The New Orleans Saints entered training camp with a lot of question marks throughout their roster. Everyone knew the defense would look different and surprisingly, this group has looked good through the first nine days of camp.
There have been three Saints who have really stood out and surprised us all to this point. Two of these guys weren’t well-known at all entering camp while the other one has failed to really impress anyone during his career to this point.
Let’s take a look at three pleasant surprises from Saints training camp thus far.
Surprises from New Orleans Saints camp – No. 3: Christian Ringo
Saints fans might have been somewhat familiar with Christian Ringo when he signed with the team in 2020 due to his days at Louisiana as a member of the Ragin’ Cajuns. Ringo was a sixth-round pick in 2015 by the Packers and has since bounced around the league. The Saints are his sixth NFL team and seventh football team in total (he played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2020).
This is Ringo’s second year with the Saints and he’s making a big impression in camp. Luke Johnson tweeted that “he’s been making some plays” while getting a run with the starters.
Ringo wasn’t expected to do much, if anything, with this defense in 2021 but here he is making a huge impression when he needs to the most. The Saints had a tremendous amount of turnover on the defensive line and Ringo was fourth in line at left defensive end, according to OurLads.
Well, Ringo is doing what he needs to do to move up the depth chart. Not only is Ringo crushing it in camp, but he’s having fun doing it, as Katherine Terrell notes in the tweet below.
No one expected Ringo to be someone who could actually make the team a few weeks ago but that’s beginning to look more and more like a realistic scenario.