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If Jones, Mingo or Annsah are there, there won't be a difference in value and defense is certainly a priority.



how do you know this? They could very well have Austin ranked significantly higher than these guys...or the reverse.






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adono
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how do you know this? They could very well have Austin ranked significantly higher than these guys...or the reverse.


Here's why:

Saints’ defense sets record for most yards allowed in a season

2012 Saints defense becomes worst in NFL history

New Orleans Saints set record: Worst defense in NFL history

For every mock draft you can give me that has Austin ranked higher than any of the guys I mentioned, I'll give you 10 that don't.

If the Saints pick a WR with the 15th pick considering what happened with the defense last season, we'll be the laughing stock of the entire league...that's called common sense.




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Rittdog
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I'd be surprised if the Panthers/Bucs pass on him.





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St Augustine
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For every mock draft you can give me that has Austin ranked higher than any of the guys I mentioned, I'll give you 10 that don't.

If the Saints pick a WR with the 15th pick considering what happened with the defense last season, we'll be the laughing stock of the entire league...that's called common sense.




and these mocks have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the Saints big board. It's a frickING MOCK DRAFT ON A WEBSITE. Thank God they don't base their assessments on players based off of some blogger.



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St Augustine
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If the Saints pick a WR with the 15th pick considering what happened with the defense last season, we'll be the laughing stock of the entire league...that's called common sense.


also pretty sure Sean Payton couldn't give a single frick.

Again...just because some mock draft has these guys all in the same area doesn't mean the Saints...or ANY team in the nfl has them viewed as equals. They could have the pass rushers ranked in the top 5-10...or they could have them in the late 20s/2nd round. The same for Austin. WE SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW. Just because YOU perceive them as equal value does not mean any legitimate personnel guy does.



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LooseCannon22282
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I'd be surprised if the Panthers/Bucs pass on him.


the Panthers need help on the D-line and the Bucs need help at corner. but yeah, they could just say "frick it" and load up on offense.

the bucs WR's would be a pretty formidable group if they drafted Austin. Just not sure if it would matter since Freeman is under center.







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LSUBrad5277
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Rams have 16th & 22nd


i would take those 2 and give the rams #15 if they really want austin, if he is available, and if they fear another team might trade for our #15 pick.






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Bear Is Dead
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SIAP but Pitt trading from 17 to 15 may also be an option. They could definitely use a receiver and know the rams would take one off the board at 16. We probably wouldnt get much to move 2 spots, but you never know, maybe a 4th.





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St Augustine
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Rams have 16th & 22nd



i would take those 2 and give the rams #15 if they really want austin, if he is available, and if they fear another team might trade for our #15 pick.



no team in the NFL would give up a first rounder to move 1 spot






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pick up three average players instead of targeting an impact player in the top half of the 1st round. Because nobody good comes out of the 15th pick.
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considering that the general thought amongst "experts" in the national realm is that this draft is loaded with no great players, your stance is wrong. if there were any "impact players" at the 15 spot, then you would be accurate; however, this is not the case. I saw Mayok say a couple weeks back that you can take all 32 "top" players this year, shuffle them up and you'd have some teams draft board. Here is this from Peter King's column yesterday LINK



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As the smoke begins to clear for the 2013 draft, this is obvious: No one loves the top of it. No one. When you talk to league people, you hear over and over about how this is a middle-class draft, with an egalitarian class from the teens until the middle of the second round, and no real can't-miss stars at the top.
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This is not his opinion; it is his reporting of what he is being told. So before you start rolling your eyes at peoples' desire to trade back, you may want to stop and look at your opinion as not being the one that is dominated by the people in the know. Also, just stop using the term "impact player" at 15, because it has become quite clear that there is no true impact player in this draft.



Well played you Midget I agree totally to trade back slightly and try to get a 2nd or 3rd.






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Suntiger
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Rams have 16th & 22nd



i would take those 2 and give the rams #15 if they really want austin, if he is available, and if they fear another team might trade for our #15 pick.


no team in the NFL would give up a first rounder to move 1 spot


That's what I was thinking. More than likely you'd get a 4th or 5th rounder or something.






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adono
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Thank God they don't base their assessments on players based off of some blogger.


Considering the piss poor drafting on the defensive side of the ball by the team, maybe the team should assess from "some blogger"...they, obviously, need help.



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St Augustine
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Well most of the piss poor draft picks have been guys who were highly touted coming out of college Just like these guys you are currently valuing so highly. So if they feel really good about an offensive player I hope they pull the trigger.





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tzimme4
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Apparently, there's a lot interest around the league. I still like the pick at 15 "if" available.
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Unless we think Austin is going to suck, I'd rather not trade with the 9ers so long as another team makes an offer ~90% as good. I think he ends up going to Carolina, though.


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