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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ChrisXVI What’s your guys take on UCF LB Shaquem Griffin ? I don’t think I’ve seen him talked about here. His athleticism, instincts and intensity are elite . If not for only having one hand he would ...

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Old 01-28-2018, 09:05 PM   #351
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
What’s your guys take on UCF LB Shaquem Griffin? I don’t think I’ve seen him talked about here. His athleticism, instincts and intensity are elite. If not for only having one hand he would be right up there with Roquan Smith as a top LB in this draft.

He’s really only suited to be a weak side LB due to his size and some difficulty getting off blocks but would you take a flier on him in the later rounds?
Agreed.

From the highlights I've seen ... he does a more with less (one hand) than a most do with two hands. Acceleration & has second gear giddy up. XM NFL radio analyst (I think it was Kirwin) seem to believe that Griffin will transition to the safety position at the next level. He is by no means just a "feel good story" ... he is a baller & has unique skills.

Would I take a flyer on him in the later rounds? Absolutely.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:54 AM   #352
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2018 New Orleans Saints Draft Prospects (Updated 2018/01/29)
No. 27 (R1, 27) DT Taven Bryan, Florida; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 295 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; Height: 6' 1"; Weight: 218 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) SS Ronnie Harrison, Alabama; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 216 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) DE Sam Hubbard, Ohio St.; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 265 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 231 lbs.

No. 59 (R2, 27) Traded this pick with 2017 NFL Draft (R7, 229) to San Francisco via Chicago for Pick 2017 NFL Draft (R3, 67) Pick, Selected RB Alvin Kamara ROTY
No. 59 (R2, 27) DE Chad Thomas, Miami; Height: 6’ 6”, Weight: 275 lbs.
No. 59 (R2, 27) TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 255 lbs.
No. 59 (R2, 27) C Frank Ragnow, Arkansas; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 319 lbs. (+)
No. 59 (R2, 27) LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 245 lbs.
No. 59 (R2, 27) TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 253 lbs.

No. 91 (R3, 27) LB Josey Jewell, Iowa; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 236 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) DT B.J. Hill, NC State; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 321 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) RB Kalen Ballage, Arizona St.; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 222 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) SS Kyzir White, West Virginia; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 216 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) TE Mike Gesicki, Penn St.; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 250 lbs.

Remaining Positions Approximated Until Compensatory Picks Assigned by NFL
No. 133 (R4, 27) OT Alex Cappa, Humboldt St.; Height: 6’ 6”, Weight: 309 lbs.
No. 133 (R4, 27) LB Nick DeLuca, North Dakota St.; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 246 lbs.
No. 133 (R4, 27) TE Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 248 lbs
No. 133 (R4, 27) DE Justin Lawler, SMU; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 266 lbs.
No. 133 (R4, 27) CB Kameron Kelly, San Diego St.; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 216 lbs.

No. 154 (R5, 11) Traded LB Stephone Anthony to Miami for this pick
No. 154 (R5, 11) WR Jake Wieneke, South Dakota St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 215 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) TE Ryan Izzo, Florida St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 245 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) G Taylor Hearn, Clemson; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 320 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) CB Siran Neal; Height: 6’ 0”, Weight: 206 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) DT Folorunso Fatukasi, Connecticut; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 320 lbs.

No. 170 (R5, 27) SS Cole Reyes, North Dakota; Height: 6’ 1”, Weight: 216 lbs.
No. 170 (R5, 27) G Colby Gossett, Appalachian St.; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 320 lbs.
No. 170 (R5, 27) LB Fred Warner, BYU; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 235 lbs.
No. 170 (R5, 27) DE Kylie Fitts, Utah; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 259 lbs. (+)
No. 170 (R5, 27) DE Joe Ostman, Central Michigan; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 255 lbs.

No. 196 (R6, 12) LB Garret Dooley, Wisconsin; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 248 lbs.
No. 196 (R6, 12) SS Trayvon Henderson, Hawaii; Height: 6’ 0”, Weight: 204 lbs.
No. 196 (R6, 12) LB Andrew Motuapuaka, Virginia Tech; Height: 6’ 0”, Weight: 2048 lbs.
No. 196 (R6, 12) TE Adam Breneman, UMass; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 255 lbs. (+)
No. 196 (R6, 12) C Bradley Bozeman, Bama; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 314 lbs.

