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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by K Major 62: R2P30 WR RILEY RIDLEY ....I'd be elated if he slid to us and was selected by the Saints. He's a very good route runner & has above average hands. Legit #2 option at WR. ...

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Old 03-12-2019, 08:26 AM   #11
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62: R2P30

WR RILEY RIDLEY ....I'd be elated if he slid to us and was selected by the Saints. He's a very good route runner & has above average hands. Legit #2 option at WR. He'll never blow past defenders but can catch in tight coverage.

Sound familiar? See Michael Thomas.
I'd argue we need a Devery Henderson on the outside as Ted Ginn will be 34yo (Tre'Quan Smith his eventual replacment) to open it up underneath for Brees to make less contested passes to @CantGuardMike et al...

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Old 03-21-2019, 10:40 AM   #12
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Third Run, First Run after Free Agency First Week (with notes)...

Now that we've run through Free Agency and alleviated the DT need, and have fewer roster holes, I ran the simulator, again...

Two biggest needs for the 2019 Saints at this point is Interior Offensive Line, Strong Safety, and Cornerback Depth...


Rather than proactively trade back to get an extra Day 2 pick, I wait to see what falls...

62: R2P30 S AMANI HOOKER IOWA

For the 2019 Saints, moving forward there's no better SS prospect than Hooker, who'll push for snaps immediately vs Vonn Bell. With contract extensions coming for the 2016 Draft Class, need replacement for Bell...


In every 3rd round scenario, the top valued guard prospects, Wisconsin's Michael Deiter and Penn State's Connor McGovern are gone quick; now that Max Unger's retirement is official, not impressed with cap money spent on Warford (a backup plan for the failed acquisition of Zeitler), plus Peat's impending Free Agency coming, I address my interior offensive line now. I pull a Sean Payton and trade away future draft capital, again, with a non-conference team...

TRADE PARTNER: SENT FUTURE ROUND 2 PICK TO NEW YORK JETS, RECEIVED R3P4

68: R3P4 G CONNOR MCGOVERN PENN ST.


With my two biggest needs met, I sit and watch to see if outstanding value falls and is worth trading away future picks; LB Blake Cashman is tempting, but I want to break the cycle of having to continue to reach into my future draft capital...


Finally, my first pick on Day 3 arrives and it's a terrific developmental CB prospect who has the tools to match Eli Apple, who may not be affordable when his rookie contract expires...

168: R5P30 CB MICHAEL JACKSON MIAMI (FLA.)


As I get ready to select Jackson, I notice two great Tight End prospects sitting there, so being Sean Payton, I trade up with draft capital in this year's draft with a non-conference team, also jumping two picks in front of my rival, the ATL...

TRADE PARTNER: SENT R6P4, R7P17 TO CLEVELAND BROWNS RECEIVED R5P32

I can't select the LSU project as I'm Sean Payton, so I take the Ole Miss athlete who can run the seam for me with his great hands and should score plenty vs those ATL LBers...

170: R5P32 TE DAWSON KNOX OLE MISS


Okay, so Day 3 flies along and the steal that I hope for falls to me...


202: R6P29 WR CODY THOMPSON TOLEDO

This is one of my sneaky picks I'm most excited for because now I got a guy who's already a polished route runner and has a great hitch and burst to get upfield quick and stretch the pass coverage, Ted Ginn's replacement next year...


Okay, I'm really stoked about my haul now, so I'm looking for continued depth specifically at either CB or OL and a great NB prospect falls into my lap who's a turnover machine who's got great instincts, vision who can watch the QB and play his man in the short field...

244: R7P30 CB JORDAN WYATT SMU

If the worst I have to do is trade one future pick, a second rounder to get an early third round pick to get an elite Guard/Center prospect, I'm feeling really good about this draft class...


It's worth noting, I really believe we'll be trading at least one of our offensive linemen to not only create cap room, but to inject some youth stamina into an offensive line that really under-performed for the cap money spent...


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Old 04-08-2019, 10:24 PM   #13
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Two Plus Weeks To Geaux...

