5 things to watch over the New Orleans Saints final four games

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Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Tyeler Davison against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

4. Tyeler Davison

Davison has been a decent rotational piece along the defensive line so far this season. However, this past Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, he was finally given the opportunity to try his hand at being the starting nose tackle for the defense. Davison received this opportunity because the ever-disappointing John Jenkins was out with an injury.

To be fair to Jenkins, I call him disappointing because of his potential, however Davison has shown similar flashes and on Sunday proved that he may just have what it takes to play full time in this league. For a little more insight on how Davison performed in his first NFL start you can read this piece by Joel Erickson of The Advocate.

I was high on Davison as a draft pick and have been eager all year to get to see how he looks when he gets extended snaps. Success in one week when teams perhaps underestimate you is one thing, and what I (and many other fans) would like to see from the young man is some consistency. That has been the one thing that has truly plagued John Jenkins in his time in New Orleans, and if Davison can show that he can be consistently disruptive it will go a long way towards giving the Saints another piece that they can build off of going forward. If Davison can join undrafted rookie Bobby Richardson and become a defensive tackle that at worst is a solid rotational piece for the team, that will be a huge win for the Saints.

Tyeler has four more games to prove to his coaches, his teammates, and perhaps himself that he has what it takes to be a starting defensive tackle in this league. Considering what a huge hole that has been for this team, it most certainly is something worth watching over the final four games of the season.

Next: 3. Fundamentals and accountability on defense

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