Number One: Marcus Davenport
Marcus Davenport is currently the starting defensive end opposite of Cameron Jordan and is hoping to have a breakout season in 2020. If the New Orleans Saints bring in Jadeveon Clowney, his role with the team will be significantly impacted as a result.
In all honesty, Davenport hasn’t exactly lived up to the potential of being the number fourteen overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and the Saints need to win the Super Bowl now before it’s too late.
Don’t get me wrong, Davenport improved greatly from year one to year two, but acquiring a player like Jadeveon Clowney to help get to the big game would put the Saints defense on another level.
In two NFL seasons, Davenport has put up some solid numbers. His second-year totals were better in nearly every category as well. In 26 games, Davenport has recorded 53 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, 28 quarterback hits, 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two passes defended.
In Clowney’s past two seasons, he has logged 78 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 34 quarterback hits, 12 sacks, five forced fumbles, five fumbles recovered, four passes defended, one interception, and three defensive touchdowns.
Clowney has better numbers and played in two fewer games over the past two seasons than Davenport.