5 reasons the New Orleans Saints must pursue Jadeveon Clowney
The additional depth is important
Marcus Davenport went out in 2019 with a season-ending injury. He was replaced in the team’s Wild Card loss, and while Trey Hendrickson filled in well, the game could’ve been different had Davenport been on the field.
While season-ending injuries aren’t necessarily a commonality for the second-year rusher, adding additional depth in Clowney is certainly not a bad idea given Davenport’s injury history, especially since this most recent one was a non-contact injury.
After all, the two should share the snaps throughout the season and help each other stay fresh as well, potentially even allowing Cam Jordan some rest. On a roster that’s deep at just about every position, Clowney could also slide to outside linebacker if need be.
According to Pro Football Reference, three of Clowney’s six seasons have come at outside linebacker with two and the most recent one coming on the edge. He should be primarily used on the edge, but having experience at both positions is ideal.