3 takeaways from Saints’ first unofficial depth chart

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The Saints utilize three undrafted free agents.

There were three Saints rookies to make the cut for the 53-man roster that was not drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft — Marquez Callaway, Malcolm Roach, and Blake Gillikin. All three were surprises; all three will be intriguing to watch this year.

Malcolm Roach is a rookie out of the University of Texas. He played linebacker, defensive end, and defensive tackle in his three years there. He had 8.0 sacks and 22.5 tackles for a loss during his college career.

Marquez Callaway is a huge surprise after you look at who they cut from the roster for him. Bennie Fowler and Emmanuel Butler both had great training camps, but Sean Payton must see something in Callaway that makes him worth more than the others.

The last is probably the biggest surprise. Blake Gillikin is the second punter that the Saints kept on their roster. Backing up Thomas Morestead is a task not many have done, but for the Saints to keep a second punter, Payton has to have plans for him.

These three undrafted free agent’s skills will be put to the test as they could find their way onto the field at any given moment.