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Looking the Saints’ Recent Production at Edge

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A quick recap of edge for the Saints over recent years.

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Prior to the draft, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton listed defensive end as a “must” position. On Thursday night, the Saints selected UTSA DE Marcus Davenport with the 14th pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Defensive end has been a “must” in New Orleans for quite some time, leaving Saints fans to ask theirselves, is Marcus finally THE guy?

The Saints have lacked production at defensive end since the end of the Junior Galette era. New Orleans has looked to the draft and free agency in order to find a player that can be productive opposite current defensive end Cameron Jordan.

Here is a look at recent Saints edge production, which includes Cameron Jordan, Hau’oli Kikaha, Trey Hendrickson, and Alex Okafor.

Cam Jordan

Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
2011 22 16 15 0 6 0 0 1 1 18
2012 23 16 16 0 3 3 0 2 8 41
2013 24 16 16 0 5 2 0 2 12.5 29
2014 25 16 16 1 5 0 0 1 7.5 31
2015 26 16 16 0 5 1 0 2 10 32
2016 27 16 16 0 6 1 0 0 7.5 40
2017 28 16 16 1 11 2 0 0 13 48
Career 2 41 9 0 8 59.5 239
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Alex Okafor

Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
2017 26 10 10 0 4 2 0 0 4.5 27
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Hau’oli Kikaha

Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
2015 23 15 11 0 2 4 0 1 4 32
2017 25 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 6
Career 0 3 4 0 1 8 38
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Trey Hendrickson

Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
2017 23 12 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 7
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Kasim Edebali

Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
2014 25 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 15
2015 26 16 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 16
2016 27 16 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 5
Career 0 3 1 0 1 8 36
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Bobby Richardson

Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
2015 23 15 11 1 1 0 0 0 0.5 20
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Paul Kruger

Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
Year Age G GS Int PD FF Fmb FR Sk Tkl
2016 30 15 13 0 1 1 0 2 1.5 20
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