No. 229 (R7, 11) NT Matt Elam, Kentucky; Height: 6' 6"; Weight: 360 lbs.
No. 229 (R7, 11) DE Andrew Ankrah, James Madison; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 250 lbs.
No. 229 (R7, 11) RB Chase Edmonds, Fordham; Height: 5’ 9”, Weight: 203 lbs.
No. 229 (R7, 11) LB Jack Cichy, Wisconsin; Height: 6’ 1”, Weight: 236 lbs. (+)
No. 229 (R7, 11) OG Larry Allen, Jr., Harvard; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 285 lbs.

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Old 01-29-2018, 06:14 AM   #353
 
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2018 New Orleans Saints Draft Prospects (Updated 2018/01/29)
No. 27 (R1, 27) DT Taven Bryan, Florida; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 295 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) QB Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma; Height: 6' 1"; Weight: 218 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) SS Ronnie Harrison, Alabama; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 216 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) DE Sam Hubbard, Ohio St.; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 265 lbs.
No. 27 (R1, 27) LB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 231 lbs.

No. 59 (R2, 27) Traded this pick with 2017 NFL Draft (R7, 229) to San Francisco via Chicago for Pick 2017 NFL Draft (R3, 67) Pick, Selected RB Alvin Kamara ROTY
No. 59 (R2, 27) DE Chad Thomas, Miami; Height: 6’ 6”, Weight: 275 lbs.
No. 59 (R2, 27) TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 255 lbs.
No. 59 (R2, 27) C Frank Ragnow, Arkansas; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 319 lbs. (+)
No. 59 (R2, 27) LB Leighton Vander Esch, Boise St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 245 lbs.
No. 59 (R2, 27) TE Hayden Hurst, South Carolina; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 253 lbs.

No. 91 (R3, 27) LB Josey Jewell, Iowa; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 236 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) DT B.J. Hill, NC State; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 321 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) RB Kalen Ballage, Arizona St.; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 222 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) SS Kyzir White, West Virginia; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 216 lbs.
No. 91 (R3, 27) TE Mike Gesicki, Penn St.; Height: 6' 5"; Weight: 250 lbs.

Remaining Positions Approximated Until Compensatory Picks Assigned by NFL
No. 133 (R4, 27) OT Alex Cappa, Humboldt St.; Height: 6’ 6”, Weight: 309 lbs.
No. 133 (R4, 27) LB Nick DeLuca, North Dakota St.; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 246 lbs.
No. 133 (R4, 27) TE Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 248 lbs
No. 133 (R4, 27) DE Justin Lawler, SMU; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 266 lbs.
No. 133 (R4, 27) CB Kameron Kelly, San Diego St.; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 216 lbs.

No. 154 (R5, 11) Traded LB Stephone Anthony to Miami for this pick
No. 154 (R5, 11) WR Jake Wieneke, South Dakota St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 215 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) TE Ryan Izzo, Florida St.; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 245 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) G Taylor Hearn, Clemson; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 320 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) CB Siran Neal; Height: 6’ 0”, Weight: 206 lbs.
No. 154 (R5, 11) DT Folorunso Fatukasi, Connecticut; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 320 lbs.

No. 170 (R5, 27) SS Cole Reyes, North Dakota; Height: 6’ 1”, Weight: 216 lbs.
No. 170 (R5, 27) G Colby Gossett, Appalachian St.; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 320 lbs.
No. 170 (R5, 27) LB Fred Warner, BYU; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 235 lbs.
No. 170 (R5, 27) DE Kylie Fitts, Utah; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 259 lbs. (+)
No. 170 (R5, 27) DE Joe Ostman, Central Michigan; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 255 lbs.

