Poll So who's your preference to move to Guard: McCoy or Ruiz? (1 Viewer)

So who's your preference to move to Guard: McCoy or Ruiz?

  • McCoy

    Votes: 63 71.6%
  • Ruiz

    Votes: 25 28.4%

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Last season we all thought the Saints had found their center for the next 10yrs, and then the FO drafts another center in the 1ST ROUND. Is Ruiz a better center prospect than McCoy? Who's more athletic to pull/swing out in space? Do you make Drew learn another brand new center and the nuances with the snap exchange for a 2nd consecutive season in potentially his last season?
 

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Ruiz is known for his smarts, which is one of the most important qualities in a center. I see him becoming our long-term C and McCoy moving over to RG. Both played some guard in college, so both are versatile, but I think Ruiz is the prototypical center.
 
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Well here's what we know:

- A few months ago, Jeff Duncan said not to be surprised if McCoy was moved to guard.
- It's been well documented that the FO wasn't pleased with Warford's play last season.
- McCoy played very well in his rookie season, but the decline in presnap reads and assignments from Unger to McCoy was obvious at times.
- McCoy probably has the better physical profile and athleticism to man the RG spot than Ruiz.

The better longterm CEILING choice seems to be Ruiz at C and McCoy at RG, though they may decide, for CONTINUITY purposes in potentially Brees' final year, to keep McCoy at C for the short term.

My money is on Ruiz at C and McCoy at RG, assuming they're able to orchestrate a trade for Warford in exchange for a 2nd or 3rd. That would really tie all this together and conjure up the Loomis gifs.
 

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Well here's what we know:

- A few months ago, Jeff Duncan said not to be surprised if McCoy was moved to guard.
- It's been well documented that the FO wasn't pleased with Warford's play last season.
- McCoy played very well in his rookie season, but the decline in presnap reads and assignments from Unger to McCoy was obvious at times.
- McCoy probably has the better physical profile and athleticism to man the RG spot than Ruiz.

The better longterm CEILING choice seems to be Ruiz at C and McCoy at RG, though they may decide, for CONTINUITY purposes in potentially Brees' final year, to keep McCoy at C for the short term.

My money is on Ruiz at C and McCoy at RG, assuming they're able to orchestrate a trade for Warford in exchange for a 2nd or 3rd. That would really tie all this together and conjure up the Loomis gifs.


I was just coming on to say the same thing....for CONTINUITY purposes in potentially Brees' final year, to keep McCoy at C for the short term....

Good post. If I didn't know better, I would think you are in Payton's head.
 

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Last season we all thought the Saints had found their center for the next 10yrs, and then the FO drafts another center in the 1ST ROUND. Is Ruiz a better center prospect than McCoy? Who's more athletic to pull/swing out in space? Do you make Drew learn another brand new center and the nuances with the snap exchange for a 2nd consecutive season in potentially his last season?
He (Ruiz), will compete at guard.
 

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Must protect Drew.
 

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I'm guessing they will compete at camp and coaches will make the decision. (If there is a camp)
 

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I don't think Peat is that good but apparently they do. I thought McCoy did good last year but apparently he didn't. A first ground grade is better than a 2nd round grade.
We'll see
 

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Who generally commands a higher salary, free agency-wise? Guards or centers?
 

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The lack of a rookie camp, and OTA's and, possibly, a short training camp makes me think that maybe Ruiz either plays guard this season and moves to center next season or he begins the season as a backup while he masters the line calls and develops a rapport with Breesus.
 

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I'm guessing they will compete at camp and coaches will make the decision. (If there is a camp)
As much as we all say how much we hate preseason games, they just got more importanter [sic] ... at least for this year. Also important is the amount of self-starters you have, the guys that don't show up in camp out of shape.
 

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With a doubt McCoy is moving to guard IMO. I mean as soon as the pick was announced that was my conclusion. They seem prefer someone with more knowledge getting the correct calls & adjustments at the center position. I mean he was only rookie and would likely get it down with more experience. I just hope we not wasting his talent moving him to guard. McCoy was one of the top centers in last years draft and we desperately needed one. But with Warford play in somewhat “decline” than they saw Ruiz as the more safe pick IMO.

Ruiz has a far more chance at not being a bust than someone like Queen. I think Payton’s track record with linebackers had such a huge influence on that pick without a doubt. I just want to know what happens if Warford takes this challenge and plays some of his best ball if we keep him for depth. He’s only like 28 years old, so he can’t be in too much “decline”. If he beats out McCoy due to experience then I’ll be even more ticked off. They better hope McCoy or Ruiz can play guard effectively

I wish Murray would of fell one more spot and we would of taken him since he would of been the best pick for us by far IMO.
 
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