We've devoted so much time and energy discussing the Saints revamped defense this off-season, we've barely touched on the offense save for the worrisome lack of talent and experience at the left tackle position.
And now that free agency has leveled off and the 2013 NFL Draft is complete, the giant block of virgin marble that is the New Orleans Saints 2013 offensive roster is ready to be chiseled down, into a stunning work of player personnel art.
So let's lay it all out and see just how this Saints offense looks on paper. This is pretty much who we can expect to be on the roster once training camp starts in August, give or take a few names.
Here are a few notes on my makeshift depth chart before we start the discussion:
- This chart assumes that all draft picks and undrafted free agents are signed to contracts.
- Damn! The Saints have a crapload of wide receivers.
- Some of the lineman are interchangeable and can play different positions. Keep that in mind. I've put them at the position they're listed at on the Saints roster.
- They could really use some more depth at tight end.
|2013 New Orleans Saints|
|Depth Chart - Defense|
|Charles Brown||Ben Grubbs||Brian de la Puente||Jahri Evans||Zach Strief|
|Terron Armstead||Andrew Tiller||Elliot Mealer||Eric Olsen||Jason Smith|
|Marcel Jones||Ryan Lee||Ricky Henry||Bryce Harris|
|Lance Moore||Drew Brees||Marques Colston|
|Joe Morgan||Seneca Wallace||Nick Toon|
|Courtney Roby||Luke McCown||Kenny Stills|
|Andy Tanner||Ryan Griffin||Preston Parker|
|Chris Givens||Jarred Fayson|
|Jed Collins||Pierre Thomas||Jimmy Graham|
|Austin Johnson||Darren Sproles||Benjamin Watson|
|Mark Ingram||Mike Higgins|
|Travaris Cadet||Keavon Milton|
|Shawne Alston||Josh Hill|