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Pro Football Focus Ranks Saints Roster 16th Overall

The statistical experts think the Saints are a completely average team.

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Every year Pro Football Focus ranks the rosters of all 32 NFL teams. This year is no different of course and the Saints come in right smack dab in the middle at 16th overall.

In addition to their ranking, PFF goes into a little detail about specific players and positions. Here is what they had to share...

16. New Orleans Saints

Top five players: QB Drew Brees, OT Terron Armstead, DE Cameron Jordan, DT Nick Fairley, CB Delvin Breaux

Starters who should be upgraded: LB James Laurinaitis, LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB Stephone Anthony

The Saints are not what they once were, but they still have enough talent to do damage, especially when Brees is playing well. Armstead has quietly become one of the best left tackles in the league, addressing a problem area for the Saints for some time. The emergence of Breaux as a legitimate top cornerback was one of the stories of last season.The good parts of this Saints roster are very good, but the bad parts are still crippling the team. Linebacker play has been a major issue for years, and it is unlikely to improve with the free-agent addition of Laurinaitis. Anthony had a poor rookie season and needs to completely reverse his play, while the defensive front has Jordan -- and not much else.

I think everything they note here is pretty fair. The linebackers have sucked forever and the defensive line has yet to prove they can generate a pass rush. Not really sure anyone can argue with this. And I would say a 16th ranking overall is right where it needs to be.

What do you guys think? Anyone disagree with PFF?