Saints Roster: Realistic expectations for DaMarcus Fields in 2022

New Orleans Saints defensive back DaMarcus Fields - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints defensive back DaMarcus Fields - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

This is DaMarcus Fields’ first year on the New Orleans Saints roster. What should fans of the black and gold expect from him in 2022? 

Following the 2022 NFL Draft, DaMarcus Fields didn’t hear his name called but signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. Fields played five years of college football at Texas Tech and played his best ball in 2019.

That year saw Fields tally 54 tackles, six tackles for loss, five defended passes, three interceptions, and one sack. He didn’t snag any interceptions over the past two years but the ball-hawk ability is certainly there with Fields.

Saints Roster: What should be expected of UDFA DaMarcus Fields?

Truth be told, I’m not sure if we see much, if any, of DaMarcus Fields this year. He’s an undrafted free agent and it’s tough enough to make the 53-man roster as a UDFA. Fields also has a lot of competition this summer at the cornerback position, making things more difficult for him to crack the final roster.

Paulson Adebo and Marshon Lattimore are the two starting cornerbacks for the Saints and the other likely names to make the roster behind them are Alontae Taylor and Bradley Roby, not to mention guys like C.J. Gardner-Johnson and P.J. Williams who can play both corner and safety.

Any time a UDFA makes the 53-man roster, it’s always a feel-good story. The Saints have done a nice job with their undrafted free agents too, so it’s never a huge surprise when any of those guys make a name for themselves in the Big Easy.

Fields, however, has a lot stacked against him. It’ll take a dominant effort in the preseason and some less-than-stellar outings from other guys ahead of him on the depth chart to make a push for the final roster.

The realistic expectation for DaMarcus Fields is for him to land on the practice squad.

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