Five New Orleans Saints who could be a big team boost in 2016

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Sep 3, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; a New Orleans Saints helmet during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; a New Orleans Saints helmet during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 38-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 3, 2015; White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Davis Tull (55) blocks tackle Terron Armstead (72) during training camp at The Greenbrier. Mandatory Credit: Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 3, 2015; White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Davis Tull (55) blocks tackle Terron Armstead (72) during training camp at The Greenbrier. Mandatory Credit: Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports /

Davis Tull

The New Orleans Saints knew the risks of drafting Davis Tull when they took him in the fifth round. The 148th overall selection out of Tennessee-Chattanooga missed all of training camp following a labrum surgery, and didn’t see participation until August 18. Tull ended up playing in three preseason games (New England, Houston, and Green Bay), but was placed on season-ending injured reserve on September 12, 2015.

Tull is one of the most exciting unknown prospects returning to the Saints in 2016. In college, he was the Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year three times. He had a record 37 sacks, 60 tackles for loss, and 10 forced fumbles with the Mocs, and impressed everyone at Pro Day. Needless to say, he could be a huge boost to the pass rush.

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