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jeanpierre 01-23-2017 09:11 AM

2017 New Orleans Saints Draft - Scouting Prospect Visits, Bowl Games
 
Per John Sigler of CSC:

...2017 FBS All-Americans Tropical Bowl...

...No known meetings, but were one of 26 NFL teams and 6 CFL teams to have scouts in attendance
2017 HBCU Spirit of America Bowl...

TE Brandon Barnes, Alabama State
2017 East-West Shrine Game...

...DT Chunky Clements, Illinois
DT Matthew Godin, Michigan
LB Calvin Munson, San Diego State
TE Blake Jarwin, Oklahoma State
QB Wes Lunt, Illinois
WR Tony Stevens, Auburn...


Source: http://www.canalstreetchronicles.com...orleans-saints

jeanpierre 01-23-2017 09:14 AM

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Wow, already had Billy Brown and Deatrich Wise on my watched twice+ list...


jeanpierre 01-23-2017 09:18 AM

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Senior Bowl Prospects to watch per John Sigler of CSC:

...Defensive Line

DE Chris Wormley, Michigan
DE Dawuane Smoot, Illinois
DE Isaac Rochell, Notre Dame
DE Tarell Baasham, Ohio
DT Jaleel Johnson, Iowa
DT Larry Ogunjobi, Charlotte
DT Ryan Glasgow, Michigan
DT Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, USC...

...Linebackers

ILB Ben Gedeon, Michigan
ILB Connor Harris, Lindenwood-Missouri
ILB Haason Reddick, Temple
ILB Jordan Herdman, Simon Fraser-British Columbia, Canada
OLB Carroll Phillips, Illinois
OLB Derek Rivers, Youngstown State
OLB Vince Biegel, Wisconsin...

...Defensive Backs

CB Brendan Langley, Lamar
CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
CB Desmond King, Iowa
CB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
CB Rasul Douglas, West Virginia
S John Johnson, Boston College
S Lorenzo Jerome, St. Francis-Pennsylvania
S Nate Garry, Nebraska
S Obi Melifonwu, UConn...

Barry from MS 01-23-2017 09:32 AM

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Really like D. King. I think he's low 1st Round/2nd Round talent.

Maybe sell our 1st Round position for another 2nd Rd'er & more to get him...that'd make me pretty happy. Plus this draft is loaded with defense.

hagan714 01-23-2017 03:43 PM

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CB Fabian Moreau is on my steals list late in the draft. End of round 3 would be a bit of a surprise. 4/5 guy might be were he settles in. 6/7 seems to be a no brain er and worth chasing.

RB to CB so he is raw but going into the 2015 season he was listed higher than he is now. 2015 he was side lined with a foot injury. Which is an injury that needs to looked at closely. Started the season slow but came on the final games.

Fabian Moreau CB UCLA 5115 200 4.52 #10 rSr
great speed tackling machine. Has had injury issues at UCLA which cost him all but 3 games of his Junior season lisfranc injury. running back his entire life until arriving at UCLA, and essentially spent his first season "forgetting how to play running back" and learning how to backpedal.

ChrisXVI 01-23-2017 05:22 PM

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ChrisXVI 01-24-2017 09:47 AM

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Saints also met with LSU's Travin Dural and Duke Riley.

jeanpierre 01-24-2017 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI (Post 734526)
Saints also met with LSU's Travin Dural and Duke Riley.

So apparently the Saints don't hate LSU...


K Major 01-24-2017 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 734528)
So apparently the Saints don't hate LSU...

https://twitter.com/JimKleinpeter/st...07305284653057

Saints FO/Scouts always "talk" to LSU players pre draft. Most posters are more interested in signing a potential difference makers at their respective position. Winning teams draft well.

No sense in watching them flourish in Carolina or Atlanta.

jeanpierre 01-24-2017 01:25 PM

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Really, really liking the Villanova DE; he may move into a Round 2 selection for us...




DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, Villanova. Kpassagnon (pronounced tawn-oh pass-in-yo) strolled onto the stage and looked like Mario Williams reborn. Kpassagnon towers at 6-foot-6, 280-pounds with great arm length at 34 7/8th-inches, plus basketball-sized hands at 10 7/8-inches width. Sculpted like a Greek god, Kpassagnon is a stellar athlete and should see his stock rise with a strong week of practice.

ChrisXVI 01-24-2017 08:25 PM

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Two meetings from today:

West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas
Western Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Moton

hagan714 01-24-2017 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI (Post 734612)
Two meetings from today:

West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas
Western Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Moton

Rasul Douglas CB West Virginia:6012 208 4.56 #13 rSr
intriguing size and the production dispite playing in the funky 3-3-5 scheme. Means he has to cover longer than most CB dur to the lack of pressure. The frame and athleticism, willing to make contact as a tackler Can easily be converted to safety?

Taylor Moton ROT/ROG W. Michigan 6052 328 5.42 #72 rSr
balance and agility. length and power a quick first step. A 6-foot-5, 328-pound senior right tackle, Moton is projected as an early-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Hes strong in the way only kids from the Rust Belt can be. His max squat is 570 pounds and he throws up 400 pounds on the bench press with ease.

jeanpierre 01-25-2017 08:49 AM

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jeanpierre 01-25-2017 08:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Barry from MS (Post 734407)
Really like D. King. I think he's low 1st Round/2nd Round talent.

Maybe sell our 1st Round position for another 2nd Rd'er & more to get him...that'd make me pretty happy. Plus this draft is loaded with defense.

