5 New Orleans Saints who are certified building blocks for the future

  • Isaiah Foskey is a natural-born stud
  • Trevor Penning will be a centerpiece of Saints' offensive line
  • Chris Olave has yet to reach his true potential

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4. Isaiah Foskey, EDGE

The Saints have one of the better defensive ends in the league right now in Cameron Jordan, but he's not going to be around forever. Now in his mid-30s, New Orleans has to think about life after No. 94.

To their credit, they did try to start grooming players with Marcus Davenport and Payton Turner each being selected in the first round recently. But neither turned into the player they hoped as Davenport is now in Minnesota and Turner could lose his snaps to rookie Isaiah Foskey.

Knowing they needed more depth, the Saints used the 40th overall selection on Foskey who was a stud for Notre Dame. He ended his career with 25 sacks, which set a school record — beating out Justin Tuck.

In addition to his ability to get after the quarterback, Foskey was a good defender against the run. Most importantly, he possesses a non-stop motor that keeps him involved in every play.

Foskey has "immense potential" but can afford to add more pass-rush moves to his repertoire. Thankfully for him, there's an excellent mentor in-house in Cameron Jordan. If they're able to get him to perfect his technique, he won't just surpass Turner but he will also be the new face of the defensive line when Jordan decides to call it a career.