6 newcomers projected to be starters for the Saints in 2021

Leigh Oleszczak
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The New Orleans Saints brought in new faces over the offseason to help them compete. Six of those newcomers are hopefully going to be able to step in as starters.

The interesting part of the Saints’ offseason is that while they did make some smart moves in the offseason, there are no surefire starters that they signed or drafted. They really did sign and draft for depth because of how strong their roster already was heading into the offseason.

Let’s take a look at five new Saints that could find their way into a starting role as early as Week 1.

New Orleans Saints newcomers who could start – No. 6: Paulson Adebo

The Saints didn’t sign a cornerback in free agency despite losing Janoris Jenkins to the Titans. They could have gone after someone like Caleb Farley or Asante Samuel Jr. in the first round but decided to wait until the third round to address the position.

With the No. 76 pick, the Saints selected Paulson Adebo out of Stanford with the idea that he could be in their future starting lineup. We’ll touch on newcomer Brian Poole more later on in this article, but Adebo is going to be someone who gets a fair shot at starting.

He opted out of the 2020 season so he might not be an immediate starter but don’t worry, Adebo will get his and he’ll be someone the Saints lean on heavily moving forward.