5 left tackle options for Saints if Terron Armstead signs elsewhere

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The New Orleans Saints might lose Terron Armstead this offseason and if they do, it’ll come down to the fact that he’s too injury-prone to dish out nearly $100 million for. Spotrac projects him to earn a four-year contract worth $95.8 million, which is way too much money for a guy who has yet to even play a full season during his nine-year career.

With all of that in mind, there’s a solid chance that the Saints don’t retain Armstead and honestly, fans seem okay with it. Let another team overpay him to only have him available for half of the games each season.

Unfortunately, Armstead’s departure would mean that the Saints would lose one of their best players, and finding a left tackle who can do what he can won’t be easy. Let’s take a look at five left tackle options for New Orleans if Armstead doesn’t come back to the Big Easy.

5. Bernhard Raimann

If the Saints elect to spend an early-round pick to address their offensive line, Bernhard Raimann could make sense for them. The Draft Network projects him as a starting left tackle in the NFL and mentions that he’s best suited for a run-heavy offense. NOLA checks off that box, as they’ve definitely been a rushing team in recent years.

Drafting someone to be the franchise left tackle is risky because you’re not sure if the guy can handle blocking NFL defenders but Raimann is someone New Orleans should be keeping an eye on when draft weekend rolls around.