2022 NFL McDraft: Saints discover new starting left barrier

Having finished third in the Bleeding Green Nation Mac Draft last year, I once again have the right to be selected for the Philadelphia Eagles. All I need is for Carson Vents to start 75% of his photos, and that choice is mine. It was a big roller coaster ride that missed the coveted positives, ankle injuries, 1-5 start, 5-1 streak and playoffs. When the dust settled, Carson was a commander and was selected in the first round! “Everything is coming to Millhouse!” As the saying goes.

And then it happened. I got a call from Howie himself. By call, I say Adam Schifter’s tweet. The eagles carried my favorite choice to the saints as a treasure. Unbeknownst to Howie, in that choice trade, he traded me too. If you wait a week to announce the trade! But alas, like Jonah Hill in Manipal, I was sent from the front office to the new team with a terrible stadium. I lost several months of draft board production work because I came to a new group with very different draft requirements.

For the record, if we could trade in this mock draft tutorial, if someone had made that deal with me I would have done it with a heartbeat. I have been playing that trumpet ever since the selection was announced. Since my choice was traded, I think my right to choose eagles will be transferred to next year’s draft, right Brandon? [BLG Note: Let’s see if you can win it outright!]

So on to the selection. When looking at a fraudulent company called New Orleans Saints, I notice three obvious requirements from the bat. Quarterback, Offensive Tackle and White Receiver. I know the front office says they have faith in James Winston, but I do not see it happening (for now) with Sean Baton in hiding. Unfortunately, and to my surprise, three-quarters of the first nine selections fell off the board. Obviously, I don’t think there are three quarterbacks who deserve to go to the top 10 in the first round. But I will not be absorbed to achieve a QB when I fill the other transparent holes. So, James ball is yours.

This leaves me WR and OT. While the Eagles sat jealously watching their first choice, I really liked the two WRs and an OT on board. Unfortunately, this draft left my favorite WR and the last OT I wanted and the Eagles snatched one of them. It was at this point that I realized I had to take the calculated risk. You see, only two teams will be selected before the Saints return to the group: the Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles created a WR for the third year in a row. And the chargers include Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. The WR is obviously a luxury option, although some pundits suggest it cannot be purchased with chargers. But what do chargers need – an attack prevention. If I take my WR here, I know it will not pass the OT chargers. But if I take the OT here, I’m sure my number 1 WR will continue to fall to my colleague Georgia_eagle (assuming we’re on the same page). Never met Georgia_eagle, so who knows what the Saints will be chosen for at 19 years old.

600 words and I finally get to the exam. Attack by Charles Cross of Mississippi. This kid is a techie, especially in bass defense, with quick hands and elite anticipation. He generally shows good balance and can effectively counter and deflect any attack from the Boss Rushers. He moves smoothly, has excellent athleticism, and is very good at retaining volumes. He works effectively in a zone defense system and is effective in moving to the second level to open screens and big runs.

The two characteristics that distinguish Cross are his quick first step and his perseverance. Cross was not in the way of “I’m going to flag for a lot of wrong starts”. He anticipates the snap and gets to the point where he allows the blow to anchor and suck. He’s very good against bullshitters, which is surprising to a guy on the small side because he’s already set up before the bullshit comes to him. Do not let that little frame fool you, he is aggressive, often throws his whole body into the block, benefiting him more than people who are more than him. Playing in the SEC, Cross has consistently lined up against bigger Russians than himself, and he has come out often. There is no concession in this man.

He can stand out better in blocking the run, especially in opening the holes. His small size will become an issue if he does not gain weight. But to be honest, James is going to hit that ball a lot, so this should not be a big concern early in his career. While he has an excellent first step, he can fight the Elite Speed ​​Russians in getting around the corner. He really needs to use his attack to lock up the Rushers early, to avoid being hit in the corner.

Charles Cross offers the future LT of the Saints. He is an athlete, with great intuition and a fighter in the trenches. He mentions entering the draft without reaching one of the monks’ largest holes. In fact, he has a strong value at 16 years old. Hopefully, the rest of the first round will fall as I think and the Saints will get the much-needed help for James.

Oh who am I kidding, I just want the wheels to fall off this team like any other Eagle Nation. Go birds!


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2022 BGN Mac Draft Order

1) Jaguars (HellBentOnHurts): DE Aidan Hutchinson
2) Lions (Friendly Neighbor Philly Fan): DE Travan Walker
3) Texans (Herbalonius): OT Evan Neil
4) Jets (RightHight): OT iCom Equon
5) Giants (Brendannextrom): CB Ahmed Gardner
6) Panthers (Philistines): QB Kenny Pickett
7) Giants (Dr.MidnightGreen): DE Kayvon Thibodeaux
8) Falcons (Billy 21): QB Malik Willis
9) Seahawks (Chewing Wellington) QB Made Corel
10) Jets (tfrank9811): S. Kyle Hamilton
11) Commanders (Nekatelphia Norm): CB Derek Stingley Jr..
12) Vikings (Kepas): CB Trent McDuffie
13) Texans (Bdawk20rules): WR Drake London
14) Ravens (ablesser88): DD Jordan Davis
15) Eagles (fly like an eagle): WR Chris Olev
16) Saints (20 Safety_Danger): OT Charles Cross
17) Chargers (LBCeaglesFan!)
18) Eagles (Phoenix X Minimus)
19) Saints (Georgia_Eagle)
20) Steelers (EagleDomiNation)
21) Patriots (dominance)
22) Packers (Leo Pedio)
23) Cardinals (big dub)
24) Cowboys (joey2arms)
25) Bills (Idown Ballers 22)
26) Titans (BrianMekE03)
27) Buchananers (4133 Dave)
28) Packers (formerly known as the Mouse)
29) Leaders (Greengramba)
30) Leaders (Nick Foles’ Legend)
31) Bengal (Tedus 9)
32) Lions (Detekman 44)

The time has come to vote for the person you think you should choose next in the 2022 BGN Social Consensus Fake Draft.


Number of Saints. Which of the 16 should be created?

  • 25%

    OT Trevor Penning

    (43 votes)

  • 23%

    WR Garrett Wilson

    (40 votes)

  • 11%

    WR Chris Olav

    (19 votes)

  • 8%

    WR Drake London

    (14 votes)

  • 1%

    WR Trelon Berks

    (3 votes)

  • 17%

    QB Made Corel

    (29 votes)

  • 5%

    QB Desmond Rider

    (9 votes)

  • 2%

    OT Bernhard Ryman

    (4 votes)

A total of 170 votes

Vote now

1) Jaguars: DE Aidan Hutchinson
2) Lions: OF Kayvon Thibodeaux
3) Texans: OT Evan Neil
4) Jets: OT iCom Equon
5) Giants: OT Charles Cross
6) Panthers: QB Malik Willis
7) Giants: CB Ahmed Gardner
8) Falcons: QB Kenny Pickett
9) Seahawks: S. Kyle Hamilton
10) Jets: DE Travan Walker
11) Commanders: CB Derek Stingley Jr..
12) The Vikings: CB Trend McDuffie
13) Texans: DE Jermaine Johnson
14) Ravens: DD Jordan Davis
15) Eagles: WR Jameson Williams
16) Saints:

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