Most of the depth chart appears to be self-explanatory; for example, the quarterback room includes Jameis Winston, Andy Dalton, and Ian Book. Nothing to analyze there, other than the slight chance of new signing K.J. Costello ousting Book.
Elsewhere on the offense, James Hurst predictably sits at starting left tackle ahead of Trevor Penning while Adam Trautman and Taysom Hill share the TE1 spot. On the defense, Tyrann Mathieu and Marcus Maye sit ahead of P.J. Williams and Ceedy Duce.
It’s just preseason, and there’s plenty of time for players to rise and fall down the depth chart. This will likely be the first of many depth charts to come, but we’ve come up with a few notes on the chart for you to peruse in your spare time.
Here are three takeaways from the Saints unofficial depth chart in the preseason.