2017 NFL Draft and free agency: More targets of the Saints
Demarcus Ware – Denver Broncos, Melvin Ingram – San Diego Chargers, Chandler Jones – Arizona Cardinals, Nick Perry – Green Bay Packers, Julius Peppers – Green Bay Packers, Trent Cole – Indianapolis Colts
Draft Prospects: Tim Williams (DE/OLB) – Alabama, Marquis Haynes – Ole Miss, Ryan Anderson (OLB) – Alabama, Devonte Fields (OLB, DE) – Louisville, Josh Carrway (OLB) -TCU
Last week our great Who Dat Dish writer Roy Anderson took a look at some of the top tier defensive end talent in the draft and free agency. Today we look at the guys who because of their weight and athleticism might be better off playing a rushing linebacker role.
In free agency this is a fairly good class. We all know what Demarcus Ware can do and even though he is getting up in age, he still looks like he has some good year left.
Melvin Ingram might be a bit of a sleeper. Throughout his first three years in the league he only totalled 6 sacks, but he proved the doubters wrong last season with 10.5 sacks. Outside of those two guys the Saints should have no problem finding solid contributors.
The draft also has solid talent. Tim Williams look like the top guys in this class, but other guys like Ryan Anderson and Devonte Fields has also shown the kind of talent you look for.
The Saints are in desperate need of a pass rusher opposite of Cam Jordan and should take a look at some of these pass rush specialists.
Next: Athleticism to the linebacking corps?