Dec 23, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints guard Ben Grubbs (66) warms up on the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. The Saints beat the Cowboys 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Who Dat Dish: New Orleans Saints News, Rumors And Links For 7/10

Rankings are everything in the NFL right now with the league seeming stuck in hibernation. Luckily for you guys, the New Orleans Saints happen to have some very talented players that typically rank high on offseason lists.

Let’s take a moment to update you on where some of your favorite players are ranking according to other media outlets. Says Ben Grubbs is the 8th Best Player in Team


Grubbs wasn’t alone. The entire Saints run game was a disappointment last year, and everyone from blockers to runners to coaches earned their share of the blame. But they all started to get their act together during the second half of last season. And Grubbs also proved to be a good fit as a pass-protecting guard, which is vital in the Saints’ offense. According to Pro Football Focus, Grubbs tied for the fifth-highest grade among all NFL guards last year, three spots ahead of teammate and perennial All-Pro Jahri Evans.


The 8th Best Player in the NFC South is Jimmy Graham

Per ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas:

I think Graham’s wrist impacted his play more than people realize. He was a sure-handed receiver in 2011 and I think the wrist explains the drops. I expect Graham to take a huge step forward this season. He’s a matchup problem for every defense he faces due to his rare combination of size and speed. The return of coach Sean Payton from suspension also should help Graham. New Orleans’ offense still put up big numbers last season, but things seemed just a little out of sync. With Payton back in the fold, I expect New Orleans’ offense to get back to being more precise.


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