The New Orleans Saints might not be able to bring back Marcus Williams, as the young safety has potentially priced himself out of NOLA’s range. If Williams does sign elsewhere in the offseason, who could New Orleans get to replace him?
As of now, Williams is projected to earn a five-year deal worth $75 million, per Spotrac. That’s more money than the Saints can afford to give him so moving on might sadly be the best move here.
Let’s take a look at three options that the Saints could find to replace their star safety.
3. Daxton Hill
A potential option for New Orleans in the second round of the draft is Michigan’s Daxton Hill. The Draft Network has Hill’s ideal role as a starting free safety who can also slot in at nickel. Having someone as versatile as Hill fits NOLA to a tee and Dennis Allen would love having someone like him in his defense.
Something that really jumps out about Hill that Williams doesn’t do is that he’s a special teams contributor. The Draft Network raved about his special teams ability, saying he could be a rockstar in that department.
Hill might not be a huge name entering the draft but he can start from Day 1 and help out on special teams. What’s not to love about that?