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5 NOLA Saints that fans are looking forward to watching in Week 1

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4. Paulson Adebo

The Saints spent their third-round pick on Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo and he’ll be put into action immediately when he takes the field for the regular season. While not a starter, Adebo is going to play a big role this weekend, helping Marshon Lattimore and Ken Crawley out on the field.

Eventually, the Saints will get Bradley Roby into their starting lineup but he’s suspended this week, making Adebo’s role even bigger. Even though the Saints added Roby, Albert Breer mentioned that New Orleans still really likes what they’ve seen from their third-round rookie.

Roby is suspended for Week 1 so this is Adebo’s chance to really step in and make his presence known. He doesn’t have to pick off Aaron Rodgers or anything drastic like that (though that’d certainly be nice) but covering his targets well and showing that he can be a factor in this secondary moving forward will put Saints fans at ease.

Adjusting to the NFL is tough for NFL cornerbacks but Marshon Lattimore did well as a rookie in 2017 so it’s not impossible for them to play well right out of the gates.