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  • Agree. McCauley should have been the pick.



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    • Originally posted by diabsoule View Post
      I know what the front office is capable of but I would much rather have drafted McCauley than Young.
      True at first glance I'd have to agree with you there. However I'm just going to have to trust them on this call, I don't do nearly as much research, and watch as much film as the scouts do.

      A lot of other teams passed on McCauley so I have to question what was wrong there. According to this site Young is a hard worker, very intelligent, and he enjoys watching game film and trying to improve himself. Sounds exactly like the type of player Sean Payton is looking for, and the coaches can mold.

      Usama Young - New Era Scouting Report
      Smart player who makes the calls in the defensive backfield. Spends a lot of time in the film room preparing for a game. Played in 45 games, starting 37.

      Worked hard to get better as a player both physically and mentally. In the off-season, he doesn't get lazy and maintains his hard work habit.

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      • We just took Andy Alleman at #88.



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        • Andy Alleman, OG from Akron with the 88th overall pick.

          Good pick I had him going to the Saints in one scenario. Athletic, guy who can get to the outside and 2nd level, perfect fit for the Saints scheme. Provides great depth along the O-line.

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          • I'm okay with the Young pick, but not all that excited about this Alleman kid. I wanted Quinn Pitcock there.
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            • Quite a few nice prospects left for Day 2, we have quite a few picks. I wouldn't rule out the Saints making a move or 2 tomorrow.

              Antonio Johnson, Kareem Brown, Walter Thomas, Brandon Siler, Zak DeOssie, Stephen Nicholas, even Ben Patrick hasn't been taken yet.
              Last edited by Auron; 04-28-2007, 10:16 PM.

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              • Here's a overview of the Saints 1st Day.


                1.27 - Robert Meachem - WR (Tennessee)
                Height: 6-2 | Weight: 214 | 40-Time: 4.39


                Highlight Video
                *some very interesting stats "Meachem was thrown to 8 times in the redzone and caught all 8 of those passes, and has never fumbled in his college career."

                Has terrific timed speed and quickness with a burst. Excellent size and he knows how to use it. Has a pretty solid build and the frame to bulk up further. Has long arms. Elusive and runs well after the catch. Shows some power and he'll break tackles. Has big hands and will snatch the ball out of the air. A big play threat in the vertical passing game. Coming off his best season and still has some upside.
                Auron's Take: After thinking about it for a while I love this pick. Meachem should solidify the #2 WR spot, and be an excellent compliment opposite Colston. He's a humble good character kid, hard worker. Mickey and Sean were surprised when they saw he fell to our pick.

                Here's a Madden preview pic of him as a Saint.

                (love the fact he's getting open against the Bears :D)

                2.66 - Usama Young - CB (Kent St.)
                Height: 5-11 | Weight: 196 | 40-Time: 4.39

                Parts of Usama Young Scouting Report

                Smart player who makes the calls in the defensive backfield. Spends a lot of time in the film room preparing for a game. Played in 45 games, starting 37.

                Worked hard to get better as a player both physically and mentally. In the off-season, he doesn't get lazy and maintains his hard work habit.

                Young is an extremely athletic football player that often showcases his agility and speed. Will benefit from better coaching, which will help him exploit his physical gifts

                A good guy who works in the community and was Kent State's nominee for the Draddy Award which combines academic achievement, community work and football skill. Very humble.
                Auron's Take: We traded down into the top of the 3rd to land this pick, we passed on McCauley which seemed like a questionable move but we could've struck gold with another small school gem yet again with Young. He is a great character guy, who is a hardworker, he has great potential, and measurables a highly productive 4 year starter. The important part is, he won't be forced to play right away and the coaches can groom him behind McKenzie, and Jason David.

                3.88 - Andy Alleman - OG (Akron)
                Height: 6-4 | Weight: 305 | 40-Time: 5.07

                Strengths:
                Has a good frame and can still get bigger...Excellent athlete for the position with solid timed speed...Moves well and can adjust in space...Hard worker with a great motor...Plays with a nasty attitude...Light on his feet...Has a good deal of upside.