No. 196 (R6, 12) LB Garret Dooley, Wisconsin; Height: 6’ 2”, Weight: 248 lbs.
No. 196 (R6, 12) SS Trayvon Henderson, Hawaii; Height: 6’ 0”, Weight: 204 lbs.
No. 196 (R6, 12) LB Andrew Motuapuaka, Virginia Tech; Height: 6’ 0”, Weight: 2048 lbs.
No. 196 (R6, 12) TE Adam Breneman, UMass; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 255 lbs. (+)
No. 196 (R6, 12) C Bradley Bozeman, Bama; Height: 6’ 5”, Weight: 314 lbs.

No. 229 (R7, 11) NT Matt Elam, Kentucky; Height: 6' 6"; Weight: 360 lbs.
No. 229 (R7, 11) DE Andrew Ankrah, James Madison; Height: 6’ 3”, Weight: 250 lbs.
No. 229 (R7, 11) RB Chase Edmonds, Fordham; Height: 5’ 9”, Weight: 203 lbs.
No. 229 (R7, 11) LB Jack Cichy, Wisconsin; Height: 6’ 1”, Weight: 236 lbs. (+)
No. 229 (R7, 11) OG Larry Allen, Jr., Harvard; Height: 6’ 4”, Weight: 285 lbs.
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I can’t seem to move off of taking LB Rashaan Evans with our first round pick if he’s still there. He’s just too good of value at a position of need. I know we have Craig Robertson and Alex Anzalone playing weak side LB but I just can’t pass up Rashaan Evans because of them.
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I can’t seem to move off of taking LB Rashaan Evans with our first round pick if he’s still there. He’s just too good of value at a position of need. I know we have Craig Robertson and Alex Anzalone playing weak side LB but I just can’t pass up Rashaan Evans because of them.
Taven Bryan and Cam Jordan in the same front line would just be devastating; then you rotate in Onyemata, Rankins, Hendrickson, Davison...

They're are good, smart MLBer through three rounds who can cover; Bryan reminds me of a bigger, faster Derland Moore...
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Taven Bryan and Cam Jordan in the same front line would just be devastating; then you rotate in Onyemata, Rankins, Hendrickson, Davison...

They're are good, smart MLBer through three rounds who can cover; Bryan reminds me of a bigger, faster Derland Moore...
Josey Jewell and Tegray Scales are nice options in the 3rd-4th round. Haven’t really looked into Taven Bryan much.
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Old 01-29-2018, 08:53 PM   #357
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R1P27 WLB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; 6’3”, 234 lbs

R3P27 TE Ian Thomas, Indiana; 6’3”, 256 lbs

R4P27 SS Siran Neal, Jacksonville St.; 6’, 200 lbs

R5P10 DE Kylie Fitts, Utah; 6’3”, 259 lbs

R5P27 WR DaeSean Hamilton, Penn St.; 6’1”, 205 lbs

R6P15 SLB Fred Warner, BYU; 6’3”, 235 lbs

R6P27 CB Taron Johnson, Weber St.; 5’11”, 190 lbs

R7P27 OG Colby Gossett, Appalachian St.; 6’4”, 304 lbs
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Wynn was Pancaking everyone he went against. Would love to add him to the fold. Probably a 2nd rd pick which we don’t have.
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R1P27 WLB Rashaan Evans, Alabama; 6’3”, 234 lbs

R3P27 TE Ian Thomas, Indiana; 6’3”, 256 lbs

R4P27 SS Siran Neal, Jacksonville St.; 6’, 200 lbs

R5P10 DE Kylie Fitts, Utah; 6’3”, 259 lbs

R5P27 WR DaeSean Hamilton, Penn St.; 6’1”, 205 lbs

R6P15 SLB Fred Warner, BYU; 6’3”, 235 lbs

R6P27 CB Taron Johnson, Weber St.; 5’11”, 190 lbs

R7P27 OG Colby Gossett, Appalachian St.; 6’4”, 304 lbs
Nice .

LB Evans checks a lot of boxes for me.
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Wynn was Pancaking everyone he went against. Would love to add him to the fold. Probably a 2nd rd pick which we don’t have.
Amen! I’d be very, very tempted to take him at 27 and plug him in at LG while kicking Peat out to LT. He would be a slight reach in the first round but that’s kind of subjective. I don’t think you can go wrong reinforcing the trenches with great players like him.
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