The New Orleans Saints had a decent defense by the time the season had ended, as we all know they started really, really bad. But, even when they got things together, they still struggled to get to the quarterback.

Well, luckily the draft is coming up, and the Saints have some picks that could help them. Maybe not the pick they should have at number 10, but they do have some picks nonetheless.

Their best pick needs to be spent on either a quarterback or a defensive player. If they were to go defense, it’s only right they got for a defensive tackle, ad one of the best pass rushers in the draft on the interior may be available when it’s their turn to pick.

Calijah Kancey, the defensive tackle from Pitt, would be a perfect fit on this Dennis Allen defense. As we said earlier, they need pass-rushers, and he is all that and some.

According to Pro Football Focus, Kancey led all interior defenders with a 92.4 pass-rushing grade this past season, which is incredibly impressive. So, some people will say, if he is rated so good, and is so good, why would he fall to 40? Well, his one defect, I guess you could say, is he is smaller for a defensive tackle, and teams drafting will hold that against him.

Kancey is 6-foot, 280 pounds, which is about the size of a defensive end. But, he has enough power and good enough moves to play on the inside. The size will make him fall, but I like to look at him as a potential Grady Jarrett over in Atlanta.

Kancey finished with eight sacks in 2022, just one short of his total in 2021. But, he did have 11 more quarterback hurries this last season with 30, in over 100 fewer snaps in 2022. I keep saying it, but the guy knows how to get to the quarterback.

Kancey can also play the run a bit too if he needs to. His run defense grade for the year was 80.9.

The Saints should take a shot at the guy if he is there. To me, and this whole review is completely subjective, he would provide immediate help in the area the Saints need most on defense.

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