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

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I gave the Saints five linebackers on their all-time team. The first linebacker is none other than NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson.

Jackson was the Saints’ first-ever Hall of Famer and dominated in his 13 NFL seasons with the Saints. In his career, he logged 1,104 tackles, 115 sacks, seven interceptions, 38 forced fumbles, and 27 fumbles recovered.

The second linebacker is Pat Swilling. Swilling was a dominant force on the feared dome patrol defense. Swilling logged 76.5 career sacks on his way to five Pro Bowls, two First-Team All-Pro appearances, and a Defensive Player of the Year award in 1991.

The third linebacker is Sam Mills.

Mills, another member of the feared dome patrol defense, had a great career with the Saints. Mills went to four Pro Bowls and recovered 17 fumbles and forced an additional 16 fumbles. Mills defied all odds in his career being extremely undersized for the linebacker position.

The fourth linebacker is Demario Davis. Davis is still on the Saints and he has been nothing short of spectacular during his short stint thus far. The 2019 First Team All-Pro has logged 221 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception in his two seasons in the big easy.

The fifth and final linebacker is Jonathan Vilma. Vilma was the defensive star the Saints defense desperately needed when he was brought in from the New York Jets in 2008. He helped lead the Saints to a Super Bowl win and he went to two Pro Bowls himself.