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New Orleans Saints graded 20th for 2017 roster by Pro Football Focus

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Saints fans won’t like this roster grade from Pro Football Focus when other teams across the NFC South are in the Top 15.

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On Tuesday morning, Pro Football Focus released their rankings of all 32 NFL team rosters through ESPN Insider. The list places the New Orleans Saints at 20th, which may or may not shock some.

20. New Orleans Saints

Biggest strength: Quarterback Drew Brees now has five 5,000-yard passing seasons, more than every other quarterback in NFL history ... combined. He completed 73.5 percent of his passes when he wasn't pressured last season.

Biggest weakness: Cornerback Delvin Breaux came back down to Earth in his second NFL season. He missed 10 games to injury and struggled when he was on the field. For his career, Breaux has allowed 12 touchdowns and a passer rating of 98.1 when targeted.

By the numbers: Pass-rusher Cameron Jordan had 79 pressures in 2016, up nine from his total in 2015. He also batted down four passes at the line and missed only four tackles.

Here’s a look at their roster breakdown, with explanations of the grading/shading:

  • Dark Blue = Elite
  • Light Blue = Good/High
  • Gray = Average
  • Pink (?) = Below Average
  • Dark Red = Poor
Pro Football Focus

Obviously, there’s some flaws in this charting, as the Saints won’t have Nick Fairley for 2017 and Terron Armstead is set to miss 4-6 months. Also, Max Unger’s status isn’t concrete, but he does eye a Week 1 return. Furthermore, A.J. Klein isn’t listed as a starting linebacker here. Other rankings across the NFC South, which you can find a complete list here, have the Falcons at 1st, Panthers at 10th, and Buccaneers at 13th.