2. Cam Robinson
If NOLA can’t afford Scherff’s potential contract, they probably don’t have a good chance at landing Jaguars left tackle, Cam Robinson. The only thing that could work in their favor here is that Robinson really didn’t come into his own until this past season. He was a former second-round pick that struggled until his contract year and with him only being 26 years old, he’s going to get paid like a premier left tackle.
If teams are nervous about giving Robinson a big contract, the Saints shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to him and try to land him. They’d have their starting left tackle for the next half-decade.
1. Eric Fisher
Speaking of left tackles who struggled early in their career, former No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher spent eight years with the Chiefs and did not look like he was worthy of being the top pick during the first few years of his career. By the end of his tenure in Kansas City, he improved greatly and the injury that sidelined him for last year’s Super Bowl greatly hurt that team’s chances of going back-to-back.
The injury also forced the Chiefs’ hand in releasing Fisher and he ended up signing with the Colts for the 2021 season. He started at left tackle in Indianapolis and had a PFF grade of 68.2, which could make him a sought-after name in free agency.
Fisher is 31 years old, however, and probably won’t get signed to a massive contract so he’s someone New Orleans could potentially afford.
The hope is that the Saints can keep Terron Armstead but if they can’t, the three tackles on this list could help. If the Saints find a right guard who can replace Ruiz, fans would be perfectly content with that too.