Top five draft busts in New Orleans Saints history

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Number four draft bust in Saints history: Marcus Davenport - DE (2018)

If we're being honest, Marcus Davenport is a serviceable player, and by no means a scrub, when he's on the field of course. They key part in that opening section naturally is "when he's on the field." You'd also expect much more from a player. you take with the 14th overall selection, which is just what the Saints did in 2018.

Davenport did show signs of potential production, his best career season came in 2021 when he recorded nine sacks in nine starts, but of course he only appeared in eleven games that season. That eleven was also the total number of games he suited up for the year prior in 2020.

Davenport has yet to play a full seventeen (or sixteen) game season in his career, and after five inconsistent seasons in New Orleans, the number four entry on our list of Saints draft busts has officially become the problem of the Minnesota Vikings, made official this offseason.

Games are won and lost in the trenches, and you can never have enough pass-rushers. The Saints thought they were adding Davenport to a loaded pass-rush unit, and fast-forward five years, that same unit looks almost barren, and it pretty much started here.