Top 5 defensive ends in Saints history

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 13: Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a sack with Paul Kruger #99 during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 13, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 13: Cameron Jordan #94 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a sack with Paul Kruger #99 during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 13, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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5.) Cameron Jordan, DE, 2011-2016, 2016 –

NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 13: (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 13: (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Drafted with the 24th overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, Jordan has not only embraced his role with the Saints but has shined like a diamond doing it. The former California alumna is everything the Saints have ever looked for.

Cameron Jordan’s numbers currently are, through 96 games, 46.5 sacks, 191 tackles, 7 forced fumbles, and 1 interception. All that can be said at this point is Cameron Jordan is playing phenomenally in the NFL right now.

As great as Jordan is playing right now, he wasn’t a lock for the 5th spot on this list. In my opinion, at this point in time, Cameron Jordan doesn’t have the numbers (yet) to fully solidify my reasoning for putting him at number 5 on this list. To be quite honest, it was a tough choice between Cameron Jordan, and former Saint Frank Warren and Jumpy Geathers.

Don’t get me, wrong folks, Geathers and Warren are great athletes. But in the end, I ultimately left them out. The reason I chose Cameron Jordan is simple; he is still playing in the NFL. I believe if Jordan keeps up at his current pace, he has the potential to surpass not only Warren but also Geathers.

Below are the official statistics for Frank Warren and Jumpy Geathers…

Frank Warren

  • Played 189 Games
  • 52.5 Sacks
  • 283 Tackles
  • 0 Forced Fumbles

James Allen “Jumpy” Geathers

  • Played 183 Games
  • 62.5 Sacks
  • 257 Tackles
  • 5 Forced Fumbles

Cameron Jordan’s Impact on the New Orleans Saints: 

Right now the current New Orleans Saints wouldn’t be anywhere without star defensive end Cameron Jordan. Arguably the best defensive player currently on the roster, Cameron Jordan is a beast for the Saints. It almost seems like wherever or whenever the Saints need Jordan, the big man is there to save the day.

Generating pressure, getting sacks, or simply defending against the run, Cameron Jordan is outstanding in what he does.The two-time Pro-Bowl attendee shows examples every game why he is one of the very best.

Cameron Jordan is and will always be remembered for being a dominant force for the New Orleans Saints. To tell you the truth folks, it would not surprise me if Jordan someday makes the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame.

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