Saints Roster Breakdown: Predicting the five DTs that’ll crack the 53-man roster

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Number One: Shy Tuttle

Shy Tuttle gives every New Orleans Saints fan hope for the future as their undrafted free agent in 2019 had a breakout season as a backup defensive tackle. Tuttle, 24, will look to improve off of his solid rookie season and play a larger role with the team in 2020.

Tuttle only played 32 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps in 2019 and the majority of those snaps came when the Saints were having injury issues at the position.

If it wasn’t for those snaps Tuttle was able to get, he would likely be on the way out this offseason rather than competing for a rotational spot in the lineup.

In 2019, Tuttle recorded phenomenal stats considering his limited snaps. In 16 games, Tuttle logged 18 tackles, three tackles for a loss, three quarterback hits, two hurries, six pressures, two sacks, four passes defended, and one interception.

Tuttle can still improve in some areas, but he already possesses great natural ability and size and strength. Tuttle is not a lock to make the final 53-man roster, but I give him the nod over some other guys.