Most of the concerns we’ve seen this summer about the New Orleans Saints defense have centered on the situations at cornerback or linebacker, but there’s a sneaky-big weakness in the middle up front: at defensive tackle. A quick glance at the roster doesn’t show many big names.
And a more thorough survey can be alarming given only three of them have played four or more years in the NFL, and one of those veterans will be suspended to start the season. Like several other position groups, it’s young and unproven, which isn’t a great recipe for success.
So who has a real shot at making the team? Let’s get to it: