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New Orleans Saints’ 2017 Team Standings: Defense

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Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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If Saints fans are happy about anything, I’m sure it has to be the improvements at the linebacker position.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 24: Craig Robertson #52 of the New Orleans Saints takes the field during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 24: Craig Robertson #52 of the New Orleans Saints takes the field during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Where The Saints Currently Stand: 

The Saints are sitting on better ground right now compared to years past with their linebackers. I’m proud to say the team has brought in athletes that will surely help to improve the current Saints situation. Along with current, main linebackers Dannell Ellerbe, Craig Robertson, and Nate Stupar, the Saints added some new fresh faces to the Big Easy. The Saints brought in, Adam Bighill from the CFL, A.J. Klein from the Carolina Panthers, and Manti Te’o from the Chargers.

What The NFL Draft Brings To This Position:

The Saints need good players and solid depth at this position. And the NFL Draft could help bring this. Two of the better linebackers in the draft, Reuben Foster and Haason Reddick, could be brought in to help further attribute to the team. In all honesty right now, where the Saints are sitting at linebacker is pretty decent. Although in the teams best interest it would be best if the Saints were to bring someone in, right now the setup isn’t awful.

Why Saints Fans Should Be Excited:

If more people are brought in, and if this group of guys can stay healthy, expect a big leap from the linebacker core. Put together with an explosive secondary, along with a fierce front four, an efficient linebacker core would make this defense formidable. The Saints, with the right personnel can thrive next season, it all honestly depends on how well the Draft goes, and what the Saints do with their people.

So stand up Who Dat Nation! Get loud, get proud, and be ready because things are about to get a whole lot better on April 27th.

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