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    Weekend Content: Power ranking the Saints’ undrafted rookies The New Orleans Saints still haven’t announced an official list of undrafted free agent signings Morten Andersen Jersey 2019 , so I had to refer to the team’s officially-incomplete roster at inaccuracies on this list are due to a failure of research on my part.So let’s get into this week’s Weekend Content, where I’m presenting a power ranking of the dozen undrafted free agents currently on the team roster:12. Offensive tackle Nate Wozniak, MinnesotaIt’s unfortunate, but somebody has to be ranked last, and in this case it’s the big tight end who was immediately converted to playing offensive tackle.Props to Wozniak for telling the Atlanta Falcons, “no thanks” and signing with the Saints after the draft, but he’s got a tough road ahead of him.11. Defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth, South Carolina It’ll take some time before Stallworth can prove his power level, but for now he’s stuck behind a more-accomplished peer in Henry Mondeuax and the Saints’ young, ascending defensive line rotation – Sheldon Rankins and Tyeler Davison figure to start with David Onyemata seeing heavy action, and last year’s preseason darling Mitchell Loewen returning from an injury.10. Defensive back J.T. Gray, Mississippi StateIt’s not clear yet where J.T. Gray will line up, which is a problem.He filled in at slot corner, box safety, rover/money/star linebacker, and other odd jobs in college and doesn’t yet have an official designation for the Saints.But that broad-ranging skills set matches what was asked of Kenny Vaccaro last year, so Gray at least has an immediate path to fitting the defense.9. Linebacker Colton Jumper, TennesseeThe Saints have a bunch of linebackers, but just a few really good linebackers at the top and some older fringe players behind them – names like Nathan Stupar and Craig Robertson.Jumper played well against the run in college and could push one of those guys off the roster if he stands out on special teams and can show quick close on the ball during the preseason.More than anything, he needs to show he can affect the game in pass coverage.8. Linebacker KeShun Freeman White Morten Andersen Jersey , Georgia TechWe’ve got a strongside linebacker with size (6-foot-2, 240-pounds) and production (20.5 tackles for loss in college) who could ably step in behind A.J. Klein or Hau’oli Kikaha while making plays on special teams.That’s not a skills set the Saints have an abundance of.Freeman was a recent signee with the Saints after trying his hand in two weekends of rookie minicamps with the Saints and Baltimore Ravens, so the must have seen something they like.7. Interior offensive lineman Cory Helms, South CarolinaVersatility isn’t exactly an asset at every position, but it is along the offensive line.Helms has started at center and guard for two different programs (South Carolina and Wake Forest) and could take advantage of the uncertainty found in Senio Kelemete’s absence.Cameron Tom and Will Clapp figure to have better odds to make the final roster, but Helms shouldn’t be ruled out.6. Defensive tackle Hendry Mondeaux, OregonHenry Mondeaux can play!He’s a taller lineman (6-foot-4, 280-pounds) in the mold of Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner who had 10 sacks the last three years as a starter.I could see him really competing with Loewen for the fourth interior lineman spot as a nice developmental project now that Onyemata is nearing his fullest potential (and a contract year in 2020).5. Fullback Ryan Yuracheck, MarshallYuracheck didn’t really impress at his pro day workout, but he showed in college to be a reliable passing target on underneath routes the last three years as a starter – catching 126 passes and 24 touchdowns.He’s a competent enough blocker, and should be good competition for Zach Line for that gig.I think he offers some skills the Saints don’t really have.4. Cornerback Linden Stephens, CincinnatiThe Saints made it clear that they liked Stephens back at the East-West Shrine Game, and he ended up joining the team as an undrafted free agent.It seems like they find a 6-foot-0, 190-pound UDFA every year who plays well in the preseason and earns more action as the regular season wears on – think Ken Crawley’s career path.3. Wide receiver Keith Kirkwood, TempleKirkwood had a quiet rookie minicamp, but it was a confident quiet.He was one of the cornerstones for Temple’s passing offense and, according to people close to the program, one of the coaching staff’s favorite players.He’s a player who has enough talent and a clear mind to impact soon and grow into a bigger role over time.Don’t sleep on him.2.Tight end Deon