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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; We have all heard about the talk to move Brandin Cooks for the 5th overall pick. What could we get at #5 that would be a game changer? I propose another option. What if the Saints follow up that trade ...

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Old 03-05-2017, 03:02 PM   #1
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Saints move to #1 pick possible?

We have all heard about the talk to move Brandin Cooks for the 5th overall pick. What could we get at #5 that would be a game changer? I propose another option. What if the Saints follow up that trade with a move to #1?

The Browns own #1 with Myles Garrett sitting there. But what is their greatest need? A QB. If they were to trade their first pick overall and another later pick this year and/or next year to the Saints for the fifth overall and a first next year they could still be in perfect shape to get that QB.

With that scenario the Saints could take Garrett and make that first rounder next year be very late in the round.

Possible?
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Re: Saints move to #1 pick possible?

Well we're not getting the #5 pick for Cooks so...
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Re: Saints move to #1 pick possible?

I think they are targeting a player or two in the top 5. Cooks may be simply a part of a deal to achieve that.
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I think they are targeting a player or two in the top 5. Cooks may be simply a part of a deal to achieve that.
What has Payton said that the Saints need most? A game changing pass rusher. Why not make move to work up to number one to get Garrett?
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What has Payton said that the Saints need most? A game changing pass rusher. Why not make move to work up to number one to get Garrett?
Package Cooks and a mid rounder to acquire #5, then use #5 + #11 to get the Browns #1.

Not likely, but not impossible.
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Package Cooks and a mid rounder to acquire #5, then use #5 + #11 to get the Browns #1.

Not likely, but not impossible.
I suggested a similar scenario, except I would rather keep 5 and 11. Seems to me there are about 5 guys right now who are being viewed as top tier D linemen coming out. While I agree that Garrett looks like the cream of the crop, is there such a significant difference between him and say Jonathan Allen? I could see him slipping to 5. Danno, you know more about him than I do I'm sure, would you rather take Allen and still have another shot at an impact player only a few picks later, or do you go all in for Garrett?
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PICK FIVE WOULD COST 11 AND COOK. THEN WHAT YANK A DITKA ?
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Re: Saints move to #1 pick possible?

We have too many needs on defense to package Cooks and picks to go up and get Garrett...

There are too many needs across the board for that...

There are pass rushers that aren't far off from Garrett that could be had even if we stood pat and did nothing...

Moving up and combing picks is a big reason why we're perennially 7-9 finishers...
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
We have too many needs on defense to package Cooks and picks to go up and get Garrett...

There are too many needs across the board for that...

There are pass rushers that aren't far off from Garrett that could be had even if we stood pat and did nothing...

Moving up and combing picks is a big reason why we're perennially 7-9 finishers...
Not far off ... but could they make that major leap? To have a stud opposite Cam would be huge. It would make the secondary better right away.
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Not far off ... but could they make that major leap? To have a stud opposite Cam would be huge. It would make the secondary better right away.
Putting all the eggs in one basket, my friend, is too big a risk; suppose the Aggie busts, gets injured, then that's Cooks AND a number of draft picks all down the hole in just one player...

Sign Calais Campbell, he had 8 SK, 2 FF, 6 PD last season, a proven commodity; then you'd have a truely imposing front four...

And then you have more darts for the draft board and you could have two DE in reserve that are Day 1, Day 2 picks...

These young ones will be coming in behind can rotate wit the starters keeping a fresh pass rush for four quarters...

And we'll be much better long-term salary cap wise and they can learn from the vets and spell them to keep them all fresh...

It's good thinking out of the box, but doing it regularly, this two-for-one crap in the draft is one of the biggest reasons why we can't get over 7-9...
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