#178 overall - New Orleans Saints poll (2008 "Experts" Mock draft) (1 Viewer)

With the #178 overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints select . . .


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For those unaware, we've been running a 31 team mock draft on the SSF, located here
The SR.com 2008 7-round Mock Draft {***now drafting***} - SaintsReport Community Forums

We've decided to leave the New Orleans Saints selection up to the SSF at large.

The Saints have already selected
CB Leodis McKelvin
DT Trevor Laws
OLB/DE Shawn Crable
TE Kellen Davis
Select the player you think the Saints should select at #178 overall. I've included most plausible options at #178 at most positions.

Round 5
(136) 1 Cin (13from KC(from Mia)(17from Ari)) - WR Steve Johnson, Kentucky
(137) 2 StL - SS Jamar Adams, Michigan
(138) 3 Atl - TE Brad Cottam, Tennessee
(139) 4 Den (from oak) - LB Jordan Dizon, Colorado
(140) 5 KC - OT Barry Richardson, Clemson
(141) 6 Car (from nyj) - LB Gary Guyton, Georgia Tech
--forfeited (SF <--------------- (Pick forfeited for tampering))
--forfeited (bal - sup. draft)
(142) 8 Chi (from car) - DT Lionel Dotson, Arizona
(143) 9 Buf (from chi) - FB Owen Schmidt, WVa
(144) 10 Det - CB/S Simeon Castille, Alabama
(145) 11 Dal (16from Cin) - RB Jalen Parmele, Toledo
(146) 12 NO - TE Kellen Davis, Michigan State
(147) 13 Car (12from Jac (from Buf)) - OL Jeremy Zuttah, Rutgers
(148) 14 Den - C Steve Justice - Wake Forest
(149) 15 Dal (9from Ari) - QB Colt Brennan, Hawaii
(150) 16 Min - TE Jacob Tamme, Kentucky
(151) 17 Hou - OG Donald Thomas, UConn
(152) 18 NYG (19from Phi) - WR Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State
(153) 19 Ind (18from TB) - C John Sullivan, Notre Dame
(154) 20 Was - QB Josh Johnson, San Diego State
(155) 21 Jac - CB Jack Williams, Kent St.
(156) 22 Cle - CB Jonathan Zenon, LSU
(157) 23 Pit - DE Keilen Dykes, West Virginia
(158) 24 Ten - RB Justin Forsett, Cal
(159) 25 Ari (20from Sea) - LB Vince Hall, VIrginia Tech
(160) 26 SD - RB/FB Lex Hilliard, Montana
(161) 27 Dal (10from Ind) - DB Brandon Carr, Grand Valley State
(162) 28 GB - QB Erik Ainge, Tennessee
(163) 29 Bal (15 from Dal) - S Marcus Griffin, Texas
(164) 30 NE - TE Martin Rucker, Missouri
(165) 31 Phi (19from NYG) - DE Tommy Blake, TCU
**(166) 32 SD - OT Geoff Schwartz, Oregon

Round 6
(167) 1 TB (14from Mia)TB (18from Ind)) - OT/OG Pedro Sosa, Rutgers
(168) 2 StL - OLB Bryan Kehl, BYU
(169) 3 Oak - SS Jamie Silva, Boston College
(170) 4 Sea (20from Ari (13from KC)) - RB Chad Simpson, Morgan State
(171) 5 NYJ - TE Jermichael Finley, Texas.
(172) 6 Atl - CB DeJuan Tribble, Boston College
(173) 7 Bal - CB Dwight Lowery, San Jose State
(174) 8 SF - G Drew Radovich, USC
(175) 9 Chi - QB Kevin O'Connell, San Diego St.
(176) 10 Det - WR D.J. Hall, Alabama
(177) 11 Oak (1 from cin) - DE Titus Brown, Miss. State
(178) 12 NO


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I chose the kicker. The sixth round is fine for the top rated kicker. He has a big leg, can hit the 50+ yard FGs and can kick off. I'd rather not go into the season with Grammatica or Mare (if re-signed).
 

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Hester will almost undoubtedly win this poll.

My top 3 were Bowman, Moffit (operating under the premise that Crable would be a DE for us), and Arrington. I went with Bowman because I like his upside. I figured we had depth at the Mike spot locked down with Vilma/Simoneau/Shanle. I like Arrington, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to have more talent in the secondary.
 

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Green-Ellis would eat Hester for breakfast...
 
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I voted Paul Smith. 3 year starter under some quality offensive coaches. Accurate, pocket presence, high Attempt/INT ratio, has the reputation of a "field general", etc.

The knocks on him are his height (6-1) and playing out of the shotgun. Hey we've heard that said about a QB before right? ;)

Anyways, I'm not a Palko fan and Burnell isn't anymore of a solution then Martin was 2 years ago.
 

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Payton seems to be high on Palko, IMO we won't draft a qb. I think we would go WR, RB, O-line, or kicker here.
 

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I like Cody Wallace here...I' have him rated as the 4th best C in the draft.
 

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Ikegwuono is a freakin steal here in the 6th round.
 

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What makes you say that?

Well, one thing would be from the Chat with Jimmy Smith he said -

timespicayune - JIMMY SMITH: Nice to see the Matt Flynn fan club check in, Greg. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I don’t see the Saints drafting another young quarterback. Sean Payton seems pleased with Tyler Palko’s up-side, so they’ll stick with him. Flynn might get a shot with some team as a free-agent, the same way Palko did last year with the Saints.


I've also heard other things just don't remember where from.
 

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Ikegwuono is a freakin steal here in the 6th round.

I agree. It's pretty much a low risk/high reward pick at #6. He has injury concerns and possible character issues, but for the 6th round, there's value there.
 

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What makes you say that?

The fact that Palko stuck around over Jason Fife, stopped getting sent to the practice squad late last year, and they just signed a left handed vet backup/mentor who is the very personification of the highest hopes anybody could have for Palko. And Jimmy Smith from the TP is getting the same vibe re: Palko sticking around for a while (meaning the rest of 08 minimum, I'm sure.)

Which isn't to say that there won't be another QB brought in for camp and/or practice squad. And who can ever know who beats who out at Milsaps? But I think "Payton is high on Palko" has been reasonably established.
 

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Jack Ikegwuonu. His upside is so high if he comes back from his injuries that the 6th round is definitely a safe spot to take the risk on. Even if he has a Meachem rookie season on the practice squad, if we can get him healthy he's easily a 1st-day talent. Worth a 6th rounder.
 

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I like Paul Smith. He seems like the type of QB that Payton can mold into a very good player. I also like Jacob Hester and would love for the Saints to add him on draft day. But, for now, I got to go with Jack Ikegwuonu. He's a talented CB who had first round talent. The ACL injury was a major blow but this guy is a stud and I think spending a sixth for him is a solid low-risk/high reward move.
 
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