Yelder, Western KencukyIt was awesome to see a tight end getting open down the seam and making over-the-shoulder catches in midair last weekend.It’s been quite some time since that’s happened on the Saints’ practice field, much less in games Bobby Hebert Jersey 2019 , but Yelder accomplished it.He’s the front-runner to get a roster spot out of the current crop of undrafted rookies, but he didn’t capture my heart the way the next contender did:1.Quarterback J.T. Barrett, Ohio StateHas any undrafted rookie made a better first impression than Barrett so far?He did everything asked of him well at rookie minicamps, which admittedly wasn’t much.We’ll get a better judge of his power in upcoming organized team activities, like the traditional post-practice quarterbacks challenge.But for now the leading spot is Barrett’s to lose.-Alright, that was fun.Which undrafted rookie are you enamored with? Coach Dan Quinn knows the Atlanta Falcons’ season is at a tipping point.Riding a three-game losing streak, the Falcons trail five teams for the second NFC wild-card spot. Atlanta (4-7) has almost no margin for error as it prepares to host Baltimore (6-5).Quinn gave his team a primer Monday on the biggest areas of concern in practice this week. First is turnover margin. The defense has one fumble recovery all season. No team has fewer. The offense had four giveaways in a blowout loss at New Orleans, three in the red zone.Quinn’s other big issues are in the run game. With 26 net yards against the Saints, Atlanta had not performed that poorly since gaining 17 in a loss at San Francisco in 2015.It’s no better on the defensive side. The Falcons have been gouged by four premier backs over the last three weeks, with Nick Chubb, Ezekiel Elliott, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram combining for 439 yards and two touchdowns.”It’s for the run offense to provide that balance that we need to make the play-action go and to add to the toughness that we want, and then defensively we stack the box, and the times that we’ve gotten into trouble is when we’ve lost gap control,” Quinn said. “It’s not a question of being stout enough or being strong enough. It’s when we’ve gotten out of our gap. One guy does it wrong and there’s not another guy there to knock it over.”There are other trouble spots, too. Matt Ryan leads the NFL in passing yards but he’s been sacked 33 times, fifth most in the league. During the three-game skid, he’s been hit 38 times, including 14 sacks.Safety Damontae Kazee’s six interceptions lead the league, but the Falcons are tied for 19th with nine overall. Cornerback Desmond Trufant White Bobby Hebert Jersey , once considered to be the team’s best defender, blamed himself last week for having five dropped picks this season. He has yet to get an interception.Fixing the ground attack is a tough assignment this week with Baltimore leading the NFL in run defense. Quinn is considering a change at guard, where starters Andy Levitre and Brandon Fusco were lost to season-ending injuries.Zane Beadles, signed a month ago to provide depth, could replace either Wes Schweitzer or Ben Garland as a starting guard, but Quinn said the team won’t address the topic until Sunday.With the Falcons’ biggest salary commitment to Ryan for $100 million guaranteed, fixing the line is imperative to Quinn.”He’s holding up well physically,” Quinn said. “He’s as tough as they come. He has no flinch to him, but it’s more than we would like, for sure, especially in the last game to have the amount of sacks and quarterback hits that we did.”Quinn suggested the interior line weren’t entirely to blame against the Saints as Ryan was sacked six times and hit 13 others on 53 dropbacks. It’s hard to keep him upright when the run game is struggling so much.”If we can get that going like we’re capable of, I think some of those hits come off,” Quinn said. “That’s why we don’t have the amount of throws and dropbacks that we had in some of the games. I think that’s the biggest factor on how we can take some hits off.”The defense faces a challenge against mobile quarterback Lamar Jackson and running back Gus Edwards, who over the last two weeks became the first Baltimore rookie since Jamal Lewis in 2000 with consecutive 100-yard games.Defensive end Vic Beasley, defensive tackle Grady Jarrett and linebacker Deion Jones each declined interview requests with reporters on Monday. Reserve end Brooks Reed found hope in the Falcons’ ability to slow Saquon Barkley and Adrian Peterson in Weeks 7 and 9.”We’re always looking to improve tackling and just being detailed in our fits,” Reed said. “Just getting down to more basic stuff. That always seems to kind of bring us back in.”

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