I missed cmpotter's email earlier. Here is his post. -Chris
Illinois CB Vontae Davis
cmpotter with the pick...
The New Orleans Saints Have two glaring needs one more than the other. The defense hasn't been to good the last few years. Their offense is one of the best in the league, yet they still need a running back. Yes, Reggie Bush makes plays, but he isn't going to run between the tackles effectively and isn't big enough to carry the full load. That being said, their first pick needs to be on the defensive side of the ball. The Saints are a mirror image of the Kansas City Chiefs during the Vermeil era. One of the best offenses and one of the worst defenses. If the Saints aren't a playoff team this season, Sean Payton will need to get his resume back out and post it on theladders.com. He has already taken a $250,000 pay cut for the upcoming season. So...
With the 14th pick in the draft, the New Orleans Saints select Vontae Davis, CB from the University of Illinois. He has great size and athletic ability to compliment second year corner Tracy Porter. With Mike Mckenzie being cut and Jason David looking reminicent of Dextor McCleon, This pick makes to much sense. Davis listed at nearly 6' and 203lbs., can start right away and could also be moved to safety if needed, much like Antrell Rolle in Arizona. He is known for being a good tackler, and has the athletic ability to play in either man or zone. Davis should be a starter right away for the Saints and will help this struggling secondary get some respect in the tough NFC South.
Malcolm Jenkins is listed by most as the top corner in the draft, but he will most likely be a free safety. Davis will be a better corner and could also play safety if needed. Brian Cushing or Bennie Wells would have been a nice pick here and still may, but I believe they have to take a corner with this pick. The Saints have been filling needs on the defensive side of the ball with the resigning of Vilma, the signing of Paul Spicer(DT from the Jags), and Darren Shaper a sorely needed safety. With Gregg Williams at defensive coordinator, and the Vontae Davis helping compliment the rest of the defense, the Saints have a great shot at winning the division and getting playoffs this season.
Previous pick: T Michael Oher
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|1||Detroit Lions - UCrawford||LB Aaron Curry||Weds. March 10th|
|2||St. Louis Rams - Lanier63||OT Jason Smith||Monday, March 16th|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs - TonyG88||OT Eugene Monroe||Monday, March 16th|
|4||Seattle Seahawks - mikvogel||DT B.J. Raji||Tuesday, March 17th|
|5||Cleveland Browns - HIV2Elway||WR Michael Crabtree||Tuesday, March 17th|
|6||Cincinnati Bengals - mistamic||OT Andre Smith||Weds., March 18th|
|7||Oakland Raiders - mushin||WR Jeremy Maclin||Weds., March 18th|
|8||Jacksonville Jaguars - DThomasReigns||WR Percy Harvin||Thursday, March 19th|
|9||Green Bay Packers - JasonM||
DE/OLB Everette Brown
||Thursday, March 19th|
|10||San Francisco 49ers - Harry Feltersnatch||QB Matt Stafford||Friday, March 20th|
|11||Buffalo Bills - ArrowDread||LB Rey Maualuga||Friday, March 20th|
|12||Denver Broncos - Keyser Sose||DE Brian Orakpo||Monday, March 23rd|
|13||Washington Redskins - Official Arrowhead Pride Parade||T Michael Oher||Monday, March 23rd|
|14||New Orleans Saints - cmpotter||CB Vontae Davis
||Tuesday, March 24th|
|15||Houston Texans - ChiefsDude||Tuesday, March 24th|
|16||San Diego Chargers - Helmets||Weds., March 25th|
|17||New York Jets - NJChief||Weds., March 25th|
|18||Chicago Bears - Holmeslice||Thursday, March 26th|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers - madtheory||Thursday, March 26th|
|20||Detroit Lions (from Dallas) - UCrawford||Friday, March 27th|
|21||Philadelphia Eagles - Chiefsfan717||Friday, March 27th|
|22||Minnesota Vikings - kcsno56||Monday, March 30th|
|23||New England Patriots - connerman||Monday, March 30th|
|24||Atlanta Falcons - RedNose||Tuesday, March 31st|
|25||Miami Dolphins - shraggyj||Tuesday, March 31st|
|26||Baltimore Ravens - Ben S||Weds., April 1st|
|27||Indianapolis Colts - craig in calgary||Weds., April 1st|
|28||Philadelphia Eagles (from Carolina) - Chiefsfan717||Thursday, April 2nd|
|29||New York Giants - ChiefsFan90s||Thursday, April 2nd|
|30||Tennessee Titans - Lvl.99||Friday, April 3rd|
|31||Arizona Cardinals - THE_TRUTH||Friday, April 3rd|
|32||Pittsburgh Steelers - McWhirt33||Monday, April 6th|
Do you agree with the pick?
Yes (37 votes)
No (29 votes)
Indifferent (13 votes)
79 total votes