Saints News

5 things to watch for at New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp

shootsmcgavin
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 6
Next

January 1, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back P.J. Williams (26) in defense position against the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 Rose Bowl college football game at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

5. The newest additions to the “no-fly zone” 

The New Orleans Saints secondary struggled mightily a season ago — the “no-fly zone” restricted airspace was constantly violated.  However, with a healthy Jairus Byrd at safety and the offseason additions of Brandon Browner and Kyle Wilson at cornerback, the Black and Gold have a real shot at a defensive turnaround in 2015.

To add to to the mix, Sean Payton and company added two more corners via the draft.  Florida State CB P.J. Williams looks to be a steal out of the third round after falling due a DUI charge that was later dropped.  The Saints also drafted Georgia CB Damian Swann after trading back into the fifth round.

Both Williams and Swann play with exceptional toughness and physicality, something New Orleans Saints lacked in 2015.  We should also get to see Delvin Breaux in action — a Big Easy native and free-agent signing out of the Canadian Football League.  The battle for the slot corner role is going to be a good one.

Next: 4. Pass rushers, anyone?

facebooktwitterreddit