4. Cam Jordan
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I can remember hearing people, particularly at the end of last season and the beginning of this one, who wondered if Cam Jordan was the right guy for the job.
No one is asking that anymore. Jordan led the Saints with eight sacks and proved just how versatile he was this season, playing well both at the end position and at defensive tackle. He was fourth on the team with 66 tackles, had eight tackles for a loss, 11 quarterback hits, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
And this was just his second season, his first in Spagnuolo’s system. Jordan has tons of upside and will only get better. He’s well-liked in the locker room and a tireless worker. He should be an anchor for the defense for years to come.
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