If the team wants to take the next step to the Super Bowl, they will rely on their youngsters to lead the progression. These three players under 25 will be the most integral to New Orleans' success.
3. RB Alvin Kamara
The 24-year-old Kamara has been a main stay in the Saints offense ever since he busted onto the scene back in 2017. The three-time Pro Bowler won Offensive Rookie of the Year in his first season, then backed that up with 18 touchdowns in 2018. The Tennessee product had a bit of down year last season due to a nagging ankle injury, but he still had a productive season with over 1,300 all purpose yards. The Saints need him to get past his injuries and return to "Matrix Mode" if they want to make another deep playoff run.
2. S Marcus Williams
Even though he will forever be known for his part in the Minnesota Miracle, the 23-year-old safety has had a solid start to his NFL career. He has recorded 10 interceptions and has had a PFF grade of over 85 twice. The Utah product also has started 46 games in his first three seasons, and is playing alongside Malcolm Jenkins this season, which should help accelerate his progression. Williams has all the tools to have a star season -- he just has to put everything together.
1. CB Marshon Lattimore
The 11th overall pick back in 2017 has been one of the best defenders on the Saints since he began with the team. He became the lockdown corner fans had long craved right away, as he was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in his first season. Since then, he has been penciled in as the Saints' No. 1 corner. He has caused 13 turnovers in his time in New Orleans, and has made two Pro Bowls. He's integral to the Saints' success because of his part in defending the star-studded receiver groups in the NFC South.