Number Three: Louisiana Ties
The New Orleans Saints didn’t just trade for one of the NFL’s best linebackers when healthy, but they also traded for a guy who has ties to Louisiana dating back to his college days at Louisiana State University.
Kwon Alexander spent three seasons at LSU where he recorded 167 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovered, and five passes defended.
Alexander adds a mix of pass coverage ability as well as excellent run defending ability to the Saints’ front seven. Alexander is also familiar with the NFC South as he spent four seasons playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Alexander has also always played well against the Saints. In six games against the Saints in his career, he has recorded 52 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and four passes defended. Alexander even has Super Bowl experience as he played in last season’s Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers and new teammate Emmanuel Sanders.
The player who was once heavily sought after out of college and even worked out for the Saints is now a member of the Saints as he hopes to help bring a championship to the city of New Orleans for the first time since 2010.