Saints rookie progress report heading into week 4

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Trey Hendrickson, defensive end, pick #103

After spending week 1 on the inactive list, Trey Hendrickson is another rookie who has shown steady improvement.

He posted 3 tackles in his week 2 debut while rotating in at the DE/OLB position. In week 3 he added another 2 tackles and a sack on Cam Newton.

The pass rush has been an area of weakness for the Saints over the past few years. So while Hendrickson is only a rotational player (for now), it is important that he produces early and often.

He may have earned himself a larger slice of the defensive pie after his week 3 performance. It’ll be interesting to see if he can keep up the pressures.