Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) against the Arizona Cardinals before a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints 2014 Player Ranks: No. 7, Junior Galette

Seven days left, Who Dat Nation! There’s a lot of buzz in the air with the Saints fixing up their practice squad roster, and know that so far, it looks good! We continue the Top 10 portion of our two-week series that focuses on my Top 15 players heading into the 2014 Saints’ season. At the end of it all rests a meeting with our ‘little brother’, the Atlanta Falcons. Today’s selection: Junior Galette

Birthday: 3/27/1988 (26 years old)
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 258 pounds
Twitter: @JuniorG93
College: Stillman
NFL Experience: 5th Season
Position: Outside Linebacker
Number: 93

2013 Highlights & Notes

  • Played in all 16 games
  • USA Today All-Joe
  • Jim Finks Good Guy Award
  • 40 total tackles (28 solo, 12 assisted), 12.0 sacks, 2 pass defenses, forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries
  • 6th in NFL in Sacks
  • Played in 85.7% of team’s defensive snaps (836 out of 937 snaps), led all outside linebackers
  • His beard

Overview

Junior Galette is one of the most forgotten (or overlooked) undrafted rookie free agent success stories. Galette went undrafted in 2010, and through hard work and determination, made the Saints 53-man roster. Galette finally earned his starting role this season, and made the absolute most of it. Galette had a career year in sacks, finishing behind the likes of Robert Mathis, Robert Quinn, Greg Hardy, Mario Williams, and teammate Cam Jordan. Perhaps one of the most colorful and interactive players out there, Galette is certainly one of Who Dat Nation’s favorite.

2014 Outlook

Junior Galette can only hope to capitalize on his production from a season ago. This is actually a contract year for Galette, so you can fully expect him to come with everything he has and then some. Galette certainly has a huge change to produce double-digit sacks again, and I would be completely shocked if we see him snubbed from the Pro Bowl when he gets those sacks.

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