Saints 53-Man Roster Breakdown: Predictions on which centers will make the final cut

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My series of 53-man roster predictions by position continues as we leave the skill players and venture into those in the trenches, the centers.

With the exception of the quarterback position, the offensive center is arguably the most important position on the team. Over the last few seasons, the Saints have thankfully has some of the best so they haven’t had worries about turnovers from missed snaps or poorly timed snaps.

The center is responsible for making offensive line calls, getting the snap off in time, and keeping the signal-caller protected. He’s also a factor in making sure the team can run the ball down the field.

A good center will make or break an entire offensive line. However, they have to play in order to do that, and for the best centers, consistency is a huge part of the equation. Last season, second-round pick Erik McCoy started at center.

Now, it could be someone entirely new building that rapport with future Hall of Famer quarterback Brees. The Saints have a very talented group of centers, here are the three guys I think will crack the final 53-man roster.