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GGN Mock Draft, Pick 24: New Orleans Saints selects: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor


*singing* He's a brick HOUSE, he's mighty, mighty letting it all hang out. That is the best way you can describe this massive sloth of a human being. This 330 pound behemoth has all the right tools to become a dominating force on the next level. His combination of size, speed and strength make him a headache for offensive line coaches. The bottom line is this guy is going to be a problem. More after the jump, I dont want to clog the front page.

Ok so I selected Phil Taylor to New Orleans because I feel that New Orleans needs help shoring up their front seven. I could have chosen Muhammed Wilkerson with this pick, but Phil just jumps out to me screaming NFL star. I am hoping that he slips to #30 in the draft so the Jets can scoop him up. Ryan loves a big body like that and he can take the place of Kris Jenkins after studying under Sione Pouha for a few years, he could wreak havoc for years to come. But I digress, back to the Saints. The Saints had a good defense last year, but what changes a good defense to a great defense is stopping the run. The Saints allowed 112 yards per game and that is not too bad, but elite defenses hold running backs under 100 yards a game. (Ravens, Steelers, Jets) The Saints run a 4-3 defense so having a few good DT's to switch in and out will put constant pressure on O-lineman. I saw that the Saints picked up Shaun Rogers in the off season, so with Taylor he will be getting constant tips from two tackles whom can play the game well. Let’s just hope none of Rogers off field activities rub off on Taylor.

 

If he is still available Taylor should definitely be the Saints first round pick. He is a powerful guy who can bench 455, squat 665 and power cleared 4 spins. On top of that dude had a 5.09 40. For a dude that size, that is pretty quick. He pretty much posted mid-range scores among DT's at the combine, but as we all know that the combine is far from how a player will translate to the league. Don’t be fooled by the Kimbo Slice beard, Taylor has actually done some good with himself. He went with a group of other Baylor students on a mission to Kenya. The bottom line is I think this guy will be a good fit under Sean Payton leadership and around some DT's that can teach him the ropes. You may Rec me now. Just kidding, unless you gonna do it. LOL. Thanks for reading my rant. I'm out.

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