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MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates after a interception against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 05: Caleb Farley #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates after a interception against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Gregory Rousseau, University of Miami

Gregory Rousseau was a junior at the University of Miami this season. However, Rousseau opted out of the 2020 season and ended up only playing two seasons in college before declaring for the NFL Draft. You might look and say the Saints don’t need another edge rusher.

Rousseau could be the future Cam Jordan, though. We saw last season Trey Hendrickson step in for Marcus Davenport and almost lead the league in sacks with 13.5. He eventually went on and signed a massive contract with the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason.

During his only active year in Miami (his freshman year he only played one game), Rousseau managed to accumulate 54 tackles, 15.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in only 13 games.

It is realistic in thinking that either Cam Jordan or Marcus Davenport could not be on the team in a couple of years. Rousseau could be the dominant edge force. Currently, he is projected to go anywhere from No. 14 to No. 20 in the first round.

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