Creating an absolutely dominant all-time 53-man New Orleans Saints roster

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25 Sep 1994
25 Sep 1994 /

Offensive Line:

I broke the all-time roster down into four offensive tackles, four offensive guards, and two centers.

The first tackle is Willie Roaf. Roaf spent nine years with the Saints where he attended seven consecutive Pro Bowls and was on the NFL All-Pro First Team twice. He was selected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2014, putting a bow on a phenomenal career.

The next offensive tackle is Terron Armstead. Armstead has been on the New Orleans Saints since he was drafted in the third round back in 2013. Armstead has started in 71 of his 75 career games, attending two Pro Bowls along the way.

The next offensive tackle is Jermon Bushrod.

Bushrod had a great career with the Saints, spanning over the course of seven years. Bushrod started 128 out of 145 games for the Saints and was always an anchor on the line. Bushrod went to two Pro Bowls as a member of the Saints and helped them win a Super Bowl as well.

The final offensive tackle is Zach Strief. Strief spent his entire career in New Orleans spanning twelve seasons as the Saints’ offensive tackle. Strief started 94 out of 158 career games in the big easy and won a Super Bowl with the team.

The first offensive guard is Jahri Evans. Evans went to six consecutive Pro Bowls during his tenure in New Orleans and also made four appearances on the First Team All-Pro list. Evans won a Super Bowl with the Saints and started all 183 career games he played in.

The next guard is Carl Nicks. Nicks spent four years with the New Orleans Saints but was a dominant guard in his own right. He helped bolster the offensive line that the Saints had in the Super Bowl which helped keep Drew Brees upright and made room for the running back carousel to take over.

The next guard is Jim Dombrowski.

Dombrowski spent his entire career in the black and gold and had an impressive streak of eight consecutive 16-game seasons ranging from 1988 through 1995. It’s not very often you see an offensive guard play 16 games in one season, let alone do that eight years in a row.

The final guard is Larry Warford. Warford was extremely productive in his three seasons in New Orleans before his release in 2020. Warford went to the Pro Bowl each season with the Saints and played a pivotal role in the quick emergence of running back Alvin Kamara.

The first center is Max Unger. Max Unger was acquired in the Jimmy Graham trade and he did nothing but continue to dominate the NFL. Unger spent four seasons in the black and gold and started every game he ever played in.

He went to a Pro Bowl with the Saints and filled a major void on the Saints’ offensive line at the time.

The second center and final offensive lineman is Jonathan Goodwin. Goodwin spent a combined six years in the black and gold and was one of the reasons Drew Brees was able to revive his career.

Goodwin was one of the NFL’s best centers when he was signed by New Orleans in 2006, the same year as Drew Brees. Goodwin attended one Pro Bowl with the Saints and he helped them win a Super Bowl as well.