5 players the New Orleans Saints can’t lose to injury in 2020

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Marcus Davenport (DE)

Marcus Davenport was drafted by the Saints to be the complementary force on the edge with Cameron Jordan. So far, Davenport has been able to accomplish that task and together they are dangerous to all offensive lines and quarterbacks.

However, last season, Davenport went down with an injury. He missed three games with the injury. In the three games Trey Hendrickson started for Davenport, he only totaled 0.5 sacks and two hits on the quarterback.

Davenport thrived in his 13 games started. He tallied three forced fumbles, 6.0 sacks, 31 tackles (five for a loss), and 16 hits on the quarterback. Those are pretty impressive stats for a second-year player who didn’t start one game his rookie season.

This next year is only going to be bigger and brighter for the rising defensive star. All Davenport has to do is continue the play he has had and stay healthy. The Saints can not afford to lose Davenport for a lengthy amount of time this year.