By Ian Riise | Last Word On Sports
The New Orleans Saints have long prioritized the talent level of their offensive line. Since 2006, several New Orleans offensive linemen have reached multiple Pro Bowls, including Jammal Brown, Jahri Evans, Carl Nicks, and Jermon Bushrod, all of whom were Saints draft picks.
As these players have departed or retired over the last decade, New Orleans has successfully replaced them with another top-tier group of starting linemen. However, one of their strongest pieces, center Max Unger retired in March following a Pro Bowl season. The Saints took strong action to fill Unger’s shoes, signing free agent Nick Easton a few days later and selecting Erik McCoy 48th overall in the 2019 draft.
While New Orleans should boast a formidable starting offensive line again, injuries have been an issue in recent years. If these injuries continue into 2019, the Saints will require a strong effort from their supporting cast.
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