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5 former Saints draft picks who may be done in the NFL

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It’s hard to stay in the NFL even for those players who are drafted. These five former New Orleans Saints draft picks could be nearing the end — or already at the end — of their pro careers. 

The New Orleans Saints have certainly seen their fair share of hits and misses when it comes to their draft picks. One of their best drafts ever was in 2017 when they netted Marshon Lattimore, Ryan Ramczyk, Marcus Williams, and Alvin Kamara. One of their worst drafts ever came in 2020 when they took Cesar Ruiz, Adam Trautman, and Zack Baun. Oof.

The five former Saints we’re going to discuss in this article are players who heard their names called thanks to New Orleans drafting them but now they’re at the end of their careers.

Let’s get it going.

All stats and transactions courtesy of Pro Football Reference 

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5. Tyeler Davison

A fifth-round pick in 2015, Tyeler Davison worked his way into a starting role for the Saints and went on to spend four years with them. When his rookie contract was up, Davison joined the rival Falcons and spent the next three years in Atlanta.

As of this writing, Davison is a free agent waiting to sign with his next team. That might not ever happen though, as Davison was not at the top of his game this past year in Atlanta. He finished the season with a PFF grade of 46.8.

Unless a team finds themselves needing a rotational piece and not having many other options to turn to, Davison is probably done as an NFL player.