New Orleans Saints: 3 biggest disappointments from training camp so far
Let’s just say disappointment may not be the right word, but in camp, Lattimore hasn’t been able to guard Michael Thomas — who has though? Lattimore, after his rookie season, solidified himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL.
While Malcolm Jenkins did hype up the Lattimore-Janoris Jenkins duo about a week ago, the depth behind the two isn’t overly great.
They’ll need production from Lattimore and Jenkins, and more importantly, they’ll need Lattimore to return to the dominant lockdown corner he was as a rookie. He recorded five interceptions and 18 passes defended.
Last season he was at just one interception and 14 passes defended.
That said, Lattimore is a terrific corner, and it’s saying something that not even the best can guard Michael Thomas in practice, as the former Buckeye entering his fourth season in the league was smoked twice by the league’s best receiver.
Lattimore’s camp hasn’t been bad by any means, but getting the best of Thomas in these drills would’ve been nice to hear.