He's getting used at Senior Bowl Practices...

jeanpierre 01-25-2017 10:48 AM

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DE/OLB Tyus Bowser is another guy who's gotta be moved up now...


hagan714 01-25-2017 07:10 PM

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Kings lack of overall speed is killing him I bet. Wait till game time and see how he does

K Major 01-25-2017 07:13 PM

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I initially thought Tre White as a Day 2 selection ... his stock could rise with a good Senior bowl and Pro Day performance.

hagan714 01-25-2017 07:17 PM

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I am stuck on O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

keep an eye on

Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut

Melifonwu, at 6-4 and 219 pounds, was all over the field on Wednesday. He's got outstanding range, making up so much distance in a hurry. Bob Diaco, the coach at UConn the past three years, said Melifonwu has more ability than any safety he's ever coached, and that includes Harrison Smith, the all-pro player for the Minnesota Vikings whom Diaco coached at Notre Dame. He's a matchup chess piece with movement skills. If Greg Olsen comes to town, you say, "That's your guy." The next week a wide receiver like Mike Evans comes to town, you say, "Go get him." I thought Melifonwu had an outstanding practice session on Wednesday.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300...practice-stars

Funny Greg Olsen and Mike Evans were mentioned huh? hint hint to the saints?

Obi Melifonwu FS/SS/OLB UConn 6032 216 4.58? #20 rSr

HGT WGT...HAND.....ARM......WING
6040 219....8 3/4 ....32 5/8.. 78 5/8

Raw but a size/speed freak with good ball skills. Obi Melifonwu has great size and awareness in coverage He keeping everything underneath his coverage. One of Obi's biggest strengths is his disciplined aggressive tackling. He is a versatile safety. While inside the "phone booth" as a traditional SS he shoots gaps and lays the lumber on people. HE needs to improve his positioning, and technique, But reports of going to put up big-time testing numbers. He'll run low 4.4s? and jump over 40 inches. He can play in the slot as well. Huge upside. SPEED MAYBE AN ISSUE BUT HIS QUICKNESS AND AGLITY SHOULD BE SOLID. Need to see that 4.4 speed.


jeanpierre 01-26-2017 09:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 734682)
Kings lack of overall speed is killing him I bet. Wait till game time and see how he does

He'll always be limited as a zone cornerback, kinda like a Jabari Greer...

King seems to have less athleticism, speed than Greer showed...

jeanpierre 01-26-2017 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 734684)
I am stuck on O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Man, I got real concerns about this guy...

Many 'Bama fans I do business with and associate with feel like he was a real disappointment for the Tide (Crucial drops, lack of scoring)...

And OJ really didn't flash till recently in his Tide tenure...

(So. Louisiana you have a noticeable amount of Bama transplants working here)

And as Bama/Saints fans, they aren't crazy about him going to the Saints...

Where we're selecting, I'd rather have Reuben Foster in a heartbeat...

jeanpierre 01-26-2017 10:26 AM

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jeanpierre 01-26-2017 11:04 AM

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ChrisXVI 01-26-2017 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 734721)

Ooh now that's kinda intriguing.

halloween 65 01-26-2017 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 734715)

2nd round steal. I hope we pull the trigger on him.

jeanpierre 01-26-2017 11:34 AM

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billyt81 01-26-2017 11:42 AM

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TraVin Dural is a beast. I'd love if we got him. What about Kendall Beckwith.

triman 01-26-2017 12:47 PM

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Kpassagnon DE, VanderdoesDT, Donnel PumphreyRB, Howard Wilson CB, are among the players I am interested in.

K Major 01-26-2017 01:31 PM

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Desmond King - IOWA 2nd rd (cornerback).

jeanpierre 01-26-2017 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by K Major (Post 734738)
Desmond King - IOWA 2nd rd (cornerback).

Major, Kings's been real disappointing so far, showing no straight-line speed and no physical ability to jam NFL-sized receivers and go one-on-one...

K Major 01-26-2017 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 734750)
Major, Kings's been real disappointing so far, showing no straight-line speed and no physical ability to jam NFL-sized receivers and go one-on-one...

Good info JP however we do have an outstanding DB coach in Aaron Glenn ;).

jeanpierre 01-26-2017 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by K Major (Post 734752)
Good info JP however we do have an outstanding DB coach in Aaron Glenn ;).

No doubt, but if he's not cutting it physically, that's a problem...

jeanpierre 01-26-2017 03:18 PM

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Tough break...


dizzle88 01-26-2017 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 734759)

Mickey and Sean are like "Oh my god an injury, trade up and draft him now!!!"

jeanpierre 01-26-2017 04:29 PM

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ChrisXVI 01-26-2017 08:32 PM

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Senior Bowl Buzz: Thursday Night | Draft Analyst

Several teams in Mobile have taken Desmond King off the cornerback board and move him to safety, something we initially mentioned as a possibility on December 13th.

Teams are concerned about King’s speed and ironically during the time I was having the conversation about the move to the safety board King was torched for a long reception by Zay Jones.

hagan714 01-27-2017 05:26 AM

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Desmond King is a lot like Bell.

jeanpierre 01-27-2017 11:25 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisXVI (Post 734792)
Senior Bowl Buzz: Thursday Night | Draft Analyst

Several teams in Mobile have taken Desmond King off the cornerback board and move him to safety, something we initially mentioned as a possibility on December 13th.

Teams are concerned about Kings speed and ironically during the time I was having the conversation about the move to the safety board King was torched for a long reception by Zay Jones.

Won't be much of a safety if he doesn't learn proper attack vectors, angles...

jeanpierre 01-27-2017 02:54 PM

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hagan714 01-27-2017 03:02 PM

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Are we still using the visits to throw other teams off? we do not have a strong track record of meeting with players we draft. correct? lol

K Major 01-27-2017 03:45 PM

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Guys still high on my "wish list" @ pick #11.

Derek Barnett
Reuben Foster


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