New Orleans Saints: Ranking the three most tradable players

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Number One: Sheldon Rankins

Sheldon Rankins is a good defensive tackle when he can actually stay on the field. Rankins, 26, has missed 13 regular-season games in his career and has had issues with staying healthy and being able to play.

Rankins played in ten games in 2019 but didn’t start in any of them which came as a bit of a surprise considering he started all 16 regular-season games the two years prior.

The emergence of David Onyemata and signing of Malcom Brown pushed the unreliable Rankins into a rotation role where he logged ten tackles and two sacks throughout the entire season.

Rankins is actually a very effective defensive tackle and has logged some excellent numbers throughout his career. In 51 career games, Rankins has logged 96 tackles, 22 tackles for a loss, 35 quarterback hits, 16 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception.

Rankins is replaceable on the Saints defensive line that has Malcom Brown, David Onyemata, Shy Tuttle, and a promising Malcolm Roach all in the same position. Rankins could be dealt pretty easily for a late second-round pick or a solid player in return.

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