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This is pre free agency, pre combine, etc., and obviously team needs may change. However, a very early look at the Saints draft. I tried to keep it as realistic as possible.

ROUND 1

Saints trade1st (#10) and 3rd (#79) for Ravens 1st (#8) and S Gerome Sapp.

With the 8th pick in the NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints select DT Sedrick Ellis, USC.
  • This trade is a win-win. The Saints move in front of the Bengals to get an immediate impact player, and also get a safety in Gerome Sapp that can play either position. The Ravens pick up another third round pick and also get to screw the division rival Bengals out of Sedrick Ellis. I don't think we need to move up anymore than this, because the teams at 6 and 7 run 3-4 defenses.
ROUND 2

With the 42nd pick in the NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints select CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, Tennessee State.
  • With Mike Jenkins, Aqib Talib, Antoine Cason, and Leodis McKelvin off the board, the Saints go with a CB with tremendous upside to help shore up the secondary. Rogers-Cromartie is similar to his cousin; tall, athletic, and has nice hands for a corner.
ROUND 3

Saints trade Josh Bullocks and 6th (#172) for Broncos 3rd (#74)

With the 74th pick in the NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints select LB Phillip Wheeler, Georgia Tech.
  • With Gerome Sapp, the Saints can afford to give up JB to the Broncos who pass over Kenny Phillips in the first round. Phillip Wheeler is the best MLB left on the board and the Saints take him without hesitation here.
ROUND 4

With the 110th pick in the 2008 NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints select CB Terrence Wheatley, Colorado.
  • The Saints select another CB to help the struggling secondary. Wheatley isn't the tallest, fastest, or most athletic CB in the draft, but you can't really measure intangibles. Wheatley has fluid hips and a nice backpedal. Wheatley played the most snaps from scrimmage on the entire Colorado team, and also led the Buffaloes in INTs, passes defensed, and touchdowns saved.
ROUND 5

With the 141st pick in the 2008 NFL draft, the New Orleans Saints select RB Tim Hightower, Richmond.
  • The Saints select another RB as insurance to Deuce not being able to come back and if Stecker doesn't re-sign, and continue the trend of picking from small schools. Hightower was a second team All-American in the FCS division. His stats for last year were 1,924 yds. rushing (2,152 total yds.) and 20 TDs (23 total). He also had two games with 295 and 241 yds., the first and fourth most in Richmond history.
ROUND 6

No selections in this round.


ROUND 7

With the 203rd pick in the 2008 NFL draft, the New Orleans Saint select TE Mike Peterson, Northwest Missouri State.
  • Another small school prospect. Peterson is a converted FB with nice hands and decent speed. He looks to be in the mold of a raw Chris Cooley.
Thoughts?
 

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This is the best mock i've seen yet. If we took care of business in free agency and added this draft to it, we're be back in the playoffs.
 

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Until last week, I was one who was saying that Ellis would be availableat 8 because theteams picking from 6 to 8 play a 3-4 defense. No longer. Ellis has become a top 5 pick and could go before Dorsey.
 

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Actually, that's not too bad. I do hope that LB is addressed in FA though, judging by this draft.
 

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With the games that Ellis and Cromartie had... Ellis will probably be top 5... and Cromartie won't make it out of the 1st round.

Solid mock nonetheless :9:
 

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Round 1
DT Sedrick Ellis USC- although it would require a trade up
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=15666
OLB Keith Rivers USC
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=33617
CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=72974
Round 2
OLB Shawn Crable Michigan
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=10055
DT Frank Okam Texas
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=33733
Round 3
DT DeMario Pressley NC State
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=11458
DT Trevor Laws-ND
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=15894
Round 4
FS Marcus Griffin-Texas
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=8762
QB Chad Henne-Michigan- must’ve had a great week, he jumped up 2 rounds according to the site.
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=33297
QB John David Booty-USC
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=15648
Round 5
DT Nick Hayden- Wisconsin
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=33856
Round 6
DT Keilen Dykes West Va.
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=9650
ILB Ben Moffitt- USF
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=13311
7th
DT Henry Smith Texas A& M
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=73731
DT Chris Norwell-Illinois
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=9815
UDFA
Car yds avg long TDS
Jalen Parmele-sr-6’ 220
257 1429 5.6 54 14
Jalen Parmele-receiving stats
17 157 9.2 28(TD) 1
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=14043
WR/TE
Jabari Arthur=akron 6’4 225
72 987 13.7 51(TD) 10
He is has been drafted by Montreal in the CFL.
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=15943
Chris Hopkins-Toledo 6’5” 255 4.82
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=19565
There hasn’t been an update since real early Oct.

OL
Joe Marafine-sr-ksu OL 6-4 305 Sr.

DB
John Mackey 5’10” 195 DB 5-10 213 Sr.
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=16010
Greg Hay-SS- Toledo 6’2 212 4.65
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=14012
Jonal Saint-Dic-OLB-MSU
http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=80431
 

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I see Ellis going to the Chiefs with the fifth pick.
 

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With that draft and getting an LB in FA, it could be a perfect offseason. But sadly, it doesn't look like Ellis will be there at 8, it might even be more of a possibility for Dorsey to be there with the 8th pick than Ellis at this point.
 

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What GM is going to give up anywhere near a 3rd round pick for Josh Bullocks? :_rofl:

I thought we traded our 6th rounder for Mare anyway?
 

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good mock, but drc wont be a 2nd rounder now. It all depends on the coin flip, The chiefs spent picks on de and dt last year in the 2nd and 3rd i dont see it happening again
 

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