Today is the sixth day of the SKOHRboard & Stangs League 2011 NFL Mock Draft. Yesterday we saw the first group of lineman start being taken. On tap for today, we have picks from everyone's favorite Philadelphia Eagles, America's Team the New Orleans Saints, Jim Malamut's team, the Seattle Seahawks, and Omar's team the Baltimore Ravens.
Dikembe Mutombo - Seattle, Carolina, Cleveland, Detroit, San Diego, Atlanta, Green Bay
Justin! - Minnesota, Denver, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, New Orleans
Joel - New York (G), Buffalo, Tennessee, Miami, Kansas City, Chicago, Oakland
Jeremy - Pittsburgh, Houston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Jacksonville, Indianapolis,
SKOHR - Philadelphia, Arizona, Washington, Baltimore, New England, New York (J)
The Saints have a trio of useful running backs in Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, and the undrafted rookie Chris Ivory. Why add another RB to the mix when they have needs at cornerback and along the defensive line? This just comes down to value. Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush seem to spend more time in the training room than they spend on the football field, and Thomas was in Coach Payton's doghouse all last year with his slow recovery. Ingram, the 2009 Heisman winner, has very soft hands and can be a key part in the running game. He's also earned the reputation as a tough, determined, competitive runner in the vein of Adrian Peterson. He doesn't have great top-end speed but has outstanding vision and patience, drawing comparisons to Emmitt Smith. Notice the names he is being compared to? While New Orleans is likely to bring back Thomas, Bush, and Ivory next year, Ingram will let them get away from at least the first two.
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