A rookie has been named the 'most dangerous new addition' to the Saints in 2024

The New Orleans Saints made several additions to the team this offseason, but a rookie is being highlighted as the most dangerous new member of the team.
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The New Orleans Saints didn’t have an explosive offseason by any means, but they did make a few very specific moves that they believe will make them better in 2024. Among those moves were hiring Klint Kubiak as offensive coordinator, signing Chase Young, and drafting Taliese Fuaga with the 14th-overall pick.

While all three of those new editions will likely make a big impact for the Saints in 2024, neither of them are considered the most dangerous new addition for New Orleans. Ryan Fowler, in a recent piece for Bleacher Report, handed out that title to a newcomer on every team. For New Orleans, rookie cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry received the honor of being the most dangerous new addition.

Kool-Aid McKinstry expected to have a big impact on Saints as a rookie

Fowler saw this as an example of the rich getting richer, highlighting how good New Orleans’ secondary already was with guys like Marshon Lattimore, Paulson Adebo, Alontae Taylor, and Tyrann Mathieu. Now, the Saints were able to add an experienced, pro-ready corner in the secondary.

"The Saints allowed the ninth-fewest passing yards per game last fall. They should only be stingier with McKinstry now in the fold."

Ryan Fowler (Bleacher Report)

In today’s NFL, corners are just like receivers, in the sense that a team can never have enough quality ones. With Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo returning, they’ll likely remain lined up on the outside. However, McKinstry and Alontae Taylor will probably compete for the top slot corner role. Regardless, the Saints will have enough quality corners to have impressive depth, and the ability to put several on the field at once.

Kool-Aid McKinstry brings a skillset that should make him an immediate contributor. He can line up on the outside and on the inside, cover man-to-man pretty well, and is good in zone. Additionally, he’s great at getting down hill to support in the run game. All of those attributes definitely make him a dangerous addition for the Saints.