Looking at NFL Draftees being mocked to the New Orleans Saints
A.J. Terrell, Clemson
The New Orleans Saints had concerns last year on the cornerback skill of their secondary. Marshon Lattimore was a star, but who is going to play next to him. They signed Janoris Jenkins last year, and he can be a short-term solution.
Here is what Kiper had to say on his selection.
“I wrote last week that there is a big drop-off after the top two corners in this class, at least on my board. I have first-round grades on only two corners. That doesn’t mean, however, that teams see it the same way, and Terrell has been getting some first-round buzz.
New Orleans desperately has to upgrade with young talent at the cornerback position. Terrell is physically gifted — he ran a 4.42 40-yard dash at 6-foot-1 — though he had an inconsistent 2019 season.”
A.J. Terrell could be the future in the secondary for the Saints. He had a great career in Clemson and as Kiper put it, there is a shortlist of good cornerbacks in this year’s NFL Draft to even consider in the first round.