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Prospects the Saints have met with



Josh Boyd, DL, Mississippi State (EW)
Aaron Dobson, WR, Marshall (SR)
Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky (EW)
Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri (SR)
Corey Grissom, DL, South Florida (SR)
Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma (EW)
Zach Line, RB, SMU (EW)
TJ McDonald, DB, USC (SR)
Bradley McDougald, S, Kansas (EW)
Leon McFadden, DB, San Diego State (SR)
Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon (SR)
Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M (EW) (VINT)
Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College (EW)
Trent Steelman, WR, Army (EW)
Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond (EW)
Chase Thomas, LB, Stanford (SR)
Brandon Williams, DL, Missouri Southern (SR)
Terrance Williams, WR, Baylor (SR)
Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas (SR)

SR - Senior Bowl meeting.
EW - East-West Shrine meeting.
COM - Combine meeting.
INT - Interested.
VINT - Very Interested.
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adding a scouting report for Michael since designated as very interested-

- For a back that’s 5-11, he does a great job pressing the hole with a low pad level.
- Does a nice job making himself small, balling his frame up and limiting the amount of area defenders can wrap on him.
- Is a compact runner with good balance and natural width through his running base.
- Possesses the power/balance to cleanly side step contact at full speed and/or bounce off would be tackles.
- Presses space quickly in the backfield and gets through the hole in an instant.
- Is a deliberate runner, is decisive making his mind up quickly, attacking the first hole he sees with a low pad level and getting all he can get.
- Doesn’t leave many yards on the field.
- Showcases good cut back ability inside. Keeps his feet under him, is explosive changing directions and accelerates well out of his breaks.
- Displays some “make you miss” ability when he gets squared up on as well. Showcases solid lateral quickness to side step a defender and accelerate up the field.
- Displays “plus” speed in the open field and is a big play threat. Plays like a low 4.4 guy.
- Runs with authority and power in all areas of the game. Will break is fair share of tackles at the line of scrimmage because of his strength and ability to run aggressively behind his pads.
- Keeps his legs churning through contact and seems to wear defenders down as the game goes on.
- Looks natural plucking the football out of the backfield and creating in space.
- Averaged 6.0 yards per carry as a junior and was clearly the more impressive prospect on Texas A&M in comparison to teammate Cyrus Gray, who was drafted in the 6th round in 2012.

What I didn’t like…

- He’s coming off an ACL tear and his medical will be a concern.
- Hasn’t ever been able to carry an overly heavy load throughout his career, with his most carries coming during his freshman season with 166.
- Will get lose with the ball at times when he gets into the open field, allowing it to get away from his body.
- Isn’t a big time “make you miss” athlete in the open field. Is at his best when running at speed.
- Does everything well, but isn’t overly dynamic in any area of the game, more of a solid, meat and potatoes type of back.

Overall…

Outside of the medical concerns, there aren’t too many negatives to the game of Texas A&M RB Christine Michael. He’s not the most dynamic of lateral athletes. However, he certainly has enough wiggle to make defenders miss in a phone booth and in space. He accelerates well, runs hard, possesses good vision and feel inside, and can create the big play in space.

He might not be as physically imposing or as sudden as some of the other top-tier running back prospects in the class. But, he has a game that is built for the NFL as he doesn’t take many negative runs, keeps teams ahead of the chains and can break a big play at anytime either running between the tackles or toward the edge.

He’s a guy who needs to prove he’s healthy. However, if he can do that, looks like a prospect who could end up going somewhere in the 2nd/3rd round range and end up being a steal as a potential starting caliber NFL runner.
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seibert23
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re: Prospects the Saints have met with


Hmmm... So no one from the combine? At least none reported I guess.





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Bduhon55
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Corey Grissom, DL, South Florida (SR)

Yes Please!!!

Tyler Wilson....Interesting....






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Bduhon55
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I live in Tampa and went to a USF game and was impressed by a few players including DT Corey Grissom. He was fast for his size, blew up the OL, had the size of an NFL nose tackle.


Grissom VS Louisville






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cuddlemonkey
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NFL.com's player comparison for Christine Michael is Chris Ivory...





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Cajun Invasion
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Surprised not one OT was on the list.





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xxKylexx
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Everything I've heard from my friend seems to indicate that he'll go undrafted as well. Not a big team player apparently and needs to really be humbled from what I gather.





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LooseCannon22282
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Brandon Williams, DL, Missouri Southern (SR


from a smaller school... Saints lock



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Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas (SR)


probably just due diligence but I actually think he'll be a good QB in the pros.






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iliveinabox
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Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas (SR)



interesting






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blueslover
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I wouldn't mind a developmental QB with higher upside than Daniel. If Wilson or Manuel could be had 4th or later it could prove fruitful. Daniel was at $1million last year. Since we're scrapping for cap dollars some savings could be gained.

Would love turning a backup into a return investment like was done with Cassel or Schaub. Shades of Gary Cuozzo for a #1 overall.






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MISSIPSAINT
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Looks like we will shop a running back and move down to pick up a second round pick. NT looks like the first pick with Richardson. Picks for this year looks like DL LB CB S WR and RB if we let one of ours go. I have heard the like T.J. McDonald USC.





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jamal
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so what are you basically trying to say.





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blueslover
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Looks like we will shop a running back and move down to pick up a second round pick

Who are we getting a 2nd Rd pick for? Ivory is the only one linked to any movement. I'd call a 4th or 5th a good return for him.

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NT looks like the first pick with Richardson

disagree completely, don't see him on any boards at all as a 3-4 NT. As a 3 tech he could go before the Saints tho.

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I have heard they like T.J. McDonald USC

Any link or where didja hear this?








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blueslover
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NFL.com's Gil Brandt reports Texas A&M RB Christine Michael missed two team interviews at the Combine after oversleeping.
Truly inexplicable. Michael put on a show in Indy, posting a 43-inch vertical leap, 4.54 40-yard dash, 10-foot-5 broad jump and 27 reps on the bench press. But he spent his senior year deep in coach Kevin Sumlin's doghouse, and is sorely lacking in maturity. He has talent worth gambling on, but teams are unlikely to do so before day three.
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TIGERSby10
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Prospects the Saints have met with


Hopefully to tell them we are not interested.



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