New Orleans Saints Depth Chart 2019 Saints Depth Chart

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With a disappointing loss to the Rams in the NFC Championship with the controversial P.I. no-call, the Saints will look to get back on the horse this season brush it off. They went 13-3 in the regular season last year to win the NFC South. The offense will once again be manned by the veteran QB Drew Brees who’s in his 19th season in the NFL. Teddy Bridgewater is there to back him up if need be. Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, and Dwayne Washington round out a nice backfield for New Orleans. The Saints picked Latavius Murray up as a free agent in the offseason after he had a mediocre season with Minnesota in 2018.

The esteemed Michael Thomas will be WR1 for the Saints this year coming off a big season in 2018. It currently looks like Ted Ginn Jr. will be slotted in at WR2. He spent most of last year on the IR. Andrew Peat and Larry Warford (currently questionable) are the two dominant guards that will (likely) be at the forefront of the Saints O-line. The Saints had a great defense last year, and it’s stacking up to be another strong season for them.

They added Malcolm Brown, a RDT formerly of New England, in free agency. He will likely start out the season on account of Sheldon Rankins being on the PUP list and David Onyemata with a possible suspension looming over his head for an arrest in the offseason. Demario Davis, Alex Anzalone, and A.J. Klein round out the dangerous Saints LB core. It’ll be Eli Apple and Marshon Lattimore at the corners. This Saints’ D will likely be one of the best in the NFL this year.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
79
#64 WR
Keith Kirkwood K. Kirkwood (5)
65
#345 WR
Tight End TE
77
#49 TE
Dan Arnold D. Arnold (3)
65
#152 TE
70
#118 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
77
#49 TE
Dan Arnold D. Arnold (3)
65
#152 TE
70
#118 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
79
#64 WR
Keith Kirkwood K. Kirkwood (5)
65
#345 WR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Taylor Stallworth T. Stallworth (3)
69
#42 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Left Defensive Tackle LDT
Nose Tackle NT
Taylor Stallworth T. Stallworth (3)
69
#42 NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Defensive Back DB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
New Orleans Saints Saints
94
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
New Orleans Saints
94
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
New Orleans Saints Saints
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
New Orleans Saints
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Wil Lutz W. Lutz
80
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Wil Lutz W. Lutz
80
K 1
Punters Rating Depth Position
Thomas Morstead T. Morstead
81
P 1

Offseason Moves

Let’s take a look at some of the moves New Orleans has made over the offseason. For starters, the draft. In the second round, the Saints took Erik McCoy, a center from Texas A&M. It’s possible McCoy becomes a starter this year, as his run-blocking and football IQ are off the charts. He still has work to do on pass-blocking, though. In the fourth round, the Saints took Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, a safety from Florida. He will likely start out backing up Marcus Williams, but could develop into a starting role later down the line. The rest of the Saints’ draft broke down like this: Saquan Hampton, S (6th round, pick no. 177); Alize Mack, TE (7th round, pick no. 231); Kaden Elliss, LB (7th round, pick no. 244).

Being a good team is both a blessing and a curse, because it means you a) won’t get as good of a draft picks as other inferior teams and b) that you probably gave up good draft picks to get some of the players that make your team so good. That being said, the Saints did the best with what they have, and I like these picks. The only pick I could see starting on opening day is Erik McCoy, but that doesn’t mean the rest won’t develop into good young talent.

The Saints grabbed veteran TE Jared Cook in free agency which will certainly boost their offensive production. On the other hand, they also lost veteran RB Mark Ingram, which leaves Kamara in the starting role. Kamara isn’t a bad RB, but Ingram leaving will certainly mark a lot of changes in the offense. Acquiring Malcolm Brown from the Patriots provides a strong addition to the defensive line.

Looking Ahead

Losing in the NFC Championship is never fun, but the Saints aren’t going to let that bad memory get in the way of their 2019 season. They’re coming into the year with as strong a roster as ever, maybe with the exception of losing Ingram, but still have a solid RB in Kamara. I see no reason that their defense won’t be one of the top 10 in the NFL again, and their offense will continue to flourish as long as Brees is taking snaps. I’d be very surprised if any team other than the Saints wins the NFC South this year. If anyone is going to come close, it’d be the Falcons, but I still don’t see it happening. Sean Payton is a great coach that has proven himself time and time again, and I really don’t think the Saints will stop making the playoffs until him and Brees are gone.

Count on seeing numerous impressive performances from this team in 2018. Obviously they have a tough schedule after going 13-3 last year, but this team has never shied away from tough opponents, in fact I’d argue they play far better against them. The days of the New Orleans Saints being a powerhouse in the NFL might be numbered as Brees gets up there in age, but this is not the year it stops.