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New Orleans Saints: 10 players to protect in a hypothetical expansion draft

New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Offensive lineman Terron Armstead, New Orleans Saints (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Saints to Protect – No. 6: Terron Armstead

The Saints have Terron Armstead under contract for one more season and that’s why he’s listed sixth here. Even though they’re hoping to retain him, Armstead is entering his age-30 season and might not be worth the heavy price tag that left tackles often get in free agency.

Be that as it may, the Saints would be fools to leave Armstead unprotected. He’s one of the best left tackles in the NFL and the incoming franchise would jump at the chance to have him on their o-line and better yet for them — They’d have the money to extend him to a long-term deal because they don’t have any previous contracts on the books.

New Orleans would love to get a deal done with Armstead prior to the 2021 season but even if they didn’t, he’d be on their protected list because of how important he is to this offensive line. Once a team has their quarterback, the next important piece to add is a left tackle and Armstead is the left tackle.

I said the Saints would have most of their offensive line appearing here and Armstead is the second member of that unit to make an appearance.

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