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Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Titans2008, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. Titans2008

    Titans2008 Camp Fodder

  2. I'd bet good money that the Saints don't even pick at #2 (or trade the player later).

    Benson is cheap (which is why he hired Sean Payton), and he could be forced into selling the team. If that's the case, do you really think he'll want to pay some rookie a $20M signing bonus up front? Hell no. They'll trade down, add some later picks (possible future early picks to make the team more marketable), and take someone who will get a much lower SB.

    And if they do trade the pick, you can forget about Bush. Even if the Texans take Young, someone who trades up would probably want Bush, IMHO.
  3. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    please draft matt
    please draft matt
    please draft matt
    please draft matt
  4. NYTitansFan

    NYTitansFan Guest

    my thoughts exactly
  5. nigel

    nigel Back on the bus

    I've heard a lot of thought that if he intends to sell the team to someone who wants to move it to LA, drafting Leinert is a no-brainer.
  6. Maybe, but does that make the team $20M more valuable?
  7. Greenlawler

    Greenlawler Gorman Thomas Fan Club

    No good point, but if you play in L.A. you need the marquee name to put butts in the seats and selling the franchise to a city thats blown it twice already.
    But...I'm not sure Vince is not just as big a name anywhere, even L.A. right now.
    But one point I have not seen anyone banty around is that its not like Louisianna is 40 hours from Texas. These are border states, thats just one of several good reasons the Saints look at Young.
  8. maximus

    maximus Starter

    If Bensen wants to sell the team for a move to SC, Matt would be the best pick, unless was Bush was there(which is doubtful)
  9. GLinks

    GLinks Second Gear

    Right now I'm most concerned with who the new coach likes most, since he was a QB coach.
  10. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    You make a good point on Benson wanting to save a little on signing bonuses. I'm not sure how having future draft picks instead of a marquee player such as Young, Leinart or even Bush makes the team more marketable. Having a franchise QB drafted and signed would make the team more marketable IMO especially when they don't have a QB right now. Also, if Benson gets a trade where he drops down a few picks and also picks up an extra 2nd and 3rd round pick this year the money he would save would not be a great amount compared to the selling price of the team.
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