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# 09.11.2018 - 02:15:14

Defensive End New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton outlined his team's desire to add an impact player in his defensive front seven shortly after the 2018 offseason began. Mission Accomplished: the Saints pulled off a trade with the Green Bay Packers to move up to the 14th pick of the 1st round of the draft to select edge rusher Marcus Davenport from the University of Texas San Antonio. Davenport , the near consensus second best edge rusher in the draft, joins a Saints defensive end corps that was responsible for 26 of the team's 42 sacks. New Orleans finally did get some consistently effective play from the edge opposite of All-Pro end Cameron Jordan, but injuries took their toll at the position down the stretch of last season. DEFENSIVE END Key Losses: noneKey Additions: Marcus Davenport (draft, 1st round)Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesCam Jordan had the finest season of his almost criminally underrated seven year career. Jordan had career highs in sacks (13), passes deflected (an incredible 11), and solo tackles (48). He also forced two fumbles and scored the game-clinching touchdown on an interception in a week six victory over Detroit. Jordan earned his first All-Pro honors, and was in the running for the league's defensive player of the year. He is the unquestioned leader of a young and improving defense, and is one of the better all-around defenders in the National Football League. He mixes a devastating combination of speed and power to dominate opposing blockers, and has the athleticism to even drop into coverage. Jordan is in the prime of his career, and is one of the league's better defensive edge players. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesWhile Cam has shown the ability to take over a game, the Saints finally got him some help on the other side of the line in 2017. Alex Okafor was signed as a free agent away from Arizona, and was having his best professional season before an Achilles injury ended his year in week eleven. He still finished tied for second on the team with 4.5 sacks, provided consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks each week, and is one of the team's better run defenders. The 27-yr old Okafor was re-signed to a two year contract extension this offseason , and should be fully recovered by the start of the season. His return to form is important for a New Orleans defense that struggled at times during his absence. The Saints used one of their three 3rd round draft choices in 2017 to nab versatile defensive end Trey Hendrickson from Florida Atlantic. Hendrickson is a tenacious defender Authentic Wil Lutz Jersey , who got off to a slow rookie start due to injury. He contributed 2 sacks, while proving to be a solid run defender and valuable part of the line rotation. Hau'oli Kikaha has never been able to capitalize on his tremendous potential since being selected in the second round of the 2015 draft, mainly due to various injuries. He did sack opposing quarterbacks 4 times in 2017, still showing good speed around the edge, and Kikaha also plays the run well. Coaches intend on giving Kikaha more snaps at linebacker this preseason. The move is presumably intended to allow him to make plays in space, but will likely only be for specialized packages, because he does struggle in pass coverage. When injuries struck Okafor, Hendrickson, and Kikaha late last season, veteran free agent George Johnson stepped in and made some key plays down the stretch of the year. A bit of a journeyman with five different stops in a five year career, the 30-yr old Johnson logged some valuable snaps for a Saints defense thinned out by injury. Alex Jenkins will have another opportunity to grab a roster spot in his second year with the team. Part of the NFL's International Program, if Jenkins does not make the roster, he will be granted as an exemption as an extra member of the practice squad. Second year end Al-Quadin Muhammad led the Saints in sacks last preseason to earn him a spot on the roster, but saw little action during the regular season. A raw project with tremendous power and an explosive burst, Muhammad must be more disciplined against the run and hopefully add some additional pass rush to his repertoire. The 2017 6th round pick from Miami (Fla.) could definitely be a factor for significant snaps in 2018.Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesAll eyes will be on the rookie Davenport Womens Cameron Jordan Jersey , as he looks to justify the 2019 first round draft pick the Saints traded to move and get him. Davenport had onlookers amazed by his blend of athletic ability and strength during the team's minicamp and OTA workouts, but it remains to be seen how that potential will translate to game competition right away. The biggest criticism of Davenport was the fact that he didn't face top caliber competition in college with the Roadrunners, playing in Conference USA, but he did stand out during the collegiate postseason competitions. Davenport has potentially elite athleticism and power that could make him a "special" player, according to many scouts. He was slowed by a thumb injury sustained in offseason workouts, but will be fully recovered by the start of camp practices. With the expected recovery of Okafor, along with depth provided by Hendrickson, Kikaha, Johnson, and perhaps Muhammad, Davenport may not be expected to be a full-time starter immediately. He will certainly be used in passing situations right away, as he hopefully rounds into an every down player. If Davenport can quickly become the pass rushing force that his potential suggests, then a talented and improved New Orleans defense could very well become one of the NFL's elite in 2018.Saints Look to Start Strong in Home Opener Against the Cleveland Browns We’ll continue a series of opponent preview posts for the New Orleans Saints opponents in 2018. Next, we’ll go to the home of the Dog Pound, the Cleveland Browns. Our friends over at Dawgs by Nature took some time to give us Saints fans the scoop a the young Authentic Ted Ginn Jr Jersey , potential-filled team.Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY SportsWeek 2: vs the Cleveland BrownsNotable free agent additions:QB Tyrod Taylor (trade), RB Carlos Hyde, WR Jarvis Landry (trade), LB Mychal Kendricks, CB T.J. Carrie, CB E.J. Gaines, S Damarious Randall (trade)Over/Under:5.5 wins. As stupid as it may sound to take the over (6 wins or above) for the Browns after having just 1 win in the past two seasons, the quarterback position makes a significant difference. The Browns were bit by too many turnovers last year, and Tyrod Taylor is known for protecting the football.Most exciting rookie:CB Denzel Ward. As the No. 4 overall pick, he is expected to be a Day 1 starter. Fans will already be rooting for him as an Ohio State product, but he also adds a physical man-press presence to the defense that defensive coordinator Gregg Williams needs for the rest of his defensive strategies to fall into place.Position battle to keep an eye on:Left tackle. After the retirement of future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas, this is the only position battle taking place on offense. Will it be Shon Coleman, last year’s starting right tackle? Will it be Austin Corbett, the team’s second-round pick this year? Or could veteran left guard Joel Bitonio finally make the switch over to left tackle?Biggest storyline heading into training camp:Hard Knocks being in Berea will be a storyline in itself, as Cleveland fans are excited to see some of the inner workings of the organization Womens Ken Crawley Jersey , the emotion of the players, how the coaches handle matters, etc. A reasonable alternative is the fact that it was just announced that Josh Gordon will miss the start of camp as part of his treatment plan, but the ambiguity of the whole situation will definitely be a big talking point heading into camp now.Under-the-radar storyline heading into training campLachenespite all the improvements the Browns have made this offseason, has the safety position been addressed enough? The assumption is that Jabrill Peppers will actually get to move to strong safety this year after frustratingly being stuck 30 yards deep all of last year, but will Gregg Williams go through with that? Also, Damarious Randall, who had been acquired from the Packers, has been a cornerback in the NFL. Will his switch to free safety work as smoothly as everyone hopes?Notable injuries heading into training camp:LB Mychal Kendricks and P Britton Colquitt were dealing with some minor injuries this offseason, but both are expected to be fine for some or all of training camp.***The Saints’ home opener is against a (likely) Tyrod Taylor-led Cleveland Browns. It’s to be determined if that fares better for the Saints or not.So what says you, you unbiased Saints fans? Do the Saints win their second game at home, or will the Browns spoil the first game in the Dome? Vote in the poll. Explain in the comments. And make sure you also check out, a website for a new book I’m writing currently titled Draft Picks and Dividends: A Fantasy Football Player’s Guide to Understanding the Stock Market.


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