Saints Mock/FA 1/17/2008 (1 Viewer)

Conrad

Guest
Joined
Oct 2, 2007
Messages
695
Reaction score
0
Offline
Free Agents
<o></o>
CB Drayton Florence [<st1:city><st1>San Diego</st1></st1:city>] 6 years 32 million/14 guaranteed
A solid #2 guy and a physical man cover CB.
<o></o>
OT Kwame Harris [<st1:city><st1>San Francisco</st1></st1:city> 3 years 8 million/ 3 guaranteed
Solid back up and possible starter at RT.
<o>:p> </o>:p>
LB Demorio Williams [<st1:city><st1>Atlanta</st1></st1:city>] 5 years 21 million/ 8 guaranteed
Williams has great speed and will move in at WLB.
<o></o>
Resign
<o></o>
WR Marques Colston 6 years 42 million/ 18 guaranteed
OG Jahri Evans 5 years 30 million/ 15 guaranteed
DE Will Smith 6 years 64 million/ 20 guaranteed
<o></o>
Trade

New Orleans trades 1[10] and 4[112] to Detroit for 1[15] and 2[47] and Detroit selects OT Ryan Clady.
<o></o>
Draft
<o></o>
1[15] LB Curtis Lofton [OU]
<o></o>
The Saints need an impact player at MLB and they have needed one for a number of years. Lofton does not have elite measurables at 6’ 240lbs. but he is an explosive player that simply makes plays when he is on the field.
<o></o>

<o></o>
2[42] DT Frank Okam [<st1:state><st1>Texas</st1></st1:state>]
<o></o>
The Saints grab an undersized MLB in the 1<sup>st</sup> and now they grab him some protection. When the Ravens won the superbowl they had an undersized MLB and a couple of 330lbs. DTs in front of him. At 6’5” 330lbs. Okam and Hollis Thomas will form a wall in the middle of the defense.
<o></o>
<o></o>
2[47] <st1>S DaJuan</st1> Morgan [NC State]
<o></o>
The Saints need a centerfielder in the secondary of the defense and Josh Bullocks simply is not good. I think that Kesviharn will start the season and Morgan who has good size at 6’1” 205lbs. and speed will be developed to take the role.
<o></o>
<o></o>
<o></o>
3[74] TE JerMichael Finley [<st1:state><st1>Texas</st1></st1:state>]
<o></o>
Finley is exceptionally raw but he is also exceptionally talented. At 6’5” 240lbs. he has the size and speed to be a 1<sup>st</sup> round pick next year and the Saints should be happy with a bargain even though it may take a year to get at the potential.
<o></o>
<o></o>
<o></o>
5. DE Marcus Howard [<st1:country-region><st1>Georgia</st1></st1:country-region>]
<o></o>
He is undersized at 6’2” 250lbs. but he has great speed and pass rush ability. He will contribute on 3<sup>rd</sup> down and allow Charles Grant to move inside on passing downs.
<o></o>
<o></o>
<o></o>
6. QB Josh Johnson [<st1:city><st1>San Diego</st1></st1:city>]
<o></o>
The Saints could use a developmental QB and possible long term backup to Brees as Martens is not getting any younger. Johnson has unique physical skills and who knows what Payton can do with him.
<o></o>
<o></o>
<o></o>
7. CB Marcus Walker [OU]
<o></o>
No harm in adding more CBs to the roster.
<o></o>
 

steveohh

Pro-Bowler
Joined
Jul 24, 2007
Messages
903
Reaction score
46
Location
Lafayette,La
Offline
I have my doubts about Florence i think he could turn out to be another jason david we need a #1 corner like Samuels, I wouldnt dump money into another #2 corner but thats just me
 

canuckredux

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Feb 5, 2006
Messages
4,140
Reaction score
1,412
Offline
Kwame Harris is the worst football player in any league anywhere. Otherwise it looks okay. I especially like the DeMorrio Williams signing and I'm really getting into Lofton.
 

DarkBuddha

No White Flags!!!
VIP Contributor
Joined
Jan 17, 2007
Messages
1,748
Reaction score
766
Location
Prague, CZ
Offline
I'd pass on harris too. Ill take florence. we need some veteran signing at CB this offseason and I dont want to break the bank on samuels. trufant maybe. but he would come in slightly cheaper than samuels. otherwise we have david starting opposite young. ouch.

as for the draft. I like the idea of trading down and scooping up a couple LB's or an LB and tackle in the later 1st early 2nd.
 

Brees 2 Colston

Veteran Starter
Joined
Nov 26, 2007
Messages
365
Reaction score
125
Location
Scotland
Offline
Well done on the mock must have taken you ages!! I like what you are saying except I would rather us go for 1 of the Elite CB's that will be available.
 

DownWithDisease

Very Banned
Joined
Nov 18, 2004
Messages
9,882
Reaction score
3,329
Age
43
Location
Kennesaw, Ga.
Offline
Good job... Looks like it took a little time, and I really like the trade and the Lofton pick.

However, what do you have happenning at WR for us with Patten, Henderson, and Copper all heading into free-agency? Also, I saw the TE pick... but you say he is really raw; we'd still need to sign either Johnson or Miller back up.

How about the O-line, with Faine, Goodwin, and Nesbit all set to hit the FA market? Who do we re-sign out of that group.

I'm hoping we draft or sign a KR/PR specialist at some point in the draft. It's a missing part of our team.
 

mvtrucking

Administrator
Administrator
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Joined
Feb 1, 2004
Messages
23,836
Reaction score
490
Location
Monroe, La
Offline
1370(Saints) for 1480(Lions) in trade value points. It would be a fair trade.
 

Super Dad

Super Forum Fanatic
Joined
May 4, 2006
Messages
6,944
Reaction score
1,064
Age
35
Location
Madisonville
Offline
If you guys don't like Stinch you will hate Harris. I remember when the Saints played the 49ers and I was chatting on one of their site how bad they said he was. His biggest problem is that he is slow off the snap and speed rushes kill him so he tries to hard and jumps off side a lot.
 

Scott B

Super Moderator
Staff member
Super Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2002
Messages
9,629
Reaction score
2,382
Age
48
Offline
way too early for Lofton
 

longtime lurker

Buddy D lives FOREVER!
VIP Subscribing Member
VIP Contributor
Gold VIP Contributor
Joined
Jun 5, 2002
Messages
15,987
Reaction score
5,284
Location
Placentia, CA but hometown is Gulfport, MS!
Offline
I love the first pick......and as of right now it looks like the Saints could possibly move down a little and still get Lofton. Things may change, and he may rocket higher like Patrick Willis did last year.

But I really like some of the players that may be there at #10. Lofton & Gholston top my wish list for possible number ones for the Saints.
 

blackngold4877

Very Banned
Joined
Sep 26, 2006
Messages
6,890
Reaction score
1,847
Age
37
Location
Uptown, originally Boston
Offline
I have my doubts about Florence i think he could turn out to be another jason david we need a #1 corner like Samuels, I wouldnt dump money into another #2 corner but thats just me
Disagree. Florence can be passed on, but the Chargers run a 3-4 and send 5 almost every down and keep their safeties dropped back over the top leaving their corners mostly in man with safety help. Nothing like David who came from a cover 2. Florence is a much better fit for the Saints and frankly if McKenzie didn't get hurt he would be a perfect signing.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)



Headlines

Top Bottom