Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 5/29/12
For the fourth consecutive year, I give you the Saints ten most valuable players going into the season. Last year's top 10 featured two players no longer on the team (Carl Nicks at #2 and Tracy Porter at #7). This year you will notice three newcomers in the top 10. Here are my top 10 players going into 2012: 1. Drew Brees: For the fourth straight year Brees is listed atop these rankings. Hard to believe he's not currently under contract, and that he's only hanging on to his roster spot by the thread of a one year exclusive rights franchise tender. Despite this, there is no denying he is the main man in New Orleans and no one else comes close. (2011 pick was Drew Brees)2. Jimmy Graham: Graham makes his first appearance in the Saints' top 10 most valuable players going into 2012 and I've vaulted him all the way up to #2. In the past I've given some surprises at #2 with Vilma, Porter and Carl Nicks... but this should come as no surprise. Graham has taken the league by storm and he's earn
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