New Orleans Saints' Final 2010 Defensive Player Grades

Below are all the GPA's for every Saints player on defense for all 16 games plus the one playoff game. Make the jump to see how they all stacked up, and to see who my pick is for the defensive MVP.

My defensive MVP for the year is Jonathan Vilma. What's interesting here is that Roman Harper was over 3.00 all season long and had by far the best defensive GPA going into the playoffs. He was way ahead of Vilma, even. His F- performance against the Seahawks dropped him way down in the grading, unfortunately. It's sad to see it change based on one game, because Harper had an amazing regular season - but his performance was so bad that I think it's warranted. While Young and Reis have higher GPA's than Vilma, they didn't play nearly enough to receive consideration of any kind.

My least valuable defensive player is Darren Sharper. He was almost the most valuable in 2009, quite a turn around.

The Most Improved Defensive Player from 2009 is: Leigh Torrence (0.48 points up)

The Player with the biggest Drop off from 2009 is: Darren Sharper (0.87 points down)

Chris Reis: 3.00 (1 game graded) - 2009 GPA was 1.67

Usama Young: 2.96 (6 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 3.00

Jonathan Vilma: 2.94 (17 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.98

Jo-Lonn Dunbar: 2.85 (11 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.73

Roman Harper: 2.79 (16 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.75

Danny Clark: 2.79 (13 games graded)

Randall Gay: 2.78 (3 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.60

Sedrick Ellis: 2.76 (17 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.73

Jabari Greer: 2.65 (14 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 3.37

Malcolm Jenkins: 2.62 (15 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.33

Jeff Charleston: 2.59 (13 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.33

Pierson Prioleau: 2.58 (4 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.42

Scott Shanle: 2.57 (14 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.60

Remi Ayodele: 2.55 (17 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.38

Patrick Robinson: 2.52 (9 games graded)

Tracy Porter: 2.51 (13 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 3.06

Leigh Torrence: 2.48 (9 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.00

Marvin Mitchell: 2.42 (15 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.67

Will Smith: 2.37 (16 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.79

Anthony Hargrove: 2.36 (14 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.36

Alex Brown: 2.33 (17 games graded)

Junior Galette: 2.17 (2 games graded)

Jimmy Wilkerson: 2.12 (11 games graded)

Darren Sharper: 1.96 (9 games graded) - 2009 GPA was 2.83

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