Saints Roster Breakdown: Predicting the five DEs to crack the 53-man roster
Number Two: Mario Edwards Jr.
Mario Edwards Jr. spent his first season with the New Orleans Saints in 2019 and was very productive in a limited role with the organization. Edwards, 26, was primarily used in a substitute role and took advantage of his limited snaps.
In 2019, Edwards Jr. played just 28 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps and didn’t start any games.
The former second-round pick by the Raiders didn’t let that slow him down as he still managed to compile eight tackles, two tackles for a loss, three quarterback hits, three sacks, and one forced fumble.
The five-year vet seemed to make an impact on every snap he played as he also managed to record one hurry, seven pressures, and zero missed tackles.
Edwards Jr. is no lock to make the final 53-man roster, but with his veteran leadership and aggressive playstyle, he will be a huge help to a solid area for the Saints.