Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Is it worth It?

The New Orleans Saints traded up to grab coveted RT Jammal Brown, who appears able to anchor a line for a decade. He's powerful and physical with great size and fills a major need.

That said, the Saints still might have been better served by taking S/OLB Thomas Davis at No. 13 and getting a tackle in the second round, considering they did little to upgrade a porous defense.

S Josh Bullocks and ILB Alfred Fincher likely won't start and will be counted on more for special teams in 2005.

DT Jason Jefferson and DE Jimmy Verdon are long shots to make the roster. If the defense struggles to stop the run again this season, the team might second-guess itself for taking an offensive player in the first round.

QB Adrian McPherson has rare talent; he has excellent mobility and a good arm.

McPherson could become the franchise's future starter if he can stay away from the trouble that prematurely ended his college career.

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