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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ChrisXVI I like Tyler Davison, but he's actually about the same size as Sheldon Rankins. Heck, Onyemata is as well. Vita Vea at 6-4, 340 lbs sure would look good clogging up the middle! Yeah they're all ...

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Old 07-10-2017, 09:18 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
I like Tyler Davison, but he's actually about the same size as Sheldon Rankins. Heck, Onyemata is as well. Vita Vea at 6-4, 340 lbs sure would look good clogging up the middle!
Yeah they're all about 6-2 to 6-4 300 pounds give or take. Must be going for speed over size
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Go back to the 2013 draft for a moment ....

I know Hindsight is 20/20 however Brandon Williams was still on the board but we chose the big marshmallow (John Jenkins). Brandon was the one interior lineman who could have helped us in the trenches. He's still balling out of control up in Baltimore.

I'm so glad Ryan Pace is no longer in New Orleans .
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Go back to the 2013 draft for a moment ....

we chose the big marshmallow (John Jenkins). .
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But that is like saying how beneficial it would be for Chase Daniel if Drew went down because he'd get extra reps. I mean yeah it would be really good for Chase, I guess, but is it better for the team?
No. There is a big difference. Chase Daniel was signed to be nothing more than a backup with no plan for him to ever have to play a meaningful snap. Rankins and Onyemata are hopefully future starters and any playing time will get them closer to that goal. The same can be said for the Ramczyk/Armstead situation. And nobody said losing either Armstead or Fairley was better for the team. We simply said given the situation at least there can be positive ramifications.
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
With the big NT, if you tried to pass-block him with just a center, you could potentially get your quarterback killed Jim Burt style...
I get that reference... can still see the hit in my head.
- and so can Joe Montana, if he can remember that day.
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
With the big NT, if you tried to pass-block him with just a center, you could potentially get your quarterback killed Jim Burt style...
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I get that reference... can still see the hit in my head - and so can Joe Montana, if he can remember that day.
Joe Montana was never the same after that MDK (Murder-Death-Kill) from Jim Burt...

I believe he had a separated sternum from that blow...
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Joe Montana was never the same after that MDK (Murder-Death-Kill) from Jim Burt...

I believe he had a separated sternum from that blow...
Looking at the highlight in real time ... oh boy .
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
Vita Vea*, NT, Washington
Height: 6-5. Weight: 332.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2018): 1-3.
4/13/17: Vea was a load at the point of attack for Washington in 2016. He totaled 39 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss, five sacks, one force fumble and two passes batted. Vea has a serious combination of size, length, strength, and quickness at the point of attack.
My fandom has me really believing we'll be picking at No. 32 in the next draft...

If not , Vea is projected as a mid-first-round pick as of now and we should make every effort to take the Big Boy...
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Think of adding Vea to that line next season and we're set for a while up front for a few years.
True but a ton of things are yet to happen between now and the draft. A ton.
There's no guarantee that the guys who are ranked highly now will even be 1st round NT next year. I remember Andrew Bilings was a top 10 pick on a lot of draft boards around this time last year.

Dude dropped to the 4th round.
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Greg Gabriel: Breaking down Washington DT Vita Vea
He may only be a two-down player in the NFL, but Vea will be a valuable interior lineman
Greg Gabriel: Breaking down Washington DT Vita Vea | Pro Football Weekly

There is the biggest under rated part of his game. He maintains the pocket and pushes double teams backwards freeing up the others. Huge mistake to under estimate him as a 2 down defender. Dude is not a fat man at NT. he is just a freaking huge man.
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