Second-round pick Alontae Taylor will make Bradley Roby expendable
Alontae Taylor was drafted by the Saints in the second round in what many fans saw as a big surprise. His size and skill set are a great addition to the team. Taylor was a standout at the University of Tennessee and was named team captain in his senior season.
Taylor hasn’t wasted any time making an impact. Taylor has been so impressive that it may make a player like Bradley Roby lose some playing time. The Saints acquired Roby from the Houston Texans for a third-round pick last season. The Super Bowl 50 champion started his Saints campaign off a little rough but played better toward the end of the season.
Roby is a solid corner, but the Saints drafted Taylor in the second round and they did not draft him to just sit on the bench, or play special teams. Not only do I think Alontae Taylor will take Bradley Roby’s snaps, but I have a feeling that the Saints will end up trading Roby away.
In today’s NFL, teams are always looking for solid cornerback play. The Saints could use that to their advantage, and trade Roby away for future draft capital. Taylor has the potential to be a player NOLA could build their secondary around. He’s young, smart, physical, and plays the game with extreme confidence.
Great for the Saints. Not so great for Bradley Roby.