New Orleans Saints find themselves at bottom of power rankings again


It was nearly a week ago that put out their post-draft NFL power rankings, which put the New Orleans Saints at No. 30. It looks like another outlet has followed suit.

ESPN released their power rankings this morning, and it has the black and gold all the way down at No. 27 in the league. Here’s what Dan Graziano had to say about the Saints:

"27. New Orleans Saints2015 record: 7-9Post-free agency ranking: No. 22Not to say the Saints’ defense was bad last year, but if you’d brought it to court to help you fight a parking ticket, you’d have ended up doing 25 to life. To fix it, they’re hoping for immediate contributions from their draft picks. Along with a lot of points from Drew Brees and the offense."

Once again, where’s the mention of the five free agents brought in to help with defense? What about mentioning the undrafted rookie free agents? All of this seems to be neglected by the national media, and was no different in their assessment.

Of the 19 undrafted rookie free agents, nine of them were defensive players. If you add that with the three draft picks (Sheldon Rankins, Vonn Bell, David Onyemata) and five free agents (Nick Fairley, James Laurinaitis, Nathan Stupar, Craig Robertson, Erik Harris), then you have a total of 17 players in the mix to help improve one of the league’s worst defenses. That’s not including building upon some of the bright spots last year like Delvin Breaux, Stephone Anthony, and Cameron Jordan.

One thing we have to remember with these power rankings is that it’s entirely way too early for it in the first place. However, it causes controversy among fans because of a New Orleans Saints team that has such a high-powered offense. Unfortunately, the only way to change anyone’s tune is to prove them wrong.