Pro Football Focus Ranks Saints As Third Best Roster
The New Orleans Saints have tweaked their roster this off-season and made some subtle upgrades on offense and defense. Offensively they added Latavius Murray to replace Mark Ingram which is a bit of a downgrade but they upgraded big time at tight end with Jared Cook and they resigned Teddy Bridgewater. They also used their first-round pick on center Erik McCoy and signed OL Nick Easton.
Defensively they added DL Malcolm Brown, DE Mario Edwards and resigned PJ Williams. In addition, they seem to have gotten a steal in the fourth round with safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson.
With all this being said, Pro Football Focus has rated all the rosters in the NFL and the New Orleans Saints have come in at number three!
Here are the highest rated players on the Saints offense coming into this season based on their performance last season:
QB Drew Brees (94.7), WR Michael Thomas (91.3), LT Terron Armstead (87.7), RB Alvin Kamara (84.1), RT Ryan Ramczyk (82.2), RB Latavius Murray (76.2), TE Jared Cook (75.7), C Erik McCoy (72.9**), WR Tre’Quan Smith (68.7), WR Ted Ginn Jr (67.2), LG Andrus Peat (43.2), RG Larry Warford (63.1)
Here's the defense:
DE/OLB Cameron Jordan (89.7), CB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (86.3**), DT/DE Sheldon Rankins (81.8), SS Vonn Bell (75.3), OLB/ILB Demario Davis (74.5), CB Marshon Lattimore (74.1), FS Marcus Williams (73.7), DE Marcus Davenport (71.8), ILB Alex Anzalone (71.8), OLB A.J. Klein (69.7), CB Eli Apple (60.6), DT Malcom Brown (59.9)
Here's the list of the top ten rosters as ranked by Pro Football Focus:
- New England Patriots
- Los Angeles Rams
- New Orleans Saints
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Chicago Bears
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Minnesota Vikings
- Indianapolis Colts