Marshon Lattimore and Marcus Williams were drafted into the Saints secondary in 2017 and this year is a big one for the duo. Both are entering the final year of their rookie contracts and secondary coach Aaron Glenn expects to see both take that “next step” in year four.
“I’m hard on both those guys because I see greatness in both of them,” explained Glenn. “I don’t want them to limit themselves to being just a talent. I want them to have the whole gambit of what an NFL player should be like. That’s not just going out there covering a receiver, that’s just not playing in the middle of the field.”
Lattimore was the 11th overall pick in ’17, finishing his first season as the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year. It appeared his was well on his way to earning the moniker “lockdown corner”, but since performed below expectations.