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17. John Jenkins

Jul 29, 2013; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints rookie defensive tackle John Jenkins (92) during a morning training camp practice at the team facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of defensive linemen who needed to step up after the Tyrunn Walker and Brodrick Bunkely injuries, none other than mid-round rookie John Jenkins stepped up to the plate with two total tackles.

More importantly, Jenkins held his own in his first NFL game and proved he can be a solid contributor. Depth is suddenly a great thing for the Saints defense.

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