In some latest rankings to appear, New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is rated at the number 10 cornerback in the NFL.
CBS Sports has just published their latest rankings for top cornerbacks in the NFL and the Saints own Marshon Lattimore rounded out the list at number 10.
Head of the class is New England Patriots All-Pro corner Stephon Gilmore, followed by Marcus Peters and Joe Haden to make up the Top 3. Lattimore had a simple, yet powerful answer to the revealing of this list.
Obviously Lattimore feels he was slighted and most Saints fans would have to agree that his positioning in here can be called to question.
Entering his fourth year in the league, Lattimore has been impressive in his young NFL career. He has already been named to 2 Pro Bowls as well as been named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year back in 2017, all while starting from Day 1 in his NFL career.
The saying may be true that men lie, women lie, numbers don’t. The numbers have been speaking loudly for Lattimore.
Those impressive numbers are from a guy who has the responsibility of covering the opponent’s number 1 receiver week in and week out. Just in the division alone sees the prospect of him having to cover the likes of Julio Jones and Mike Evans at least twice a year.
While the media can be over-opinionated and often be wrong when it comes to things like rankings, Lattimore has garnered the respect from his peers on his solid play.
The fact that New Orleans Saints fans can look at a top cornerback’s list and feel their guy isn’t high enough is a testament not only to Lattimore’s tremendous talent but also to the privilege we have of watching him play every Sunday. (We all remember those Jason David days).
Coincidentally, CBS Sports responded to Lattimore on Twitter asking where he would rank himself on the list.
Lattimore had yet to respond and probably won’t. He will let the numbers do all the talking for him.