Black and Gold X’s and O’s | How One Cardinal Became a Saint


Published: May 4, 2009


... of free agency in 2008, I have been of the opinion that New Orleans had to find a young guy to become the long-term solution at the position.

If I recall correctly, there really weren't too many young centers in the draft that looked to be superstars for years to come. So I understood the Saints passing on one last offseason and sticking with Jonathan Goodwin.

But as soon as this offseason began, I started right back up with the center talk. This is because I am of the opinion that the center position is one of the more underrated positions in the National Football League.

I went so far as to proclaim the Saints would trade down and grab Alex Mack with the 21st pick (kind of creepy how that is actually where he went). I thought draft day would definitely include some kind of move to acquire one of the young centers, since this year had one of the strongest classes in the draft's history at that position.

But as the 2009 draft ended, it did so once agai...

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