While the Saints got a ton of meaningful defensive production out of their excellent 2017 draft鈥攕pecifically from cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Marcus Williams鈥攂ut the team’s pass-rush productivity is one-sided at best at this point.
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Irsay insisted several times that Luck will be cleared for full activity in training camp and has at least 10 Womens Julian Howsare Jersey great years in front of him.
Trust me, there were people that would’ve given an unprecedented amount of draft picks, all with a No. 1 (pick) behind them, for him, and we wouldn’t even think of drifting in that direction, Irsay said. He’s our guy. We feel 100 percent confident that he is going to come back and lead this football team with some of the new teammates he’s accumulated to great things.
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I won’t go any deeper in that, he said. We won’t open our doors on that. Let’s just say that I think the rest of the league is anticipating him to return and play great.
Irsay certainly is. Championing Luck’s talents throughout the 23-mintue sit-down, not to mention the team’s draft haul 鈥?led by Notre Dame’s All-American guard Quenton Nelson 鈥?the owner wouldn’t go as far as to say the Colts remain years away from truly competing.
With the unusual amount of uncertainty for so many picks in this draft, no pundit will have more than eight of the 32 first-round picks properly slotted and no more than 26 of the 32 first-round players correctly tabbed. My prediction for my own stats in my final mock (coming Wednesday afternoon!) are four and 24, respectively. I expect to hit my yearly goal of 77 of the first 100 players drafted included that highly in my mock draft.