whodatworm23 Posted April 30, 2021 Author Share Posted April 30, 2021 7 hours ago, Dome said: I hope I’m surprised, see turner being a bust This should not be a surprise... 1. Turner has been a very underrated prospect throughout this process that NFL teams were much much higher on than media heads. 2. Sean Payton obsessively spoke on the Saints need to require depth along the defensive line after being gutted this offseason. 3. Turner absolutely fits the profile the Saints look for in edge players with all the traits of a 1st round pick. 4. I spoke of Cam Jordans injury issues of recent and his poor play in 2020. Then there's Davenport’s inability to breakout as of yet. Turners selection will light a fire under both. 5. This is what Mickey Loomis does, its how they value the position... Darren Howard, Charles Grant, Will Smith, Cameron Jordan, Marcus Davenport. Now Turner is next in that line of bigger physical talented edge 1st rounders taken under Loomis. I keep preaching of the Saints positional value they have at their core as an organization when it comes to 1st round picks, the Saints under Loomis values wining in the trenches with big physical prototype prospects that they look to coach up and develop. 6. When the Saints had Howard and Grant they took Will Smith. When they had Smith and Grant they won a Superbowl but still took Cam Jordan. Its not like this is the first time they have done this. 7. Turner was valued as a top 25 to 35 prospect by many NFL front offices. The Saints weren't alone in their affinity for Turner. Personally I didn't have him graded that high but I did have him in the top 40 prospects on my board. Still, the Saints obviously had a conviction on the player and they trust Ryan Nielson to be able to coach this kid up. 8. Turner's size, speed, power, length and hands are rare and his versatility is unique. Turner played DT his first few years in college then slimmed down and switched to the edge where he showcased an explosive skill set while keeping that physical mentality he developed on the interior. Turner will play alot in 2021 and will be on the field with both Jordan and Davenport. No team rotates their defensive lineman more than the Saints and he gives the Saints a great succession plan for Jordan in a few years. 9. By all accounts Turner is a excellent character kid with a great work ethic and he plays with an all out hustle to his game. He possesses a non stop motor and even Cam Jordan defended his selection live on TV last night. Jordan spoke of his measurables and how under Jordans tutledge how special the kid can be. Turner himself in an interview with local reporters spoke of how Jordan has been a player hes modeled his game after and is eager to meet him and work and learn from him. 10. This game is still won in the trenches and Iron sharpens Iron. We just got a 6'6" 280 lb super athletic versatile edge player who plays a physically imposing brand of football with the 28th overall pick... ill take it!!! 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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