3 moves the Saints can make to complete the perfect offseason

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Sign Eddie Goldman

In the first round of the NFL draft this year, the Saints strongly considered selecting mammoth Georgia defensive tackle Jordan Davis. With David Onyemata in the last year of his contract and no defined starter opposite him, this would have made a lot of sense had NOLA gone this route. Defensive tackle is the Saints’ biggest remaining need at this point in the offseason.

Eddie Goldman would be an immediate plug-and-play starter opposite Onyemata and provides a true run stuffer along the defensive line. Another option at this position could be former Bucs DT Ndamukong Suh, given Tampa Bay’s recent signing of former Saint Akiem Hicks.

The only concern with Suh would be his potential fit in a strong Saints locker room but both him or Goldman would be home-run signings at this point in the offseason.

Goldman was a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Bears and played all six of his pro seasons there. He didn’t play in 2020 and he’s not as good as he used to be but he doesn’t have to be in this stacked Saints defense.