Number One: Cornerback
Although the cornerback position on the New Orleans Saints seems like a rather obvious need, the team failed to make any significant changes to the area.
The Saints let Eli Apple depart in free agency, they restructured the contract of Janoris Jenkins, and they re-signed PJ Williams. They also brought in the XFL’s leader in interceptions, Deatrick Nichols.
Aside from the nitty-gritty work the Saints put in at the cornerback position, they’re still faced with some intriguing decisions in the coming years. Marshon Lattimore has two years left on his deal after the Saints exercised his fifth-year option this offseason.
The team’s number three cornerback PJ Williams is average at best and only has one year left on his current contract. Starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins turns 32 during next season and it’s hard to tell how much he has left in the tank.
Patrick Robinson hasn’t been effective at all in his second stint with the Saints and I’ll be shocked if he makes the roster after training camp. All in all, the Saints should have put in a little more work at the cornerback position this offseason as the future at the position is pretty scary to look at.
In an NFC South that has the best receiving talent in the entire league, the Saints should look to add some depth to help match up with these receivers.