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Saints Mock Draft, Version 1.0

Posted on: January 27, 2008 3:00 am
 

My first mock draft for the year, I tried to keep it as realistic as possible.  Here we go:

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.

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 brother; 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 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.
Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2008 8:51 pm
 

Saints Mock Draft, Version 1.0

Thanks BrownBag, I tried to keep it realistic, and not just pick 7 LSU/SEC players.

Nice job Nola, you put alot of work into this. I wish we could get Ellis & DRC, talk about instant impact. So in this situation would KK or Sapp start?

Not sure, I like Gerome Sapp, but KK would  know the system already and might get the nod.  It depends on how well Sapp comes in and performs in training camp.  Most likely KK for a year and then Sapp would take over.

And do you think Bullocks holds this much value in a trade?

Well, Josh Bullocks is still a young safety with good measurables, and it doesn't hurt that the Broncos are pretty desperate at safety.  I think JB is worth a late 3rd, early 4th round pick to them.  Throw the sixth round pick in and I think we could swing it.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2008 4:19 pm
 

Saints Mock Draft, Version 1.0

Nice job Nola, you put alot of work into this. I wish we could get Ellis & DRC, talk about instant impact. So in this situation would KK or Sapp start? And do you think Bullocks holds this much value in a trade?



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2008 12:22 pm
 

Saints Mock Draft, Version 1.0

I like the creativity nolastyle.  I also like how you kept things realistic.  I would like to see us drafting some different players in the draft, but you put together a nice mock that gives room to avoid disappointment.



Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2008 3:42 am
 

Saints Mock Draft, Version 1.0

Nice mock. I REALLY like the Sedrick Ellis pick, Unless some bit of 2006 magic causes Dorsey to fall to 8.....lol.


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Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2008 7:15 am
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