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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ChrisXVI https://www.profootballfocus.com/new...-playoff-final Best pro fits for 2018 NFL draft prospects in the College Football Playoff final RASHAAN EVANS, LB, ALABAMA Best fits: Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints Evans does it all for the Alabama ...

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:39 PM   #231
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Re: 2018 NFL Draft Prospects - Saints

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Best pro fits for 2018 NFL draft prospects in the College Football Playoff final

RASHAAN EVANS, LB, ALABAMA
Best fits: Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints

Evans does it all for the Alabama defense, playing a more traditional linebacker role this year after dominating off the edge in limited opportunities in his first three years. This year, his 77.5 pass-rush grade ranks fourth among linebackers and he has 16 sacks, 16 QB hits, and 35 hurries on only 271 career rushes and his versatility will certainly make him attractive to the Patriots who may see some Jamie Collins to his game. The Steelers defense is always in need of linebackers who are capable of covering and rushing the passer, while the Saints made great strides defensively this season, but are still looking for a dynamic playmaker in the middle of that defense.
I fear he will be gone by the time we pick and we will be looking at probably the two freaks of the draft on the board with a ton of questions to answer.

Why their production was so bad this year?

Malik Jefferson OLB/WLB Texas* 6015 238 4.57 #46 Jr
Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State* 6012 198 4.49 #4 Jr

Interviews are huge for Malik and Tarvarus
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:09 PM   #232
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Well, f*ck a duck...likely the end of the road with the Saints for Kikaha...

Round 5

Fred Warner OLB BYU 6025 228 4.68 #4 Sr

Warner, entering his third season as a starter, is a physical striker who wraps his arms for the secure tackle and possesses the agility and length to harass the quarterback in coverage or on the rush. An advantage for Warner is that he has thrived in both a 3-4 and 4-3 defensive scheme. Line him up in space or drop him into coverage against running backs. He is very athletic, and has a knack for making big plays.Another Kyle Van Noy?


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Malik Jefferson OLB/WLB Texas* 6015 238 4.57 #46 Jr
I read a recent report by Todd McShay stating that Malik would improve with another year (he recently announced he's leaving school to enter the NFL draft) of development in college to play stronger/better & attack plays.

It will be interesting to see where he is selected in the draft.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:50 PM   #234
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I read a recent report by Todd McShay stating that Malik would improve with another year (he recently announced he's leaving school to enter the NFL draft) of development in college to play stronger/better & attack plays.

It will be interesting to see where he is selected in the draft.
I was actually think one or both of these freaks may just drop into the second.

Let's say the last of the top QBs in the draft are on the board when we pick

Mason Rudolph, QB Oklahoma State 6036 235 4.77 #2 Sr
who is my Derek Carr for 2018

Jets miss their QB in round 1 offer a deal were we end up getting 37 and 49 by some complex trading formula involving players picks and headless chickens.

would you do it?
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Saints will hold the No. 27
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Saints will hold the No. 27
Ah I was wondering about that. Let it begin... The excruciating 3 1/2 months of draft speculation.
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We need to get Cameron Jordan some help with our first pick. A pass rushing OLB/DE needs to be a priority... the priority. A sure handed YAC slot receiver needs to be addressed as well.
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I'm going linebacker. We need more speed in the middle of the field. Similar to that Kendricks kid. If no ballers at LB are there at #27, go find another big ugly (offensive lineman).
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Pay the money for a know free agent edge rusher or space eater on the nose. Draft the skill positions.
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Ballhawks we need guys that can strip the ball out and get after the qb and another corner P.j. Williams is awful
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