5 more free agents that should be on the New Orleans Saints radar

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Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele (72) reacts during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele (72) reacts during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports /

Kelechi Osemele

If you’re looking for an answer at left guard, then Kelechi Osemele should be on your list. The Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman is schedule to hit the open market, and is among the top in regards to interest. He brings added value in that he can also play left tackle, where he started the last four games for the Ravens.

Osemele hasn’t always been in the spotlight for the Ravens, but has evolved as an emerging offensive lineman. Osemele graded out as the 13th highest guard (+18.1) out of 82 total in 2015, receiving the highest marks in run blocking. Head coach Sean Payton’s 2016 scheme could center heavily on the run, and Osemele would be an appetizing hit in free agency.

The biggest problem is that high commodities like Osemele could get $6-8 million per year on the open market, which could be something the Saints won’t be able to afford.

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