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With the 118th Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft the New Orleans Saints Select ILB Stanley Arnoux



The New Orleans Saints stuck with their Wake Forest theme in Round 4 of the NFL Draft by selecting the Hatian Sensation, ILB Stanley Arnoux. What a perfect name to play for the Saints, huh?

Here is all the necessary linkage to get yourself acquainted with Mr. Arnoux:

Wake Forest Player Bio

New Orleans Saints official website Bio File

NFL Combine Video

NFL Combine Page

Positives: Short, squat frame to handle taking on and discarding blocks. ... Plays with good overall physicality. ... Reliable tackler between the hashes. ... Flashes some pop as a hitter and can close in close quarters. ... Better in coverage than his measureables indicate. ... Gets surprising depth on his drops and reads the quarterback's eyes. ... Team leader who made the Dean's list.

Negatives: Shorter than scouts would like and a bit round in the middle. ... Lacks the instincts and quick first step preferred at the "Mike" 'backer position. ... Takes a moment to recognize the action and is slow to flow toward the ball. ... Lacks the straight-line speed to beat backs to the flanks and is a liability in coverage. ... Lacks the lateral agility to consistently get around blockers in tight quarters, thus relying on his pop to disengage. ... Needs an open lane to close when rushing the quarterback.

Draft Countdown

Excellent timed speed...Physical...Active with a great motor...Very tough...Can take on blockers...Intense and competitive...Nice special teams potential...Durable...Experienced...Hard worker...Team leader.

Average athleticism...Does not have the ideal size or bulk that you look for...Isn't very instinctive...Hips aren't fluid and struggles in coverage...Has trouble in space...Isn't real stout...Misses some tackles.

Last name is pronounced "are-NEW"...Was a four-year starter for the Demon Deacons...Played outside linebacker early on in his career then replaced Jon Abbate in the middle in 2007...Was overshadowed by Aaron Curry but really made a name for himself with an impressive performance at the Scouting Combine...Doesn't play up to his workout numbers but possesses top intangibles...Won't be a good fit for every team...Could compete for a roster spot as a backup and special teamer.

Career Statistics
2004 RS - - - - -
2005 11 27 1.5 0.0 1 0
2006 14 69 7.0 0.0 0 1
2007 13 66 7.5 3.5 1 2
2008 13 89 5.5 1.5 4 1
Totals 51 251 21.5 5.0 6 4