Another player the New Orleans Saints drafted that hasn’t quite reached his expectations is Marcus Davenport. Healthy, Davenport has every chance to put a superstar this season, especially on the opposite side of Cam Jordan.
Having dealt with injuries the last two seasons, Davenport was not being able to finish 2019, hurting the team’s chances against the Minnesota Vikings. However, he did put together a better season than in 2018.
Davenport recorded six sacks and three forced fumbles last season.
He started to play at a high level before being hampered by more nagging injuries. After giving up two first-round picks to select Davenport in the top 15, fans, and likely management too, have expected more.
This season, he should finally be able to give them more, claiming his goal is to be better than Jordan, the team’s other starting DE that racked up 15.5 sacks last season.
Let’s hope he can reach his goal because, if he does, the Saints will have the league’s best 1-2 combo on the defensive line.