

R1P11 TE O.J. HOWARD ALABAMA

R1P32 CB QUINCY WILSON FLORIDA

R2P10 EDGE JORDAN WILLIS KANSAS STATE

R3P12 EDGE TYUS BOWSER HOUSTON

R3P39 EDGE TARELL BASHAM OHIO

R6P12 WR KENNY GOLLADAY NORTHERN ILLINOIS

R7P11 G JESSAMEN DUNKER TENNESSEE STATE
This would be an interesting draft to watch unfold through out the season
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LMAO...One Day when He gets back south, Hagan and I will meet up and raid the finer liquor establishments of the city and start riots all over the city re: Saints and Draft Picks...

Now, there are only three quarterbacks I take in this draft...

First Round - Mitchell Trubiskey, North Carolina

If we stay at No. 11, and Jamal Adams, Reuben Foster, Malik Hooker, Marshon Lattimore, Jon Allen, and of course, Myles Garrett are off the board, I take Trubiskey; he'll be a great QB and if Drew looks like he'll play three more, we can always trade him to the Brown's et al for a King's ransom...

Third Round - Nathan Peterman, Pittsburgh

I think the Saints should definitely nab this kid if we've taken our DE, DB by the third round; really like this kid's moxie (impressive, poised takedown of Clemson); and he's got good arm strength; if Payton and he click, future will be secure...

Fifth Round - Chad Kelley, Ole Miss

Big Ole Miss fan, and this kid is as tough as nails with impressive defeats in the SEC including the Big Elephant; but his head is as tough as nails as well and I don't see Holmgren, Mariucci nor Gruden type that can handle this Favre-esque personality; but the physical tools are there...

Many of the other kids that are highly rated have some serious flaws in their games and played at Big Schools (e.g. Notre Dame, Clemson) where they had outstanding receivers that bailed them out time and again...

These three were quite impressive; if I had my choice, and I don't like my options at No. 11, I try to add a Day 2 pick and move back 5-10 spots...

Believe me, there are teams that want that 11th spot real bad in this draft...
I would love to sit Kelly behind Brees for a year. Payton could get his next qb. cheap.
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There it is. Thanks for putting it into words JP. I'd rather draft no one at eleven than any of the quarterbacks out there. Turn it into more picks further back instead.
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There it is. Thanks for putting it into words JP. I'd rather draft no one at eleven than any of the quarterbacks out there. Turn it into more picks further back instead.
I am hoping all the QBs are on the board at 11 and the saints phones are ringing with those crazy over priced trade offers to get to the first QB on their board before Cleveland picks.

Great black mail stuff. A simple flip of picks with the Browns could change the enter draft for the saints at those over valued prices.

swap seconds. 33 end of day 1 and pick 33 at the start of day 2. by all odds would be huge.
gotta get pick 145 round 5 to start off day 3
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