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The interior of the defensive line was one of the New Orleans Saints biggest needs heading into the offseason, but some free agent additions have made it less so.

The Saints were facing the likely possibility of being without its top two interior defenders for the start of the 2019 season. Sheldon Rankins will almost certainly need to miss some time after tearing his Achilles tendon in the playoff win against Philadelphia, and David Onyemata may face a suspension after an offseason arrest.



They appeared to plug that gap by signing free agents Malcom Brown and Mario Edwards, who along with second-year player Taylor Stallworth should be able to hold things down until Rankins and Onyemata return.

Still, this is a deep draft in terms of interior defensive linemen, and the Saints may not be done adding to the depth at the position — especially considering the uncertainty surrounding Rankins after his breakout 2018 season.

With two weeks remaining before the draft, we’re analyzing the Saints’ needs at each position. The 11-part series concludes with this report.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

Saints depth chart

Sheldon Rankins

David Onyemata

Malcom Brown

Mario Edwards

Taylor Stallworth

Tomasi Laulile

Potential Day 1 (first round) selections

Quinnen Williams, Alabama

Ed Oliver, Houston

Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

Potential Day 2 (rounds 2-3) selections

Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State

Gerald Willis, Miami

L.J. Collier, TCU

Khalen Saunders, Western Illinois

Chris Slayton, Syracuse

Potential Day 3 (rounds 4-7) selections

Isaiah Buggs, Alabama

Renell Wren, Arizona State

Daylon Mack, Texas A&M

Terry Beckner, Missouri

Demarcus Christmas, Florida State

Greg Gaines, Washington

Trysten Hill, UCF

Dontavius Russell, Auburn

Albert Huggins, Clemson

Ed Alexander, LSU
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DL is a question mark until Rankins returns from the Achilles injury. He may not be then same player after his injury, which is too bad, he was coming along nicely last season before the injury.
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This interests me the most going into the draft. With Rankins entering his 4th season and likely to miss at least half of it, we need to think about short-term depth AND long-term potential replacement.

There are two guys that I’ve heard of us showing the most interest in:

DT Trysten Hill (UCF)
DT Chris Slayton (Syracuse)

Trysten Hill has 2nd-3rd round buzz and Slayton could still be there in the 5th.
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The interior of the defensive line was one of the New Orleans Saints biggest needs heading into the offseason, but some free agent additions have made it less so.

The Saints were facing the likely possibility of being without its top two interior defenders for the start of the 2019 season. Sheldon Rankins will almost certainly need to miss some time after tearing his Achilles tendon in the playoff win against Philadelphia, and David Onyemata may face a suspension after an offseason arrest.



They appeared to plug that gap by signing free agents Malcom Brown and Mario Edwards, who along with second-year player Taylor Stallworth should be able to hold things down until Rankins and Onyemata return.

Still, this is a deep draft in terms of interior defensive linemen, and the Saints may not be done adding to the depth at the position — especially considering the uncertainty surrounding Rankins after his breakout 2018 season.

With two weeks remaining before the draft, we’re analyzing the Saints’ needs at each position. The 11-part series concludes with this report.



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I think Derrick Brown might be selected. He's the biggest stand out player from Auburn and might go in selected until the Saints pick him up.
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