Saints 53-man roster prediction before 2022 training camp kicks off

Leigh Oleszczak
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Defensive Line (9)

Cam Jordan, Marcus Davenport, Payton Turner, Tanoh Kpassagnon, David Onyemata, Shy Tuttle, Carl Granderson, Jordan Jackson, Kentavius Street

I made the decision to stack the trenches because that’s where the Saints need to thrive the most. Their defensive line has nine players here and it was tough narrowing it down even to nine guys.

The starters will be Cam Jordan, Marcus Davenport, David Onyemata, and Shy Tuttle with the other five serving as rotational pieces. This would leave some key names like Albert Huggins, Malcolm Roach, and Taco Charlton off the roster and potentially on the practice squad.

The defensive line should be a fun camp battle to watch because of how much depth the team has there. The fact that is was so hard narrowing it down even to just nine players is a good indicator of how strong this unit is.

If anyone out of this group was in danger of not making the team, it’d probably be Carl Granderson. I decided to include him but wouldn’t be surprised if he was on the outside looking in.