2013 NFL Draft -- Saints Mock Draft Compliation
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Posted by blueslover on 1/30 at 9:06 am to whodatfan
free agency will be very defining. Loomis has a history of getting guys to fill spots to reduce the need factor in drafting. I mean maybe not THE answer say at NT but have a body that can play there. Randy Starks Miami might be that kind of guy that wouldn't be cap busting financially. OLB Shaun Phillips would be my favorite UFA signing. He's 32, so no giant contract. He definitely still has some gas left tho. Brees & Sproles should know if we want him and entice him to join the ex-Bolts if so.

If Bushrod or another UFA LT isn't signed then it becomes a pressing need in the draft or Charlie brown steps in.



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Posted by Rickety Cricket on 1/30 at 9:37 am to Ice Cold
Looks like the picks are all over the board right now. The pecking order will settle out after the draft, I think Mingo will certainly be gone.

Wish we had that fricking second rounder. frick you Goodell.



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Posted by blueslover on 1/30 at 12:07 pm to Rickety Cricket
quote:

The pecking order will settle out after the draft,

you mean before?
quote:

I think Mingo will certainly be gone.

More hope than expectation but I'd go 50/50 right now that one of Mingo or Dion Jordan will be available.

programming note-
some good mocks on page 2 if ya missed them



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Posted by Rickety Cricket on 1/30 at 12:25 pm to blueslover
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you mean before?

Oops, meant combine.



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Posted by blueslover on 1/31 at 8:26 am to Rickety Cricket
Walter update since change to 3-4

Dion Jordan- The Saints fired Steve Spagnuolo and announced that they are moving to a 3-4 defense. A new scheme doesn't mean they'll be able to fix their old problems, however. They still need to find a top pass-rusher to make things easier for an overmatched secondary. Dion Jordan makes a ton of sense here as one of the top prospects available.

Ricky Dimon mock -- this guy has a solid track record.

15. NO: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
Oregon's offense is what got all the accolades, and for good reason, but Jordan was a force on defense. He may be a bit of a project, but his upside is off the charts.

--starting to settle into the idea of him being the most likely BPA. More worried about the A than the B.





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Posted by WicKed WayZ on 2/2 at 11:31 pm to blueslover
If we cant get Mingo I think we should go for Alex Okafor. 6'4 260 and that is exactly what Aldon Smith was coming out of college.

Dion Jordan would be too much of a project player for us. We need someone who we can plug in and play right away.



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Posted by CM84 on 2/3 at 10:05 am to WicKed WayZ
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Alex Okafor. 6'4 260 and that is exactly what Aldon Smith was coming out of college.


He's nothing like Aldon Smith. He's mostly a power rusher, when he's tries to finesse rush it's not very good. I think his game is similar to Will Smith.



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Posted by blueslover on 2/3 at 12:36 pm to CM84
agree, I don't see anyone having Okafor rated mid 1st Rd either. Strikes me as more Will Smith-like as well.


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Posted by blueslover on 2/4 at 8:14 am to blueslover
Dion Joprdan starting to solidify as the most popular mock pick to the Saints

USA Today

15. New Orleans Saints: Dion Jordan, DE-OLB, Oregon

Jordan's versatility to line up at defensive end or drop into coverage as a linebacker fills a pair of needs for the Saints. Pending surgery on his shoulder could send up red flags



Anyone have any insight about the shoulder?



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Posted by goatmilker on 2/4 at 8:18 am to blueslover
Does he have a reliable groin is what the whodats want to know.


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Posted by hugo_boss on 2/5 at 1:35 am to goatmilker
LINK

LINK

Both mocks have Jarvis Jones dropping past the Saints. I think if he's there we have to take the chance and take him. Talent like his don't usually drop towards the middle of the 1st round and although there are concerns the Saints might not be in position to grab a talent like him for a while.



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Posted by blueslover on 2/5 at 7:21 am to hugo_boss
they're in a minority on Jones. Even their own story on him potentially falling only sez "The scouts said there are a few reasons that could add up to Jones falling into the 6-10 range." Then they move him from #2 to #17? 6 to 10 I can believe, 17 no. I'm still pegging him as 100% gone before #15. They both still have Dion Jordan to the Saints. That does look increasingly likely as a fit for value and need.

