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I was just wondering if we will either sign or draft a Nose Tackle since we don't have Malcom Brown anymore. The only ones we have left are DT's and not really considered NT's.
1. David Onyemata- 6'4"/300#
2. Shy Tuttle- 6'3"/300#
3. Ryan Glasgow- 6'3"/300#
4. Malcolm Roach- 6'3"/290#
5. Jalen Dalton- 6'6"/300#
6. Christian Ringo- 6'1"/300#

We need that big hole plugger space eater type in the middle that Brown was for us the past 2 years. We need someone in the range of 320# to 330#. The only one in FA I can see worth a look is Danny Shelton, who is relatively still young at 28 and would probably come pretty cheap. I think we also need to draft a NT too. The best all around NT's I've done some research on so far is:
1. Bobby Brown III- NT, 6'3"/325#, Texas A&M, Stout in the middle against the run and can collapse the pocket.
2. Alim McNeil- NT, 6'2"/320#, NC St. good against the run, won't get you many sacks. Needs to get better technique.
3. Glen Logan- NT, 6'3"/339#, LSU, can be an immovable object in the middle of a D-Line. Can't find much information on him.
I was also thinking maybe a guy like Christian Barmore could work at the NT position. He is 6'4"/310#. Was reading a bio on him that says he plays the run and rushes the passer exceptionally well.
What are y'all's thoughts on this.
 
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I hope that the saints take a look at current free agent DaQuan Jones from the titans.


He is not flashy, but does the job against the run. And he is relatively young.
They need to jump all over that
 
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It's a lot easier to gain weight than it is to gain talent. DT is a possible need. Lots of young unproven guys on the roster. But I'd focus on bringing in talent that can stop the run more than bringing in a fat guy that would only be useful on a few snaps per series. I'm also not a big fan of drafting NTs...they eat their way out of the league here in New Orleans.
 
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It's a lot easier to gain weight than it is to gain talent. DT is a possible need. Lots of young unproven guys on the roster. But I'd focus on bringing in talent that can stop the run more than bringing in a fat guy that would only be useful on a few snaps per series. I'm also not a big fan of drafting NTs...they eat their way out of the league here in New Orleans.
I only remember John Jenkins backpedaling his way out
 

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I'm hoping we go LB or CB in first round. The draft is deep with D-Linemen this year, we will probably be able find what we need somewhere between rounds 2 -4.
Good observation. Saints need a run stuffer... you can generally get those later... it’s an important but generally devalued position.
 
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There was this tandem called “The Heavy Lunch Bunch” Norman Hand and Grady Jackson. Pretty sure both had eating problems while in N.O.
Yeah I remember them. Hand even had his own wing restaurant if I remember correctly. No wonder he ate himself outta NOLA lol. But my point was I don't recall that being the case with Jenkins. He just str8up sucked
 
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Yeah I remember them. Hand even had his own wing restaurant if I remember correctly. No wonder he ate himself outta NOLA lol. But my point was I don't recall that being the case with Jenkins. He just str8up sucked
Well coming from Georgia, Jenkins was a lot better than Sullivan who we wasted 2 1st round picks on. But Jenkins played pretty good as a rookie. Then we started changing defensive schemes and I think that kinda stunted his growth in the defense.
 

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Well coming from Georgia, Jenkins was a lot better than Sullivan who we wasted 2 1st round picks on. But Jenkins played pretty good as a rookie. Then we started changing defensive schemes and I think that kinda stunted his growth in the defense.
HAHA. Yeah, when you are at LEAST a better grade than Sullivan. That was painful.
 

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It's a lot easier to gain weight than it is to gain talent. DT is a possible need. Lots of young unproven guys on the roster. But I'd focus on bringing in talent that can stop the run more than bringing in a fat guy that would only be useful on a few snaps per series. I'm also not a big fan of drafting NTs...they eat their way out of the league here in New Orleans.

That's why it makes sense to stick to Nose Tackles like Nick Fairley and Broderick Bunkley.

A guy like Milton Williams would be perfect because he is super-athletic.
 
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That's why it makes sense to stick to Nose Tackles like Nick Fairley and Broderick Bunkley.

A guy like Milton Williams would be perfect because he is super-athletic.
From what I saw in the video, he would be amazing at the NT for us. This guy is very quick and athletic and powerful enough to move those big offensive linemen. I wonder if we could get him with one of our 3rd round picks. That way we can use our 1st and 2nd on a CB and LB.
 

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From what I saw in the video, he would be amazing at the NT for us. This guy is very quick and athletic and powerful enough to move those big offensive linemen. I wonder if we could get him with one of our 3rd round picks. That way we can use our 1st and 2nd on a CB and LB.

They could probably get him for cheaper than that. Like a 4th or 5th.

Did you see how he held up against those doubles and single blocks? Not to mention pass rush ability.
 
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They could probably get him for cheaper than that. Like a 4th or 5th.

Did you see how he held up against those doubles and single blocks? Not to mention pass rush ability.
That was one of the first things I noticed. I believe if you put him and Onyemata together at the same time, because they are both powerful. They would wreak havoc on and offensive line. We'd have more production from the middle of the D-Line.
 

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