Defensive Playmaker Blues(Posted by blueslover on 11/29/12 at 11:25 am)
Early on predraft 2011 many of us were hot on Aldon Smith as a potential draft pick. His stock rose dramatically after the combine and he wasn't a possibility after that. But still, what a mf playmaker. I'm still very happy with Jordan. You can see him developing before your eyes.
Early on when we had a 2012 2nd Rd pick prolly the favorite choice here that looked to fit the value & need was LB Lavonte David. He's a bit undersized but has one of those non stop motors. Today I see he is the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month with 47 tackles with 5 for loss. Credit the Bucs for trading up to get him. That pick was one before the Saints vacated 2nd Rd spot.
Either one of those guys would have had a huge impact on the Saints D. Not so much those guys specifically but getting that kind of player. 2013 has to be the year we get a player who steps in as a starter day one and is high impact playmaker. It might be a FA like Freeney, Henry Melton, Shaun Phillips, or Connor Barwin. It might be a Damontre Moore or CJ Mosley in the draft. I don't really care who or how. I just wanna see a playmaker on the D side who has to be accounted for like Graham or Sproles on the O side.