2013 NFL Draft Results: New Orleans Saints Defensive Depth Chart Update

Scott Cunningham

Now that the Saints defensive roster is almost completely set for training camp, let's see how it all looks on paper.

With the 2013 NFL Draft and the initial frenzy of undrafted free agency both complete, the New Orleans Saints roster is pretty much set for the remainder of the off-season, give or take a couple of random signings here or there.

That means we can realistically start thinking about the depth chart. So let's lay it all out and see just how this brand spankin' new Saints defense is shaping up on paper. This is pretty much how the defense will look once training camp starts in August.

Here are a few notes on my makeshift depth chart before we start the discussion:

  • I'm assuming all draft picks and undrafted free agents get signed.
  • Might Will Smith make the move to outside linebacker a la Dwight Freeney?
  • Along the same lines, would Greg Romeus also be asked to move to OLB?
  • I don't think Tom Johnson and Tyrunn Walker have the appropriate size to play traditional NT. They may be on the outside, looking in.
  • Would Malcolm Jenkins ever get moved back to cornerback?
  • It's a little difficult to pin down the specific safety positions because some players are flexible. For example, Jim Leonhard can play both strong and free.

2013 New Orleans Saints
Depth Chart - Defense
DE DT DE
Cam Jordan Brodrick Bunkley Will Smith
Greg Romeus Akiem Hicks Kenyon Coleman
Rufus Johnson Jonathan Jenkins Braylon Broughton
Eric Martin Tom Johnson Jay Richardson
Glenn Foster Tyrunn Walker
OLB ILB ILB OLB
Victor Butler Curtis Lofton Jonathan Vilma Junior Galette
Chris Chamberlain David Hawthorne Will Herring Martez Wilson
Chase Thomas Kevin Reddick Ramon Humber Rayford Shipman
CB CB
Keenan Lewis Jabari Greer
Patrick Robinson S S Corey White
Dion Turner Kenny Vaccaro Malcolm Jenkins Ryan Steed
Rod Sweeting Roman Harper Jim Leonhard A.J. Davis
Isa Abdul-Quddus Rafael Bush Ryan Lacy
Jerico Nelson

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