New Orleans Saints: 3 cornerbacks that could replace Eli Apple
Number One, Janoris Jenkins
Janoris Jenkins is the guy most likely to replace Eli Apple in the New Orleans Saints secondary for the upcoming season.
Jenkins, a 5-foot-10 190-pound cornerback, was acquired by the Saints following his release by the New York Giants in 2019. Jenkins was originally brought in to help provide depth following the injury of Eli Apple and went on to perform well in his two games in New Orleans.
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In 2019, overall, Jenkins tallied 61 tackles, five interceptions, and sixteen passes defended. His five interceptions were good for third-best in the entire NFL. The 31-year-old cornerback proved age doesn’t matter as he was still highly productive last season and looks to carry his success into 2020.
His 68.8 Pro Football Focus score ranked him the best cornerback on the Saints roster, even better than Marshon Lattimore who finished with a career-low 68.0 rating.
The 2016 Pro Bowler has had a great career logging 467 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, two sacks, six forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered, 106 passes defended, 23 interceptions, and eight defensive touchdowns.
Jenkins has also started 110 of the 115 games he’s played in his career. The Saints could choose to stay at home and trust Janoris Jenkins to replace Eli Apple, which is ultimately what I think they’ll opt to do.