3 Saints who may have to change position to stay on the roster
Number Three: PJ Williams
PJ Williams has been with the New Orleans Saints since he was drafted in the third round back in 2015 as a cornerback. Coming out of college he was stated to be able to play both cornerback and safety, but we have mostly seen him line up at nickel for the Saints.
A full-time switch to safety may keep Williams on the roster, however, as the Saints really only have two guys who have proven themselves with the Saints.
If Marcus Williams goes down with an injury, the next best player we have is DJ Swearinger unless they choose to put Chauncey Gardner-Johnson at the position instead.
A full-time switch to safety might be better for him anyway, as he has struggled a bit in man to man coverage in his career. Despite his struggles in certain coverages, Williams hasn’t been bad at all for a backup cornerback.
In 47 career games, Williams has logged 151 tackles, six tackles for a loss, two sacks, 24 passes defended, four interceptions, and one defensive touchdown. Those are impressive numbers for only playing about 60 percent of the Saints’ defensive snaps in his career.