With the 14th pick in this years draft the Saints select Ohio State cornerback Malcolm Jenkins.
We all knew it may happen and luckily Payton was swayed to go defense and not offense, no runningback this year.
Its obvious New Orleans is committed to re-building the defense and it starts with the Secondary.
Jenkins is arguably the best corner in this years draft and the Saints could not be happier to get him at 14.
After all, it seemed that Jenkins would not fall to the Saints there. The unanimous opinion was that New Orleans would trade down to the lower part of this first round and pick up a second round pick.
With Jenkins available at 14 it was a “Big Easy” decision to draft him – rounding out the new look Saint secondary nicely.
Most likely Jenkins will be used as a Safety by the Saints – many feel he is more suited for Safety than Corner and can play at a pro bowl level from day one at Safety.
It will be interesting to see what the Saints officially do with Jenkins. Currently the Saints have Darren Sharper, Jabari Greer, Tracy Porter, and Roman Harper penciled in as the starters next season.
Any way you cut it this is a drastically different secondary going into the 2009 season. I doubt that opposing teams will be able to lobe the ball up to a receiver with the ease as in season pasts.
All opposing teams should now worry.