Who Dat Nation is excited about the 2022 New Orleans Saints season. They got plenty to be excited about as the below will point out. They have some major breakout players being added to one of the league's best defenses.  First, here is a look at the returning and first-season linebackers entering the 2022 and a breakdown of their stats.

Zack Baun - Linebacker
Baun is going into his 3rd season with the Saints, finished with 30 tackles, and was primarily used on the special teams unit. Following the departure of Kwon Alexander, he is a good option as a flex linebacker.

Demario Davis - Linebacker
Davis entering his 5th season with the Saints. The team captain started 16 season games for the Black and Gold in 2021. Davis finished with 105 tackles, 3 sacks, and defended 7 passes.

Andrew Dowell - Linebacker
Dowell is going into his 2nd season with the Saints and finished with 15 tackles. Dowell had a big 2021 season on special teams when he blocked a punt last year.

Kaden Elliss - Linebacker
Elliss enters his 4th season with the Saints and finished 17 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery. Elliss didn't play a lot his first 2 seasons, but 2021 got more field time playing in 13 games on defense or special teams.

D'Marco Jackson - Linebacker
This is Jackson's 1st season with the Saints. He was selected in the 5th round of the 2022 draft. At Appalachian State, Jackson racked up 119 tackles, 6 sacks, defended 5 passes, and 1 interception.

Isaiah Pryor - Linebacker
Pryor will enter his 1st season with the Saints as an undrafted free agent. At Notre Dame in 2021, he had 42 tackles, 1 sack, and defended 1 pass. Pryor will be competing for a permanent spot on the roster in training camp.

Nephi Sewell - Linebacker
Sewell is entering his first 1st with the Saints as an undrafted free agent. He finished at Utah with 89 tackles and 1 interception.

Pete Werner - Linebacker
Werner entered his 2nd season with the Saints and was drafted from Ohio State in the 2nd round in 2021. He posted 62 tackles in his rookie year and is competing for a starting position alongside Demario Davis.

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