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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Through seven weeks of the season, PFF has never given a higher overall grade to a rookie cornerback than the 94.1 the New Orleans Saints standout CB Marshon Lattimore currently has. We saw 54 intriguing snaps from Lattimore in the ...

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Old 10-24-2017, 06:38 AM   #1
 
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Saints CB Marshon Lattimore might be special

Through seven weeks of the season, PFF has never given a higher overall grade to a rookie cornerback than the 94.1 the New Orleans Saints standout CB Marshon Lattimore currently has.

We saw 54 intriguing snaps from Lattimore in the preseason, but so far his regular season performance has looked little short of spectacular for a Saints team that was crying out for a legit No. 1 corner.

Lattimore has been thrown at 22 times, allowing 12 receptions for just 114 yards over the first seven weeks of the season (and five games for him). He has yet to surrender a touchdown catch, and has an interception and four pass breakups. Throwing his way is currently yielding a passer rating of just 50.2, just over 10.0 points higher than if quarterbacks simply threw the ball away every snap instead.



This past week against the Packers he was thrown at three times and had two pass breakups, while likely being spared a third only by the receiver dropping it a split second before he chopped down his arms on a receiver screen.

Lattimore has played almost exclusively at right cornerback for the Saints, with 79.8 percent of his snaps on the right side of the defense, but 27 of the 41 snaps he’s spent on the other side came this past weekend against the Packers.

This past week hints at more to come for the Saints rookie, because it was the first time this season the team felt comfortable enough to move their cornerbacks around and track receivers. Against the Packers, Lattimore was on Devante Adams all game, while Ken Crawley took Jordy Nelson.

Lattimore is on track for a grade that Revis only eclipsed once in his career – his sensational 2009 season which may be the best season of cornerback coverage we have seen over the past decade.

He doesn’t just have the highest grade we have ever seen from a rookie cornerback at this point in the season, Lattimore has the highest grade we have seen from a rookie at ANY position through seven weeks of his debut season.



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Old 10-24-2017, 07:47 AM   #2
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The man is the real deal.

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That pick just fell so nicely on draft night. Some teams really going to regret not snagging him. They didn't just hit a home run with that pick it flew out the stadium and into orbit
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.@Saints @shonrp2 has an advanced degree in football. As complete a CB to come into the NFL in a very long time. A marvel #BaldyBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/zVfd0Fzt9U

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.@Saints @shonrp2 has an advanced degree in football. As complete a CB to come into the NFL in a very long time. A marvel #BaldyBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/zVfd0Fzt9U

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@KMajor - If you click on the "V" at the upper right of the tweet you get an option to "Copy link to Tweet". You can then paste that right into your post and it handles the rest automatically. It took me awhile to figure that one out myself.
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Baldinger has such a man crush on Lattimore. I like this one:


"No way on Marshon Lattimore's time!"
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Old 10-24-2017, 08:26 AM   #8
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This draft has to rival the 06 one in terms of quality starters.

Lattimore - already playing as an all pro 6 games in

Ramczyk - very solid player and will only get better

Kamara - literally our answer to the void PT23 left.

Anzalone - playing real well before the injury

Hendrickson - showed some good flashes and gets his hands up to disrupt passing lanes

Muhammad - will hopefully show he can be the third down rusher we need
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And Williams

Still got a way to go but still looks good for a roomie imo
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I told you!
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