NB Starter: C.J. Gardner-Johnson
Reserves: P.J. Williams, Bryce Thompson
Lastly, we have the nickel corner position, which is headlined by C.J. Gardner-Johnson. The former fourth-round pick is entering the final year of his rookie deal so he has a big incentive to play well this year.
I mentioned P.J. Williams already and how his versatility is what’s kept him in New Orleans all this time. He can play both nickel and safety and can be slotted in pretty much anywhere.
Lastly, there’s former UDFA Bryce Thompson, who appeared in two games last year and played in 36% of the special teams snaps. He might see more time in the secondary this year if he has a nice training camp and preseason.
The Saints’ secondary is stocked with talent for 2022 and hopefully they ball out in the same way that they did during the 2021 season. Losing Williams and Jenkins hurt, but the team has done a nice job keeping the unit strong.
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