What to do in the Draft? | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
bearhc
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2009
1221 posts

What to do in the Draft?


Even though the game got tighter than perhaps it should have been, beating Dallas in Dallas when they needed the win is good. The question is what do we do in the draft? Either our DB coach is lacking or Patrick Robinson is a bust. Our secondary is bad. Are there any free agent DB's that can help us next year? I still think we need defensive lineman in the draft.






Back to top
Share:
loyalauron
LSU Fan
Atlanta
Member since Nov 2012
1325 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


We have a draft talk thread but it's been lost in the gameday deluge.

Anyway, I think we need to go BPA-DE/DL with our first pick. The secondary is not quite as bad as they look.. the front 7 needs to get more pressure for them to play to their potential. We need a good end opposite Cam Jordan (Will Smith sucks), and we could use a DT to compliment Hicks.

We could also use an OLB, but that comes second to DE/DT. A lot of people are arguing that we should maybe target an OT in the first round as well because the protection has not been good this year without Carl Nicks.

Expect the positions that we draft to be a mix of DE/DT/OT with maaaaaybe a safety.






Back to top
bearhc
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2009
1221 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


I agree that Smith is no longer the answer at rush end particularly in light of his salary. The technique of our corners is really poor. Personally, I do not agree with the get inside your opponents shirt and focus on his hands, chest, whatever.but that is what is taught in the NFL. That aside you need to get your head around and look for the ball to make any type of play on it.





Back to top
Suntiger
USA Fan
BR or somewhere else
Member since Feb 2007
20971 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


I like Hicks and Bunkley in the middle. There are some good FA ends available. Most notably Johnson and Avril. We can also draft a DE. I'd rather go OLB in the draft though since there aren't many FA LBers.


I don't think Nicks is the missing link. The interior has been good besides the first few games. I'm ok with Brown taking over at OT. He looked ok. There are also some OT in FA this year too. Where to spend the money is the issue.






Back to top
WMTigerFAN
New Orleans Saints Fan
West Monroe
Member since Feb 2005
1285 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


What money? We're in salary cap hell.





Back to top
LSUZombie
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Apr 2008
12878 posts
 Online 

re: What to do in the Draft?


After how atrocious we've been all year, I think we must go corner (yet again).

Our backs are terrible and all should be replaced. They have poor form, awareness, and all get injured. Time for a major change.






Back to top
LSUZombie
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Apr 2008
12878 posts
 Online 

re: What to do in the Draft?


quote:

What money? We're in salary cap hell.


Considering the same thing was said last year and we signed basically everyone. I'll let Loomis work his magic. We'll be fine.






Back to top
sportsaddit68
LSU Fan
Hammond
Member since Sep 2008
1329 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


1st pick: OLB
2nd pick: OT
3rd pick: CB
4th pick: SS/FS
5th pick: DE
I don't know how many picks we do have, but maybe trading Will Smith (if someone wants that salary) for a couple 4-7th round picks would help.

If we could get more picks, I would get 1 more OLB or MLB, 1 more lineman, maybe a young RB since we only have 10 of them (joke), but only on my last pick would I consider another DT. I think our linebacker depth is the biggest issue on Defense. When vilma wasn't playing, our LB's looked real bad and doesn't persue as well as top defenses.






Back to top
fightingtigers98
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2011
9173 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


I like david amerson out of NCSU. 6'3 195 had 12 ints in 2011.





Back to top
eyeran
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
New Orleans
Member since Dec 2007
16983 posts
 Online 

re: What to do in the Draft?


DE
At this point, every spot in the secondary
Probably another OLB
OT, depending on what happens with Bushrod's contract






Back to top
HMTVBrian2
Northwestern St. Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
2188 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


Sheldon Richarson.





Back to top
rondo
New Orleans Saints Fan
Worst. Poster. Evar.
Member since Jan 2004
59647 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


Robinson is a nickel or dime CB
He NEVER needs to be covering the other teams best player






Back to top
kengel2
LSU Fan
Team Gun
Member since Mar 2004
5558 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


quote:

Our backs are terrible and all should be replaced. They have poor form, awareness, and all get injured. Time for a major change.


At what point does the secondary coach get replaced?






Back to top
saintsalwaysnumber1
Ohio State Fan
Newport news Va
Member since Dec 2008
999 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


we don't need a linebacker hawthorn and lofton with chamberlain when he comes back from injury. we need safety and corners plus de and another dt. Oline is also a must. Linebacker should not be our main focus. Chamberlain would of been a monster with spags he showed a lot of promise. Maybe a deep threat wr.





Back to top
DoubleDown
Alabama Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
3387 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


Not even trying to be a dick but the Saints need to ensure all the pieces are in place in the coaching staff first. You guys have to get a deal done ASAP with CSP.

This offseason bull shite with lingering deals (Drew and now CSP) would drive me to NOT be a fan of the saints, if I were one.






Back to top
saintsfan22
New Orleans Saints Fan
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
25392 posts
 Online 

re: What to do in the Draft?


quote:

This offseason bull shite with lingering deals (Drew and now CSP) would drive me to NOT be a fan of the saints, if I were one.


Typical Falcons fan mentality






Back to top
tigerswin03
LSU Fan
SAINTS / PELICANS FAN
Member since Jan 2009
3611 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


jenkens should be moved back to corner...we need a good safety.....then olb....and ol and dl





Back to top
DoubleDown
Alabama Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
3387 posts

re: What to do in the Draft?


??
If you say so. Actually, I love the offseason turmoil that you guys are annually having lately.






Back to top
Sammobile
New Orleans Saints Fan
Hollywood South
Member since Jan 2009
20132 posts
 Online 

re: What to do in the Draft?


quote:




Typical Falcons fan mentality

definition of a fair weather fan






Back to top
Champagne
New Orleans Saints Fan
French and Spanish Empire Border
Member since Oct 2007
10912 posts
 Online 

re: What to do in the Draft?


quote:

Actually, I love the offseason turmoil that you guys are annually having lately.


frick you, a-hole.






Back to top


Back to top




//