One of the top secondary prospects fell to the New Orleans Saints, and they couldn’t say no. Marshon Lattimore is a Saint.
It’s official: the New Orleans Saints have used their 11th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to select Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore. After hours of delegation and research, one of the top defensive backs in the 2017 draft is now part of Who Dat Nation. He wrapped up an impressive 2-year career at Ohio State under head coach Urban Meyer.
6’0″, 196 pounds, 31 1-4″ arm length, 4.36 40 yard dash, 38.5 inch vertical jump, 132.0 inch broad jump.
College Statistics (2 seasons):
45 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions (1 for TD), 11 passes defended.
With only 1 season of being a starter at OSU, Lattimore is a raw talent with a ton of upside. Lattimore has been compared to Colts standout cornerback Vontae Davis due to his athletic and disruptive instincts. His addition to the Saints automatically adds greater talent to a secondary in desperate need of a kickstart. Veterans Sterling Moore and Delvin Breaux will most likely still start, but Lattimore will act as a fantastic backup until he is primed and ready to start. Lattimore was graded as the top cornerback prospect in this draft by many experts, and the Saints are fortunate he fell to the 11th slot.
Most mocks had Lattimore going early in the draft. But a run on quarterbacks and receivers pushed him down the board. The Saints took their time, no doubt considering a trade down. But the pick came in, and Marshon Lattimore is headed to New Orleans.