The Saints are known to find hidden gems through later rounds of the draft and through free-angency — will any of them make the team this year? We give our prediction of what the final 53 will look like –
Two weeks of preseason football are in the books, and there’s a pretty clear view of who will make the team, but before we share who we think will make the cut, we’re going to tell you one thing we like the most and one thing we dislike the most about the first two weeks of the Saints’ preseason.
What we like the most: The defensive units improvement.
What we dislike the most: Offensive line play, Andrus Peat’s development.
Here’s what we believe the final 53 man roster will look like:
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Notes: TommyLee Lewis, De’Vante Harris, Ken Crawley, Jack Allen, Erik Harris and Landon Turner have all been pleasant surprises. With Coleman’s stock slipping, it has opened up room for TommyLee Lewis to make the team.
Crawley and both of the Harris’ should make the team due to need of depth, not to mention they have all played well. And with the horror show that the offensive line has been so far, Allen and Turner should make this team rather easily.
Garrett Grayson has shown improvement — just not the kind to name him the #2 QB — which means the Saints are pretty much forced to keep three QBs for at least another year. McCown hasn’t been anything special, so if Grayson wants to earn the backup position, he needs to go out and substantially outperform McCown over the next two weeks.