"Everyone talks about (the Saints losing) Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma," quarterback Carson Palmer said after the Cardinals' Week 3 loss, via TheMMQB.com. "But Cameron Jordan is really good. Junior Galette is really good. They both stop the run and rush the passer. That is a really good combination."
Galette was on our radar as a top "Making the Leap" candidate entering the season, but it's Jordan who is at the heart of the youth movement on the defensive front seven.
Pro Football Focus' player ratings agree. A run-defense specialist prior to Ryan's arrival on the scene, Jordan actually has more quarterback pressures than Watt through three games.
Saints opponents have scored four touchdowns on 33 possessions this season. Of the other 29 possessions, according to numbers compiled by the TheMMQB.com, 20 have ended in punts and six in turnovers.