3 New Orleans Saints starters who could be benched with a bad camp

• Saints linebacker could be out of time

• DT spot could be up for grabs

• Alontae Taylor is winning coaches over

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1. Paulson Adebo, CB

Marshon Lattimore continues to lock down one of the Saints outside corner positions but they haven't been able to find a long-term solution across from him. 2021 third-round pick Paulson Adebo has been in the role for the past two seasons with 29 starts in 30 appearances.

The problem is, he declined quite a bit in year two.

Adebo earned a grade of 60.3 from Pro Football Focus as a rookie which was rather promising. Then in 2022, that number shot down to just 49.1. While we can't take these numbers as the sole indicator of success for a player, it's still a significant drop and the struggles were evident when watching him play.

Now in year three, he finds himself in a battle for the starting spot with Alontae Taylor. The 2022 second-round pick from Tennessee has been impressing coaches so far this offseason. He's done well enough that they're apparently considering moving him into the slot more to guarantee he's on the field.

However it happens, it looks as though Taylor is expected to be on the field more. They're also hopeful Bradley Roby can return to health after ending 2022 on the IR.

If so, Adebo could quickly fall down the depth chart in New Orleans. Especially if he doesn't show out during camp.