                Weaknesses:
                Is raw and he still has much to learn about playing the position from a technique and fundamentals standpoint...Could still stand to add some weight...He needs to get stronger, especially in his lower body...Might not be an ideal fit for everyone.

                Notes:
                Actually began his career as a defensive end at Pittsburgh before transferring in 2004...The type who would appear to be a perfect fit for teams that run a zone blocking scheme...Not yet a finished product but a prospect on the rise who has intriguing potential and could be one of the initial handful chosen at his position.
                Auron's Take: Alleman is a perfect fit for our O-line and the scheme as he's a highly athletic Guard, he moves his feet well, and is quick out of his stance. He's a hard worker, with a high motor. He should provide great depth a long the O-line which was much needed since behind Jahri Evans, and Jamar Nesbit we had very little.


                Overall I thought we had a solid first day, no one will view it as amazing but that's ok. We brought in high character, hard working, intelligent football players who the front office believe can help the team. I am looking forward to Day 2. Cheers.
                Last edited by Auron; 04-28-2007, 11:33 PM.

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                • One of the more under valued aspect that I enjoy about Meachem is, he has NEVER fumbled in his entire collegiate career.

                  sorry
                  Last edited by BiggerFoot; 04-30-2007, 04:49 PM.

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                  • I am happy with day one. It took a while for me to digest Meachem, but i'm satisfied. i really, REALLY, wanted to see Puz or Houston since they were available. We did manage to get a speedy CB and a solid o-lineman with two 3rd's, so there will not be complaining from my end. I would like to see them address the defensive line and linebacker tomorrow.

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                    • I really liked your guys first day. Meachem was a great pick in the first even if TE was a bigger need. Young was sky rocketing up boards and should make an impact. Alleman should be a great OG duo with Evans for a long time.

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                      • i like Brandon Siler, Ben Patrick, Antonio Johnson, Kareem Brown for today.

                        i am not real happy with our draft so far. we have passed on so guys that could have made a huge difference on defense. i think meachem will probably work out, but i pray he doesnt turn into a stallworth. also, he looked disappointed when we picked him. last year we showed some skill in picking quality WRs in the late rounds. i just think that we had bigger needs. i dont know much about young, but i will give them the benefit of the doubt. Alleman should be solid.

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                        • Originally posted by Stoopid512 View Post
                          I am happy with day one. It took a while for me to digest Meachem, but i'm satisfied. i really, REALLY, wanted to see Puz or Houston since they were available. We did manage to get a speedy CB and a solid o-lineman with two 3rd's, so there will not be complaining from my end. I would like to see them address the defensive line and linebacker tomorrow.
                          same way for me...

                          today...we HAVE to upgrade the LB/DT-DE-/CB up and possibly S.

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                          • With the 27th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft the New Orleans Saints select

                            Robert Meachem, WR, Tennessee



                            http://www.easports.com/maddennfl/draft.jsp



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                            • I'm really hoping we can steal one of the 'big' LBs today... I'm really high on Rufus Alexander, I've seen him play plenty of times and he would help our LB corps. immediately. Also, someone like HB Blades or Brandon Siler (even though I heard he has injury issues). Also, Ben Patrick is still on the board. And, we still need some depth at QB. If we can address these needs, I'll be set.
                              The whole world loves neophyte athletic tight end Jimmy Graham from Miami with the 95th pick. "Best pick in the draft,'' one AFC coach told me. "Give him time, and in that offense, he'll be better than [Jeremy] Shockey by the start of next year.''

                              “We know that no matter the adversity, be it the lockout, be it the suspension or be it a hurricane, our men will pull together and defend the honor of this city. We’ve shown we’ve been able to do that.” - Jabari Greer

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                              • We have just traded up. Maybe for Patrick? :D



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