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TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


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Obviously everyone will say Drew Brees, so this question is really about the other four. I also think tight end Jimmy Graham will be close to a unanimous pick (he'd be on my list). After that, it gets a bit interesting.

Strong cases could be made for guard Jahri Evans, left tackle Jermon Bushrod, tailback Darren Sproles, receiver Marques Colston, cornerback Jabari Greer, linebacker Curtis Lofton and end Cameron Jordan for various reasons. I also wouldn't rule out safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Roman Harper - or even Pro Bowl punter Thomas Morstead.

Or maybe some of you love the potential of receiver Joe Morgan or defensive tackle Akiem Hicks enough to put them on your list. Or longtime fan favorites Pierre Thomas or Lance Moore. Or you don't want to see veterans Will Smith or Jonathan Vilma get away.


I don't agree that everyone would pick Drew in the top 5 (for age/salary reasons).

My 5 would be (in no particular order): Evans, Morstead, Cam, Drew, Colston.

Honorable mention to Ingram, Hicks, and Graham.







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Farva
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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


Brees, Graham, Colston, Evans, and Lofton (also in no particular order).





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Drew - obvious
Jahri - obvious
Lofton - best player on D imo
Graham - Still one of a kind type talent without wrist injuries
Hicks - kinda a homerun swing but I feel like this guy is going to be special for us.

I was torn between cam jordan and hicks for last spot. I'm going for highest possible ceiling with hicks instead of what I see now with CJ

Colston gets snubbed by me because he honestly loses the ball way too much and hes not getting any younger or new knees. He's got amazing go and get it hands and large frame. I dont really feel hes irreplaceable though.



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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


Brees
Moore
Jahri
Lofton
Pierre






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Melvin
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Honorable mention to Ingram






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DoubleDown
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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


Pardon the ignorance but how long was Lofton's deal for? Did he only sign a 1 year deal last offseason?

I take back all my knock's on the guy - he played pretty damn well on a pretty bad D. His weak spot is still pass coverage - but it's not bad at all... everyone has some weak spot.






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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


Brees,Graham,Hicks,Evans,Cam





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Melvin
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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


Brees Graham Colston Evans Moore. frick defense





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Melvin
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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


He runs like his shoes weigh 5 lbs but he has great instincts and is always around the ball





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DoubleDown
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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


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frick defense

... said everyone on the Saints defense.






Oh cmon, just kidding with you guys.






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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


Hartley
Shanle
Ellis
Strief
Smith






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re: TP question: If you could only keep 5, who would they be?


Brees
Graham
Evans
Lofton
Colston






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Melvin
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liquid rabbit
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Brees
Graham
Morstead
Colston
Evans






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Farva
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how long was Lofton's deal for?


3/24/2012: Signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract. The deal contains $7.8 million guaranteed -- a $5 million signing bonus and each of Lofton's first three base salaries. Another $6 million is available through escalators. Lofton is eligible for annual $100,000 workout bonuses in years four and five. 2012: $700,000, 2013: $1.1 million (+ $5 million roster bonus), 2014: $1 million (+ $2.2 million roster bonus), 2015: $2.4 million (+ $4.5 million roster bonus), 2016: $5.4 million, 2017: $6 million (Voidable Year), 2018: Free Agent

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Two people take the punter?? really?







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Two people take the punter?? really?



One of the best punters ever? Yes, 2 people took him.






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liquid rabbit
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Punts & kickoffs, happening multiple times a game, are extremely important. And we've got one of the best doing both.





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Brees
Graham
Evans
Lofton
Sproles






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