62: R2P30 DL ZACH ALLEN BOSTON COLLEGE

168: R5P30 CB COREY BALLENTINE WASHBURN

177: R6P4 S SHELDRICK REDWINE MIAMI (FLA.)

202: R6P29 WR JEFF SMITH BOSTON COLLEGE

231: R7P17 WR CODY THOMPSON TOLEDO

244: R7P30 LB CODY BARTON UTAH

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Old 04-09-2019, 07:43 AM   #14
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62: R2P30
TE IRV SMITH JR.
ALABAMA
168: R5P30
CB COREY BALLENTINE
WASHBURN
177: R6P4
S SHELDRICK REDWINE
MIAMI (FLA.)
202: R6P29
DL DONTAVIUS RUSSELL
AUBURN
231: R7P17
C JAVON PATTERSON
OLE MISS
244: R7P30
QB BRETT RYPIEN
BOISE ST.
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Old 04-09-2019, 07:50 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
62: R2P30

TE IRV SMITH JR.

ALABAMA

168: R5P30

CB COREY BALLENTINE

WASHBURN

177: R6P4

S SHELDRICK REDWINE

MIAMI (FLA.)

202: R6P29

DL DONTAVIUS RUSSELL

AUBURN

231: R7P17

C JAVON PATTERSON

OLE MISS

244: R7P30

QB BRETT RYPIEN

BOISE ST.


Can not agree with a te with rd 2 pick hes too short imo we are stacked with projects
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:26 AM   #16
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I do not like Irv Smith at all for even a third round pick...

His height is an issue as we often use our big, tall tight ends to post-up in the red zone or short yardage situations...

Plus, his athleticism fell short at the Combine vs Foster Moreau and Kahale Warring; they'd be better grades and options for us...
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:27 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
62: R2P30
TE IRV SMITH JR.
ALABAMA
168: R5P30
CB COREY BALLENTINE
WASHBURN
177: R6P4
S SHELDRICK REDWINE
MIAMI (FLA.)

202: R6P29
DL DONTAVIUS RUSSELL
AUBURN
231: R7P17
C JAVON PATTERSON
OLE MISS
244: R7P30
QB BRETT RYPIEN
BOISE ST.
Hope they last this long, they're moving up various boards...
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:36 AM   #18
 
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
I do not like Irv Smith at all for even a third round pick...

His height is an issue as we often use our big, tall tight ends to post-up in the red zone or short yardage situations...

Plus, his athleticism fell short at the Combine vs Foster Moreau and Kahale Warring; they'd be better grades and options for us...
Yeah..BUT LSU vs Bama players for SP?!?
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:56 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by jeanpierre View Post
I do not like Irv Smith at all for even a third round pick...

His height is an issue as we often use our big, tall tight ends to post-up in the red zone or short yardage situations...

Plus, his athleticism fell short at the Combine vs Foster Moreau and Kahale Warring; they'd be better grades and options for us...
+1.

The biggest "threat" in today's NFL at TE is SIZE. Corner backs excel and match up well in terms of speed however no one wants to deal with a tight ends height/size & wing span.

See Cook, Jimmy Dickens & Shockey, Kelcey & Gronk. All at least 6'5 or greater. Prospects Foster & Warring are big dudes too.

Luckily for us, Brees will target Cook in the redzone. Match up nightmare.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:07 PM   #20
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+1.

The biggest "threat" in today's NFL at TE is SIZE. Corner backs excel and match up well in terms of speed however no one wants to deal with a tight ends height/size & wing span.

See Cook, Jimmy Dickens & Shockey, Kelcey & Gronk. All at least 6'5 or greater. Prospects Foster & Warring are big dudes too.

Luckily for us, Brees will target Cook in the redzone. Match up nightmare.
And it's not just height, it's wing span, or in the more contemporary - catch radius...

To the uninitiated in draft talk, most people don't understand that one inch in height could mean three to four inches in total reach, extension...

With the exception of a few overrated QBs, most NFL QBs can accurately lob a ball to within six inches of a target - that reach makes all the difference...
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