Excited about our pick at 24? (1 Viewer)

RJ in Lafayette

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My concern is that no top player drops that far, that our top 15 players or so are off the board, and that our grades for the players still available are similar to those for several players who will be picked 10 or 15 slots later.

For those players who may be available at 24, whom do you like? Jefferson, Shenault, Dobbins and possibly Queen come to mind for me. I think Dobbins, if we get a good 40 time, might be the upset. But at 24, there is no interior offensive linemman, defensive back, or tight end who excites me.

It is not in our DNA to trade down, but this is the year we should really consider it. More likely, I see a trade up six or so slots to get somebody we really like Jeudy.
 

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There are a lot of tackles that look pretty good. I haven’t read up on jones from Houston but he could easily be there
 

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I think Murray or Trevon Diggs are attractive options around 24
 

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Picks at #24:
2019- Josh Jacobs
2018- DJ Moore, Calvin Ridley went 26th
2017- Gareon Conley, Ramczyk went 32nd
2016- William Jackson, CB
2015- DJ Humphries, OL
2014- Darqueze Dennard, CB
2013- Bjorn Werner, DE, bust; DeAndre Hopkins went 27th
Other notable 24th picks: Cam Jordan, David DeCastro, Dez Bryant, Jonathan Joseph, Aaron Rodgers, Steven Jackson, Dallas Clark, Ed Reed, Eric Moulds and Craig Heyward.

We have a shot of getting a very good player/starter for years to come at 24. Who Dat!!!
 

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I am no so sure if teams will be willing to trade up for our pick, since I think there is more or less the same value from pick #15 to pick #45. The only exception I see is quarterback, or if an offensive tackle falls more than expected.

Truth is, we are going to get a good player. Right now the obvious choices are linebacker, receiver of cornerback, and there will be several prospects available.

And if we are able to strength our depth, I would not be surprised if we draft a player from a position in which we currently have depth. There very attractive options at running back there. I won't be surprised if we look towards Wisconsin.
 
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Right now, this is my top tier of players (in no particular order): Burrow, Tua, Herbert, Jeudy, Lamb, Ruggs, Thomas, Becton, Wirfs, Wills, Young, Brown, Kinlaw, Simmons, Okemah and Henderson. I don't know if any will drop to 24, though two or three so might make it into the 20s, probably a receiver and perhaps an offensive tackle.

And yes, the Saints doubtless have other players graded more highly than a few listed above.
 

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I did a top 25 yesterday and while doing it realized how much I love the top 28 or so in this class. Among those 28 there’s guaranteed to be 10ish disappointments, but I think 24 is a good spot to still get a quality pick.

The Saints are also way better at drafting than the majority of the NFL. Remember how awful last season’s picks were from like 21-32? Teams panicked or something. Wouldn’t expect NO to do the same.
 

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I’ll be more surprised if the Saints actually pick in the 24th slot than if they trade up for “their guy”.

I fully expect them to have a guy in their crosshairs and make a move up to secure that player... even it’s only a few slots to get ahead of the Pats and take the LB or CB they love.
My gut tells me the Saints really like Zack Baun
 

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The Saints are also way better at drafting than the majority of the NFL. Remember how awful last season’s picks were from like 21-32? Teams panicked or something. Wouldn’t expect NO to do the same.
Are the Saints really that much better than the rest of the NFL?
We picked Latt over White and the Ram pick would have the LB who's not in the NFL anymore. And if Davenport's NFL career are as injury prone as his first two seasons, we will have waisted 2 first Rd pick on him.
 

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