As far as mock talk here's the % of mocks on the top 6-
1- Geno Smith 46%
this one is tumbling down and Iikely will continue out of #1, from my reading KC goes with a vet QB. Smith is definitely not a #1 and a stretch.
2- Damontre Moore 32%
3- Lotulelei 53%
4- Joeckel 49%
5- Werner 28%
6- Jarvis Jones & Werner both 19%



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Posted by GOON on 2/5 at 8:18 am to blueslover
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2013 NFL Draft -- Saints Mock Draft Compliation
they're in a minority on Jones. Even their own story on him potentially falling only sez "The scouts said there are a few reasons that could add up to Jones falling into the 6-10 range." Then they move him from #2 to #17? 6 to 10 I can believe, 17 no. I'm still pegging him as 100% gone before #15. They both still have Dion Jordan to the Saints. That does look increasingly likely as a fit for value and need.

As far as mock talk here's the % of mocks on the top 6-
1- Geno Smith 46%
this one is tumbling down and Iikely will continue out of #1, from my reading KC goes with a vet QB. Smith is definitely not a #1 and a stretch.
2- Damontre Moore 32%
3- Lotulelei 53%
4- Joeckel 49%
5- Werner 28%
6- Jarvis Jones & Werner both 19%


Werner is so good, he's going to get drafted twice.



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Posted by blueslover on 2/5 at 8:58 am to GOON
it's not a probability, it is what % of mockers are picking them at those spots. They just show the leaders. Werner could actually be picked at a higher % at the first 4 spots (more than 28%) and not be shown since he isn't the leader.

for a further look, see HERE



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Posted by GOON on 2/5 at 9:31 am to blueslover
I gotcha, misunderstood the numbers. My bad.


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Posted by LooseCannon22282 on 2/7 at 10:49 am to GOON
Kiper just released his Mock Draft 2.0

1) Luke Joeckel- Chiefs
2) Damontre Moore- Jaguars
3) Star Lotulelei- Raiders
4) Dee Milliner- Eagles
5) Jarvis Jones- Lions
6) Bjoern Werner- Browns
7) Eric Fisher- Cardinals
8) Alec Ogletree- Bills
9) Dion Jordan- Jets
10) Barkevious Mingo- Titans
11) Jonathon Cooper- Chargers
12) Cordarrelle Patterson- Dolphins
13) Manti Te'o- Buccaneers
14) Sheldon Richardson- Carolina
15) Sharrif Floyd- Saints

for those that don't know, Floyd is a defensive tackle from Florida who is skipping his senior year for the NFL.


McShay also did his second mock, I'll post in a minute.


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Posted by LooseCannon22282 on 2/7 at 11:09 am to LooseCannon22282
McShay Mock 2.0

1) Star Lotulelei- Chiefs
2) Bjoern Werener- Jaguars
3) Dee Milliner- Raiders
4) Luke Joeckel- Eagles
5) Dion Jordan- Lions
6) Barkevious Mingo- Browns
7) Eric Fisher- Cardinals
8) Geno Smith- Bills
9) Jarvis Jones- Jets
10) Chance Warmack- Titans
11) Lane Johnson- Chargers
12) Kenny Vaccaro- Dolphins
13) Damontre Moore- Buccaneers
14) Sharrif Floyd- Panthers
15) Ezekiel Ansah- Saints



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Posted by Chad504boy on 2/7 at 11:12 am to LooseCannon22282
Might be a fun draft to watch... there's a handful of players where its really no telling where they can wind up.


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Posted by LooseCannon22282 on 2/7 at 11:20 am to Chad504boy
yeah, the QB's in this years draft class aren't all that great but I'll bet a few teams will take a chance on a few of them in the first round.

why not? it is all about the QB's these days anyway.

Its weird that Sharrif Floyd has all of a suddenly shot up their boards. Just think what his stock will be like if he has a good combine..



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Posted by blueslover on 2/7 at 11:38 am to LooseCannon22282
Key for the Saints draft hopes are these QBs. I have one pegged before #15 without a doubt. Two could go though which would nudge the board down. Three taken and our excitement should rise. Be cheering for Tyler Wilson, Glennon, Geno Smith, and Barkley to tear it up big time at the Combine.


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