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2017 New Orleans Saints: 5 Players to keep an eye on

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 26: Coby Fleener #82 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball over C.J. Goodwin #29 of the Atlanta Falcons and Ricardo Allen #37 during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 26: Coby Fleener #82 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball over C.J. Goodwin #29 of the Atlanta Falcons and Ricardo Allen #37 during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Marcus Williams – Safety

TEMPE, AZ – NOVEMBER 10: Defensive back Marcus Williams #20 of the Utah Utes celebrates. After an interception against the Arizona State Sun Devils. During the first half of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on Novemebr10, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
TEMPE, AZ – NOVEMBER 10: Defensive back Marcus Williams #20 of the Utah Utes celebrates. After an interception against the Arizona State Sun Devils. During the first half of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on Novemebr10, 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Last but certainly not least we have Marcus Williams, another athlete that could bring a whole new dimension to the New Orleans Saints defense. Williams was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Arguably one of the best safeties available in this year’s draft class, Marcus Williams is a ball-hawking safety with the necessary skills to help improve the Saints defense. In his three years with Utah, Williams compiled 188 tackles, 125 solo tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 11 interceptions, and 8 passes defended against. With the Saints lacking in premier athletes in the secondary, having a stud safety that can not only roam the field but can make plays for his team is phenomenal.

Saints fans should keep an eye on Marcus Williams because he could be an underrated piece of this secondary.

Similar to CB Marshon Lattimore, Marcus Williams is talented enough to immediately make an impact for this Saints defense. His presence alone along with his playmaking ability will certainly help to improve this Saints secondary.

Who Dat Dish wants to know what you thought! What did you find interesting about this list? Is there anyone you’re keeping an eye on as the Saints 2017-18 season approaches? 

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