A team who once looked to be having a crash-and-burn season in the beginning, the New Orleans Saints have been fighting tooth and nail, out of their early 0-4 hole they put themselves in, to save their season as they attempt to make the playoffs.
The team seems to be hitting its stride as the season is winding down, improving in all facets of the game. The Saints have won four out of their last five games, and if they continue improving, they have a shot at the playoffs—a concept that seemed ridiculous just a few weeks ago.
Of course the team wouldn't be in this position if it weren't for some key contributors. Aside from the usual suspects, like Drew Brees and Marques Colston on offense, and Roman Harper on defense being major contributors, some younger players have rose to the occasion and have helped the Saints.
Let's take a look at some of those players that, judging by their performances this season, have a very bright future.