Merling was the 32nd overall pick in the 2008 draft but started only five games in four seasons with Miami. He missed the first 11 games in 2010 with an Achilles tendon injury.
Saints DE Cameron Jordan: Defense's confidence 'through that roof' after winning with multiple quarterbacks
Over the past three seasons, New Orleans has had six quarterbacks start games for it, but has still put together winning campaigns. Being able to win no matter who's at QB has Cameron Jordan and Co.'s confidence "boosted through that roof."
Michael Strahan on first-rounder Kayvon Thibodeaux: 'I believe we got a good pick who's going to bring some joy to Giants fans'
New York Giants first-round rookie pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux boasts the potential to do much the same, and Strahan has quickly become an engaged supporter of Big Blue's prized prospect.