Hey yall this is my first post on here, Its a bit long but hopefully you'll enjoy
Resign Kenny Vaccaro
hes not always perfect and he probably didnt live up to his draft position, but hes a foundation piece of the defense and is integral to the scheme versatility of DA's defense. you dont let these kind of players walk.
(if he does leave my free agent replacement for him is Eric Ried)
Resign Alex Okafor to a 1 year deal. He was playing out of his mind before he got hurt. Also gives you more flexibility in the draft to go BPA
Bring back George Johnson, Micheal Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Josh Leribues
good depth guys
Tender Willie Snead and Delvin Breaux with a 2nd round tender - 2 key young players that at worst give excellent depth and at best can be soild to above average starters
Tender Brandon Coleman and David Parry lowest tender - 2 decent depth players with upside
Resign Zach Line and John Kuhn let them battle it out in training camp.
Free agents to bring in:
Benny Logan -NT- Chiefs - excellent run stuffer who could really shore up the d line
Connor Barwin- DE- Rams - good rotational player kinda like what Chris Long was for the eagles
Micheal Thomas - S - Dolphins an excellent speacial teamer who would be an upgrade over Rafael Bush
Micheal Ryvera - TE - Jaguars - Could be our answer at TE. very solid TE who could excel in Peyton's scheme
Donte Moncreif - WR - Colts coming off a disappointing season so he shouldn't break the bank, has tremendous upside, especially with a play-caller that knows how to use him
Aaron Lynch - DE/LB - 49ers - Has kinda fallen off the radar after a few excellent years. Could definitely use a change of scenery.
Luke Jockel - G- Seahawks - I don't think the saints are going to be able to keep Senio Kelemete who's going to get PAID (deservedly so). i think Luke can be a nice replacement for him as the 6th/swing o lineman
Round 1 Pick 27- Leighton Vander Esch - LB - Boise St
I really am torn here between Dallas Goedert, Sam Hubbard, and Vander Esch. I think at the end of the Vander Esch has more to offer the saints right away at a position of need, and being compared to Brian Urlacher doesnt hurt things.
Round 3 Pick 91 - Dorance Armstrong Jr. - EDGE - Kansas
TBH i dont think hes still going to be available here especially if he tests well at the combine (which he should) but right now a scout that i spoke to has him going in the 3rd. Going into the season Nfl scouts had a higher grade on him than Harold Landry. He was coming off a 10 sack/20 TFL season. his production fell off a bit this year, partly because of how Kansas used him. if he is available here than he WILL be this years Alvin Kamara
Round 4 pick 123 - Cedrik Wilson Jr - WR - Boise St
Im really not sure why hes flying so much under the radar. A very productive receiver in college, at 6'3" 190 he has excellent length and hes also a deep ball threat. 26% of his 86 receptions went for over 25 yards. and he has good football bloodlines, his father won a super bowl with Pittsburgh. Hes a low key very hard working guy, so he'll fit right in with the saints. also has upside as a returner.
Round 5 pick 138 - Parry Nickerson - CB - Tulane
At this point in the draft you're looking for players who can offer good depth and have the upside to develop into a solid contributor ( like Tyler Davison). Nickerson has all that with the potential to develop into a very good slot corner. He had excellent college production which is always a plus.
Round 5 pick 155 - Micheal Joseph - CB - Dubuque
doubling down on corners cuz you really can never have enough good corners.And at 6'6" i dont care what your college production was like, you're still worth a look. Throw in the fact that he has all sorts of accolades from his college division ( Iowa Conference) and he has great speed and ball skills- it makes me giddy to think of what Aron Glenn can do with him.
Round 6 pick 175 - Ade Aruna - DE - Tulane
At this point you're really just drafting for a trait, and at 6'6" 270 Ade has that prototypical size that teams covet. With some solid coaching (which the saints finally have) he could develop into something special. even if he has to spend some time on the practice squad
Round 6 pick 187 - Trenton Cannon - RB - Virginia St.
I was considering Tanner Lee here but i think hes too inaccurate for Peyton's offense. Trenton is a small quick satellite back, this pick would be striclty for special teams. hes an explosive returner averaging 32 yards a return.
Round 7 pick 219 - Nate Wosniak - TE - Minnesota
I really love this guy. hes probably my favorite player in terms of value. A mammoth player at 6'10" 270 hes an offensive lineman in a tight end's body. a physical gritty player who loves doing the dirty works inside, but is also a surprisingly good receiver. is a red zone monster, basically the Legarrete Blount of TE's.
Thats it yall. What do you think?