Biggest DE contributors for 2017 New Orleans Saints

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Cameron Jordan

NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 24: Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a play 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: Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Arguably the best defensive player currently on the roster, Cameron Jordan is a beast for the Saints. Whether it be generating pressure from the defensive line, getting sacks, or simply defending against the run, Jordan is there whenever the Saints need him to be.

Last season in regards to the defensive ends there wasn’t a whole lot of production made, but when it was it was from Cameron Jordan. The former 2012 first round selection seemingly improves every season. Cameron Jordan is and will always be a dominant force for the New Orleans Saints.

At this rate, it wouldn’t surprise me if Jordan not only makes the Saints HOF but is put in the discussion for one of the best defensive linemen in Saints history.

For all the statistic lovers out there, in the past four years, Cameron Jordan has averaged at least 30 tackles and 7.5 sacks per season. This past season, Jordan compiled 7.5 sacks, 40 tackles, and 1 forced fumble. Jordan was the “beacon of hope” sort of speak when things didn’t exactly go as planned defensively for the Saints.  There were numerous instances where opposing quarterbacks had forever to throw. If it weren’t for Cameron Jordan, the Saints would have lost a lot more games last year.

In his current career with the New Orleans Saints, Cameron Jordan has 299 total tackles, 46.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 7 forced fumbles. Jordan is a reliable piece of this Saints defensive puzzle. If the team ever had to go without him, the lasting effect wouldn’t be good.

2017 Season Projection:

7-12 Sacks

Reason:

Cameron Jordan, as amazing as he is by himself, plays better when he has a compliment. The stats show Jordan improved when he had Galette or others with him. This range indicates the best and worse case scenario for Cameron Jordan as this season approaches. If Jordan gets serious help from Okafor, Hendrickson, Muhammad, and others, then expect this number on the higher end.

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