3 New Orleans Saints newcomers who will surprise in 2020

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James Hurst, OT

The New Orleans Saints shocked the entire fanbase when they drafted an offensive lineman from the University of Michigan over any linebackers or wide receivers still on the board.

On top of that, they decided to release a 2019 Pro Bowl guard to open up a starting spot of him on the offensive line. However, in doing that, they severely depleted the depth of the line. Now they were back to just Will Clapp and Nick Easton backing up the entire line.

Well, not anymore.

The Saints brought in former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman James Hurst. Over the course of his career, Hurst has played the entire left side of the line. A dual-threat like that is a very nice commodity on the bench.

Hurst started all 16 games for the Ravens in 2017 and started all ten he appeared in, in 2018. However, because of injury, he was replaced and only ended up starting two games his final year with the Ravens.

If any of our offensive linemen get hurt (and there is almost a surefire chance they will), Hurst will be one of the biggest surprise newcomers of the roster.