Pete Prisco names five Saints to 2018’s top 100 players
Top 100 lists (listings?How is a listing different from a ranking?) are all the rage in the too-long NFL offseason Youth Cameron Jordan Jersey , and the latest one to drop comes from CBS Sports senior writer Pete Prisco.Prisco makes his list with one eye reflecting back on the 2017 results, and the other gazing forward to predict future success.Or something like that.Either way, he likes the team the Saints have built.Five of their players make the top 100 list, with none placing lower than 45th overall.It’s noteworthy that three of the five Saints were added since 2016, and two of those are just entering their second seasons.Let’s get into it:It feels like it shouldn’t surprise that Jordan has leapt past Brees, but here we are.Jordan is a still-young All-Pro (turning 29-years old next month) who should’ve gotten more Defensive Player of the Year votes for his efforts.The Saints are so fortunate to have him spearheading a resurgent defense and mentoring Marcus Davenport.The gap between Aaron Rodgers (#1), Tom Brady (#2) Womens Patrick Robinson Jersey , and Brees (#20) isn’t as broad as Prisco exaggerates.That’ll become more clear if the Chicago Bears and New York Jets of the world begin to grow backbones.Brady’s Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was a nightmare, seeing him stuck on the sideline watching his defense allow two-thirds of third and fourth downs to be converted and ceding 500-plus yards.Try living that life for three years, Tom.Lattimore really might be the best cornerback in the NFL this season.He’s at least in the conversation with Marcus Peters and Jalen Ramsey.It’ll be incredibly fun to watch him continue to grow and compete.Don’t look now but the Saints have an elite, top-five type of wide receiver for the first time in decades.I’ve got all the love and appreciation in the world for Marques Colston, but Thomas is already making real headway into setting new franchise receiving records.Remember when people questioned this pick because the Saints already had Adrian Peterson and Travaris Cadet on the roster?Last year, Prisco had just two Saints (Drew Brees and Cameron Jordan) in his top 100 list, though left tackle Terron Armstead warranted an honorable mention.Maybe next year the Saints will rival the Jacksonville Jaguars (eight) and Los Angeles Rams (seven) for the most players on Prisco’s list.Saints at Giants Final Injury Report: Manti Te’o Out For the Saints TTerron Armstead(knee) Youth Mark Ingram II Jersey , WRTed Ginn Jr.(knee), DTTyeler Davison(foot), WRCameron Meredith(knee),and DECameron Jordan(biceps),were all full go.RBAlvin Kamara(knee) and G Andrus Peat (ankle) were limited, All are expected to play. DE Marcus Davenport (hip) and LB Manti Te’o (knee) once again did not practice, Davenport is questionable and Te’o has been ruled out. For the Giants OLB Olivier Vernon (ankle) Womens DeMario Davis Jersey , CB Eli Apple (groin), WR Cody Latimer (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (foot) and TE Evan Engram (knee) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. Saints. Vernon and Apple are big blows. Also the Giants are promoting WR Jawill Davis from their practice squad in response to Cody Latimer. They placed Jonathan Stewart on IR.LB Connor Barwin (knee) was full and will play. CB Antonio Hamilton (groin) was limited and questionable for Sunday. WR Stacy Coley (hamstring) and DT Damon Harrison (knee), are new additions. Coley is questionable and Harrison has no designation so is likely.