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Saints News, 2/18/14: Will Saints Draft O-Lineman In First Round?

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Mike Mayock thinks they should and we all know how much Payton and Loomis love to take their direction from the sports media, right? Yeah, not at all. Still, O-lineman is a position of need for the Saints. They have the 27th overall pick in the Draft.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mayock said Notre Dame T Zack Martin, Alabama T Cyrus Kouandjio, Stanford G David Yankey makes sense to him at No. 27 for Saints right now.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/435888766167703552">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Happy to be part of <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLonCBS">@NFLonCBS</a> family. Look forward 2 working w/ <a href="https://twitter.com/7BOOMERESIASON">@7BOOMERESIASON</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CowherCBS">@CowherCBS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JBsportscaster">@JBsportscaster</a> &amp; the team. Can&#39;t wait 4 season</p>&mdash; Tony Gonzalez (@TonyGonzalez88) <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyGonzalez88/statuses/435885451480555520">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Will definitely miss spending Sundays with <a href="https://twitter.com/ShannonSharpe">@ShannonSharpe</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/DanMarino">@DanMarino</a>, both top notch guys and tremendous colleagues</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/435884036108861441">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Something bout pushin ya self in the weight room bringn ya self to a new limit is so mind clearing!</p>&mdash; cameron jordan (@camjordan94) <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94/statuses/435887197288284161">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;ll find a new platform to share my passion, love and opinions on NFL/NFL related topics. I leave gr8 friends behind. You&#39;re in good hands.</p>&mdash; shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) <a href="https://twitter.com/ShannonSharpe/statuses/435829019578097664">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mike Mayock says you can go three or four rounds deep this year and get a starting offensive tackle.</p>&mdash; Matthew Fairburn (@MatthewFairburn) <a href="https://twitter.com/MatthewFairburn/statuses/435856470123360256">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@Drewbrees</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/jimmyjohns">@jimmyjohns</a> in the <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> House for Innovative Living today. Rockin the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%239s&amp;src=hash">#9s</a>.</p>&mdash; steve gleason (@TeamGleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason/statuses/435865385112309760">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Exactly what I thought. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/themantz">@themantz</a>: Saints RT <a href="https://twitter.com/SI_DougFarrar">@SI_DougFarrar</a>: Mayock likes Verrett as his ideal slot corner. Size puts him inside.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/435857818948624384">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>If Strief leaves, could be <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> need. MT <a href="https://twitter.com/josephperson">@josephperson</a>: Mayock thinks you can go into 3rd/4th rd &amp; find a starting OT in this draft.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/435856901100679168">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I could have ate 20 of the 5 course meals, they were so delicious! The view was absolutely AMAZING! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23EiffelTower&amp;src=hash">#EiffelTower</a> <a href="http://t.co/H9MgDs3VgW">http://t.co/H9MgDs3VgW</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/435855497548546048">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL Network&#39;s Mike Mayock, in pre-combine conf call w/ media, calls this probably deepest draft he&#39;s seen in 10 yrs. Especially deep at WR.</p>&mdash; Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) <a href="https://twitter.com/RichCimini/statuses/435855151216074753">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had an amazing lunch, glad they let us ride the elevator! <a href="http://t.co/S42GzpaRBg">http://t.co/S42GzpaRBg</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/435853763803631616">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFLN&#39;s Mike Mayock calls this draft class the deepest and best in 10 years. Top 20 pick in &#39;14 is like top 10 pick in &#39;13.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/435853291918856192">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/SCo0BaRo0">@SCo0BaRo0</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a> do you think <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> Will see u in OLB stance or DE stance? Or a mixture of both again?"lol both bro</p>&mdash; SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/435847775977504768">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>With Dan Marino out at CBS, speculation about his link to the Dolphins can safely return <a href="http://t.co/5B7I47Gt7n">http://t.co/5B7I47Gt7n</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/435839915591741441">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Challenge yourself today! <a href="http://t.co/0cjoFECVyf">pic.twitter.com/0cjoFECVyf</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/435838266504265728">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Listen to today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/3EOCttwdOc">http://t.co/3EOCttwdOc</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/435836338772779008">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Shannon Sharpe, Dan Marino OUT, Tony Gonzalez IN on a major CBS <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a> pregame shakeup. MORE: <a href="http://t.co/26pnLdAq6C">http://t.co/26pnLdAq6C</a> <a href="http://t.co/HGZxNzbJex">pic.twitter.com/HGZxNzbJex</a></p>&mdash; Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/YahooSports/statuses/435832769189801984">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Anybody know a good place in nola to get antique silver polished/re - platted?</p>&mdash; Nick Toon (@Nick2oon) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nick2oon/statuses/435830491967524864">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PHOTOS: <a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94">@CamJordan94</a> greet fans at <a href="https://twitter.com/NBAJamSession">@NBAJamSession</a> <a href="http://t.co/3KbSW9R1kl">http://t.co/3KbSW9R1kl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a> <a href="http://t.co/OqyBsfQEQm">pic.twitter.com/OqyBsfQEQm</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/435231149095264257">February 17, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Swaggin with <a href="https://twitter.com/BellaMeaux">@bellameaux</a> yesterday for <a href="https://twitter.com/RockAveBowTies">@rockavebowties</a> photo shoot! <a href="https://twitter.com/virgilself">@virgilself</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AffluentAcademy">@affluentacademy</a>… <a href="http://t.co/mnQyye9vbf">http://t.co/mnQyye9vbf</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/435816964452532224">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23kevinisawrestlerupdate&amp;src=hash">#kevinisawrestlerupdate</a> My shoulder and arm got banged up last Thursday. The bruise finally came in on Monday: <a href="http://t.co/Byd5vVbJ5l">pic.twitter.com/Byd5vVbJ5l</a></p>&mdash; Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) <a href="https://twitter.com/hakimdropsball/statuses/435808277180731392">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Don&#39;t blame Jimmy Graham&#39;s rep for preparing to fight TE franchise tag. ~$4.5M difference &amp; threat of a fight worked for Finley &amp; Hernandez</p>&mdash; Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) <a href="https://twitter.com/brian_mcintyre/statuses/435796358310944769">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just flew back to New Orleans, we have a visitor courtesy of <a href="https://twitter.com/SouthwestAir">@SouthwestAir</a> &#10;Shamoo is in the Big Easy <a href="http://t.co/UcwZuGlKxD">pic.twitter.com/UcwZuGlKxD</a></p>&mdash; Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) <a href="https://twitter.com/thomasmorstead/statuses/435796653363040256">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Falcons WR Roddy White arrested in Ga. | <a href="http://t.co/fkLgxEr8TU">http://t.co/fkLgxEr8TU</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/statuses/435791027220148224">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Wait, Roddy White got arrested for not paying off a window tint ticket? How did I miss this???</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/435786354904272896">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Falcons put out a statement about Roddy White, since that&#39;s what you have to do in cases like this <a href="http://t.co/E26tpmNnCC">http://t.co/E26tpmNnCC</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/435782793499795456">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints not speaking at combine &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/PFWAwriters">@PFWAwriters</a>: Here is the schedule for Coach/GM availability. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PFWACombine&amp;src=hash">#PFWACombine</a> <a href="http://t.co/GaAyWwxOfs">http://t.co/GaAyWwxOfs</a>"</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/435779293696634880">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints haven&#39;t participated in combine press conferences for several years. This isn&#39;t a surprise.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/435779853262917632">February 18, 2014</a></blockquote>

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