Saints 2022 Training Camp: Top 4 takeaways from Day 3

Leigh Oleszczak
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3. Nice day for Adebo

This is an important summer for Paulson Adebo, who despite having a solid rookie season, is still fighting for his starting job. Rookie Alontae Taylor is going to battle Adebo for the starting cornerback gig but Adebo showed why he’s the frontrunner to keep his job.

As Mike Triplett notes in the tweet below, if Adebo takes the next step in his development, the defense will be even better than they were a season ago.

2. Hurst is slated to start – Young looking good

We didn’t get to see much of Landon Young last year during his rookie campaign due to injuries but from the little we’ve seen of him this year, he’s been impressive.

The Kentucky product looks to be the backup right tackle behind Ryan Ramczyk and got some work in on Friday due to Ramczyk getting the day off.

When Allen was speaking to the media, he revealed that James Hurst is actually slated to be the starting left tackle as of now. This is probably simply because Trevor Penning is a rookie and needs to show more before the team can comfortably lean on him as the starting option.

The two will continue to split time until the preseason when one clearly emerges over the other. Until then, both guys will get equal playing time with the first team. It sounds like Penning is going to have to fight for the starting job, however, and won’t have it handed to him.

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