Top 10 Best New Orleans Saints Players Going Into the 2018 SeasonThey had a white hot 2017 season with a two headed monster in their backfield and the defensive rookie of the year on defense. But, if they want the playoffs, they need good players. Who’s the best among the Saints? We’re looking at the top ten best New Orleans Saints players going into the 2018 season.
The Top Ten
The future hall of famer had yet another great season in 2017, and in what may be his last NFL season, he’ll want to add to his career stats. He’s definitely the best Saints player currently and will bring them to the 2018 postseason.
One of the NFL’s most disruptive defensive linemen, racking up a career high 13 sacks in 2017 with two forced fumbles and an interception. He is a true defensive powerhouse and will dominate in 2018.
Mark Ingram will be suspended for four games in 2018, meaning his workload will increase. I’m confident he’ll have an even better season this year than his 2017 year in which he had over 1,500 yards from scrimmage and 13 total touchdowns. He’ll be a force with rushing and receiving.
The reigning defensive rookie of the year will hopefully dominate receivers like he did in 2017. He’s young with monumental potential to be a top five cornerback in the NFL.
A four game suspension hopefully won’t hamper Ingram’s performance for the rest of 2018. The Saints backfield may not be the same this season, but he’ll be a solid back in 2018.
After Brandin Cooks departed for New England, Thomas didn’t disappoint as their number one receiver. He put up 1,200+ yards with 5 regular season touchdowns and 2 in the postseason. He’ll be a starter for years to come for New Orleans.
The third year offensive lineman is solid enough to earn a spot here. He’s been one of the Saints best offensive linemen in years, and he’ll play very well in 2018.
He’s remembered too much for his missed tackle, but just take a look at his rookie stats. He picked up 4 interceptions and 73 tackles. He had one really bad play, but that doesn’t mean he’s a bad player.
The journeyman has been to the big game twice but has always been on the losing side. He’s a longtime veteran with the experience the Saints need. In 2017, he totaled 4 touchdowns. While Alvin Kamara may be the Saints primary return man, Ginn still has a place in New Orleans.
Give him some credit. He’s one of the top punters in the NFL and underrated at the same time. It’s no wonder the Saints gave him a five year contract extension.