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Marcus Davenport to make a Pro Bowl in 2019?

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The New Orleans Saints sent a host of players to the 2018 Pro Bowl: Drew Brees, Cameron Jordan, Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, Michael Thomas, Larry Warford, and Marshon Lattimore. Ingram has since joined the Baltimore Ravens, and maybe a different lineman makes the Pro Bowl this year in place of Warford (Ryan Ramczyk, anyone?), but the core of Brees, Jordan, Kamara, Thomas and Lattimore seem like sure bets to return.

So what Saints player could make the Pro Bowl for the first time this season? NFL.com answered that question for each NFC team, and their prediction? Marcus Davenport.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: Marcus Davenport, DE, second NFL season: The narrative for eons in New Orleans was Drew Brees and a high-octane offense scoring points in bunches to mask a defense that, at best, showed up on time for games. That once embattled unit is now a strength, especially up front, where starry Cam Jordan headlines a deep group of behemoths. Davenport saw his rookie season cut short by a toe injury, but he also notched 28 pressures with just one missed tackle. Set for starting snaps in 2019, the first-rounder looms as a future household name.

With the recently-extended Cam Jordan almost a lock to make the Pro Bowl again, if both Jordan and Marcus Davenport are able to make the 2020 Pro Bowl, it means good things for the Saints defensive line, the defensive as a unit, and the entire New Orleans Saints team.

The aforementioned Ramczyk is another solid guess for a Saints player to make his first Pro Bowl. But watch out: If Marcus Williams can finally rebound after the Minnesota Miracle and makes the Pro Bowl for his 2019 season, that means the Saints defensive is likely on a whole other level.