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Title Change: Draft Discussion, coldpizza welcome.

However, I do like the draft as I have posted in my memories, I used to take all the data from differing draft mags and such and create a data base that would identify where most players fell in the draft. I have been pretty successful in locating player positions in the draft. Here is what I see for the Saints:

3rd Round

Ladarius Green, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette
Height: 6-6. Weight: 237.
40 Time: 4.53. 10-Yd Split: 1.58.
Bench: 16. Vertical: 34.5.
Arm: 34 1/2. Hand: 10 1/8.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.

4/24/12: Green had a decent performance at the Senior Bowl, and followed that up with a good showing at the Combine. His 40 time had expectations to be a solid number and he hit it.

In the first three games of the 2011 season, Green had one catch for a loss of one yard. After that, he became much more productive, finishing 2011 with 51 receptions for 606 yards and eight touchdowns. Green had an excellent end to the year with five receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown against San Diego State. His other 100-yard receiving game came against Louisiana Monroe with 13 catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Green is undersized and needs to gain some bulk in order to block at the next level.

4th Round

Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 235.
40 Time: 4.53.
Bench: 32.
Vertical: 38.5. Broad: 10-4.
Arm: 32.
Projected Round (2012): 3-5.

4/25/12: Davis recorded 69 tackles with 10 tackles for a loss, three sacks and one interception in 2011. He was a late addition to the Senior Bowl, but Davis held his own against the better competition. He is fast and has some physicality.

At the Combine, Davis showed off his rare combination of skills. He sprinted a very fast 40 time and was one of the leaders on the bench press. His vertical and broad jump measurements were excellent and showed his explosion. At his pro day, Davis had another quality performance. He is a sleeper prospect who could be a big reward in the NFL.

5th Round

· Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
. Height: 5-10. Weight: 182.
40 Time: 4.42. 10-Yd Split: 1.45.
Vertical: 38.
Broad: 10-0.
Hand: 8 1/2.
Projected Round (2012): 5-6.

4/24/12: Wright totaled 66 receptions for 1,117 yards and 12 touchdowns during the regular season. He had a massive performance with 13 receptions for 281 yards and two touchdowns against Texas A&M. Wright's senior production raised his stock, but that bump was hurt by not producing much against LSU's talented secondary. The senior had two receptions for 27 yards and a score versus the Tigers. Wright's stock took another hit when he weighed in smaller than expected at the East-West Shrine Game. He did well at the Combine.

In 2010, Wright caught 42 passes for 788 yards and five scores. As a sophomore the year before, he had 41 receptions for 681 yards and five scores. Wright projects as a slot receiver in the NFL.

6th Round

Julian Miller, DE, West Virginia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 256.
Projected 40 Time: 4.72.
Arm: 34 1/8. Hand: 9.
Projected Round (2012): 5-7.

4/26/12: Miller had 57 tackles with 11 tackles for a loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles in 2011. West Virginia didn't do the redshirt senior any favors by moving him around the line, including playing him at defensive tackle this year.

The Mountaineers even lined Miller up as a nose tackle in a 3-4 set on some passing downs. Moving him to the inside killed his pass-rushing opportunities, but he finished the regular season strong with a four-sack game against Pittsburgh.

Miller played better this year than his 2011 stats indicate. He was tough against the run and held his ground well at the point of attack. Miller also got more pass pressure than his stats reflect. He has a quality combination of strength and speed and could be a good sleeper prospect.

Miller played well at the East-West Shrine in January, but did not work out at the Combine.

7th Round

Sean Cattouse, SS, California
Height: 6-2. Weight: 211.
40 Time: 4.68. 10-Yd Split: 1.65.
Vertical: 34. Broad: 9-6.
Arm: 33.
Projected Round (2012): 6-FA.

4/25/12: Cattouse had 76 tackles, two interceptions, two passes broken up and a sack this season. His two interceptions came against Presbyterian. Cattouse looked better than expected at the Combine.

All this could change if one player were to fall to the Saints' pick and that would Brandon Taylor.

3rd Round

Brandon Taylor, FS, LSU
Height: 5-11. Weight: 209.
40 Time: 4.50.
Vertical: 33.5. Broad: 9-10.
Arm: 31 1/4. Hand: 9 1/8.
Projected Round (2012): 2-3.

4/25/12: In recent months, Taylor has seen a justified surge in his draft stock. He was being underrated for a long time and ranked behind inferior safeties. Taylor played well in 2011. Even with a lot of playmakers around him, he still produced. Taylor had 71 tackles with 7.5 tackles for a loss, five passes broken up, one sack and two interceptions this season. Taylor had strong games against West Virginia, Florida and Alabama. Fast and physical, he was the third-leading tackler for LSU in 2011.

Taylor strikes players with some violence. He is fast and doesn't shy away from getting physical. At the Senior Bowl, his physicality stood out along with quality instincts and anticipation. Taylor's Combine 40-yard dash time was very impressive as well. Others rate him lower, but he is a sleeper prospect who could surprise in the NFL.

4th Round

Michael Egnew, TE, Missouri
Height: 6-5. Weight: 252.
40 Time: 4.62. 10-Yd Split: 1.57.
Bench: 21. Vertical: 36.
Arm: 33. Hand: 9 3/4.
Projected Round (2012): 4-5.

4/24/12: Egnew posted better than expected measureables at the Combine. He had some nice moments at the Senior Bowl, but wasn't consistent enough to really help his stock. Through the Combine and Senior Bowl, Egnew has confirmed his grade as an early-round pick on the final day of the draft.

Egnew had a disappointing senior season. His production dropped off dramatically from 2010, and it doesn't look like he has the speed to be a receiving tight end in the NFL. Egnew had 50 receptions for 523 yards and three touchdowns this year. He had a big game against Iowa State with six receptions for 105 yards and a score. Egnew caught 12 passes for 69 yards against Baylor. Otherwise, he was quiet this season.

5th Round

Same as before see above.

6th Round

Same as before see above.

7th Round

Logan Harrell, DT, Fresno State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 278.
Projected 40 Time: 4.99.
Projected Round (2012): 6-7.

4/25/12: Harrell had a quality season even though Fresno State struggled and failed to qualify for a Bowl. He totaled 71 tackles with 17 tackles for a loss, six sacks, four passes broken up and three forced fumbles this year. Harrell was held in check by Nebraska but played tough against Boise State. He plays physical football, has a fabulous motor and gives maximum effort.

At the next level, Harrell's best fit might be to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense and move inside to rush the passer on passing downs. If Harrell bulks up, he could be a potential five-technique. Harrell did not work out at the Combine.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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