Marcus Davenport has yet to develop into a star
The Saints could use Everson Griffen frankly just because Marcus Davenport has yet to hit that next level.
Coming into his third season healthy, many are hopeful that this could be the year that Davenport, the player the team was hoping they found with their first-round draft pick, makes an appearance as a breakout star for this defense.
Injuries have hampered him in past years, forcing him to play in just 13 games in both his first two seasons in the league. The Saints can’t go another season without knowing if their star rusher can make it through to the most important time of the year.
A one-year deal for Griffen where they allow Davenport to move into more of a reserve role may not be the worst decision for the 23-year-old’s career.
After all, it would allow him to sit back and observe and train with two of the best rushers in the game. That type of exposure is why quarterbacks like Jameis Winston and Teddy Bridgewater come to the Big Easy. For Davenport, it may have the same type of impact on his career.