Ranking the three most underrated players on the Saints defense

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 22: Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson #22 of the New Orleans Saints looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 22: Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson #22 of the New Orleans Saints looks on prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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Number Two: Malcom Brown

Malcom Brown is a 6-foot-2, 320-pound defensive tackle who anchors the New Orleans Saints’ defensive line and gets no love for it. Brown, 26, is a mammoth of a man and completely clogs up running lanes with his massive frame.

Brown was brought into the Big Easy following the 2018 season where he was originally with the New England Patriots.

Brown had a great season logging 34 tackles, six tackles for a loss, five quarterback hits, two sacks, and one fumble recovery. He would constantly eat up blockers and allow his teammates to make plays instead, focusing the tacklers to get the bulk of the love.

Brown oftentimes is asked to take on multiple blockers to allow his teammates like Demario Davis, Cameron Jordan, and David Onyemata to make all the plays.

It’s easy to forget about the guys who don’t get the bulk of the sacks or make a lot of big plays, but Brown’s job is arguably the most important on the entire team, and analysts rarely mention his name.

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