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Neauxla
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Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...

...in the NFC South. According to Carolina Panthers article....


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1. Gerald McCoy
2. Greg Hardy
3. Lavonte David
4. Luke Kuechly
5. Charles Johnson
6. Cameron Jordan
7. Star Lotulelei
8. Desmond Trufant
9. Thomas Davis
10. Alterraun Verner
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Hoodoo Man
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
No Byrd?


Neauxla
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
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No Byrd?

nope, not a single safety made the list


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Hoodoo Man
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Trufant in front of lewis and byrd is ridiculous.


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Patrick O Rly
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Byrd should be on the list, and if Trufant is on there, Lewis should be over him.


bountyhunter
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Not putting Lewis on there is astounding. Wasn't he the top in the league for just about every stat except INTs? Passes defensed, targeted Passer Rating, etc?


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mark65mc
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
In addition to Byrd and Lewis, I would have Hicks in the top 10. If he stays healthy, he will have a huge year.


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Hoodoo Man
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Galette would be another possibility.


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NOFLyZ0ne28
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
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7. Star Lotulelei
8. Desmond Trufant




quote:

I would have Hicks in the top 10
I'm a Hicks fan as well, but that's about as homer as them including Star in this list.
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HollierThanThou
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
I think Byrd and Lewis should be ahead of Lotulelei and Trufant but subjective lists are subjective


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Patrick O Rly
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Star is legit. I like Trufant, but I think that's a bit premature.


TPecoraro23
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Should be

1. Jairus Byrd (best S in the south)
2. Lavonte David (best LB in the south)
3. Cam Jordan (best DE in the south)
4. Keenan Lewis (best CB in the south)
5. Gerald McCoy (best DT in the south)
6. Greg Hardy (2nd best DE in the south)
7. Luke Kuechly (2nd best LB in the south)
8. Alterraun Verner (2nd best CB in the south)
9. (EDIT) Kenny Vaccaro (2nd best S in the south)(for some reason he slipped my mind and i put goldson, lol)
10. Junior Galette (best DE/LE combo guy in south)



These are the 10 best players regardless of rank. Star is pretty good but DT isn't a make or break position. Charles Johnson is overrated (31 tackles/11 sacks isnt too impressive for a said "elite" DE, when Galette, who dosen't always rush, got 12). Hardy is not better than Jordan (its close, but Hardy's stats were heavily inflated by the Atlanta and Saints games week 16/17, which 7 of his 15 sacks were recorded). Thomas Davis is right outside the top 10. Trufant? lol ok, dudes good but hes not even near Keenan's level.

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4thandinches
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
They posted a second edition of the article, it ranked the defensive units in the NFC South.
They have:

1. Carolina Panthers
2. Carolina Panthers
3. Carolina Panthers
4. Tampa Bay Panthers


BarbeTiger
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Lewis is definitely Top 10


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AllBamaDoesIsWin
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
Fair, next.


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CocoLoco
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
McCoy
Kuechly
David
Byrd
Johnson
Hardy
Jordan
Lewis
Trufant
Vacarro


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Suntiger
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
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1. Gerald McCoy


McCoy is good, but I'm not sure he is the best defensive player in the NFC South.

quote:

8. Desmond Trufant


A little too early. I didn't watch a ton of him last year, but I wasn't that impressed with him.


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TigerBait1127
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
From the author:

quote:

I didn’t realize Byrd signed with the Saints until now. Guess I need to research better next time




Byrd, Lewis, and Jordan are easily on there. Insane the talent on our defense now compared to 2011-2012.

Hicks, KV, Victor Butler, and Junior could also be top 10 players
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4thandinches
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
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Hicks, KV, Victor Butler, and Junior could also be top 10 players


KV, yes. Not sure about Hicks and Junior, though they are close.

We'll see how Vic But pans out.


TheFreakyRobber
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re: Saints have only 1 of the top 10 Defensive players...
No Gallete or Byrd?


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