Saints Roster Breakdown: Predicting the five DEs to crack the 53-man roster
Number Four: Margus Hunt
Margus Hunt is no lock to make the New Orleans Saints’ final 53-man roster, but his size and leadership could give him an edge over other players. Hunt, 33, has been a bit of journeyman throughout his seven-year NFL career but will look to hone in his abilities in 2020 with Dennis Allen and the Saints.
Hunt has been used as both a defensive end and defensive tackle in his NFL career with both the Bengals and the Colts, but I feel like he has a better chance at making the roster as a defensive end.
Hunt isn’t a big sack guy, but he does still manage to bring solid pressure and his tall frame scares away running backs from running to his side.
Hunt, standing at 6-foot-8 295 pounds, has recorded 105 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 20 quarterback hits, 7.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and seven passes defended through his 91 career games played.
Hunt’s height gives him an advantage when it comes to deflecting passes and he could be used on special teams to help try and block kicks.
With Sean Payton as head coach and Dennis Allen as the defensive coordinator, the sky is the limit for what they could do with Margus Hunt in 2020.