The New Orleans Saints added a cornerback in the 2021 NFL Draft, but it wasn’t Caleb Farley. No, it wasn’t Patrick Surtain or Asante Samuel Jr. The player taken wasn’t even a first- or second-round pick.
However, they, and fans from all around, should be excited to see Paulson Adebo on the field. He’s a pure athlete from Stanford that could develop into a very nice piece alongside star Marshon Lattimore.
The NFC South-reigning New Orleans Saints added a cornerback in the draft, but they still need to look to sign former All-Pro Richard Sherman.
Just because they drafted Adebo does not mean this team is done adding talent to cornerback. With Richard Sherman on the market still, the Saints need to turn their focus to adding for the superstar cornerback.
"“It’s gotta be a ‘want’ and it’s got to be a respect level with everything,” Sherman said of interest between himself and potential suitors. “So, you know what I mean, Kris being there, they just drafted a corner. They don’t seem to me to be a ‘Y,'” John Sigler wrote."
The Saints were one of the teams interested in Sherman earlier this offseason, but there’s no reason for the veteran to rush into a situation. More recently, he’s apparently been in communication with Seattle as well.
Sherman is still playing good football. However, he played in just five games with the 49ers last season. In those games, he had 18 tackles, 1 pass defended, and an interception. While the numbers aren’t overly impressive, neither were the Niners a season ago.
Now 33, the 6-foot-3 defensive back has thrived in his career off being physical on the line. That’s partially why he’s led the league in both interceptions and passes defended at times in his lengthy career.
That said, the Saints could use Sherman joining them as Lattimore is their No. 1 option. They’ll be praying that either Adebo is ready for that P.J. Williams or Patrick Robinson could also step up. For this coming season, Sherman would still be the best option.
That’s where their focus should be for now.