3 weakest positions on the New Orleans Saints roster
Cornerback (or secondary)
The New Orleans Saints’ secondary was among the worst parts of the team last season.
Even the start against the Texans, it was a rough go for the team’s defensive backs. Eli Apple was a terrible cornerback for several stretches of the season and there was really no depth to the position at all either which is part of the reason for the early playoff loss.
The team did well signing ex-Giants’ CB Janoris Jenkins last year when he was on the waivers. They also did well in letting Eli Apple walk in free agency. However, that leaves them in the same position they were at last season.
There is no depth to this position. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, a safety, does a great job filling in, especially when then need a slot cornerback, but he is eventually going to have to shift back to the safety position.
They also signed XFL standout Deatrick Nichols, but who knows how well he is going to perform at the NFL level. To say the least, this position, outside of Marshon Lattimore, could still use work heading into next year.