Three reasons the Saints should target free agent Jadeveon Clowney
Number One: Injury History at Defensive End Spot
The New Orleans Saints haven’t had the best of luck when dealing with injuries at the defensive end position opposite of Cameron Jordan. Jordan has never missed a game in his NFL career but his fellow defensive ends can’t say the same.
The current starting defensive end, Marcus Davenport, has missed six games in his first two seasons in the NFL. Davenport’s backup Trey Hendrickson has struggled with the injury bug himself, missing 18 games in three seasons.
It’s hard to build a dominant defensive line if injuries continue to keep players off the field.
Jadeveon Clowney would bring his hard-hitting, 6-foot-5 frame to the Big Easy and wreck havoc opposite of Cameron Jordan and could create a dominant defensive line with an up-and-coming Marcus Davenport also set to be rotating in.
Aside from Clowney’s rookie season, he has never missed more than three games in a season.
Clowney would not only shore up an area of need for the Saints, but he would also be able to directly mentor Marcus Davenport who shockingly shares a lot of the same physical traits and pass-rushing styles as Clowney.