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Cardinals vs. Saints snap counts:Youth Alex Okafor Jersey , secondary depth You might say there were some areas the New Orleans Saints took a step back in after their Week 2 preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Saints offense was riddled with turnovers from poor quarterback play, but also had strong success on the ground. Defensively, some flashes and good play happened, particularly the run defense. However, both Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen finished with good games.Here’s a look at the team’s snap counts from Friday — which involves a lot of players. (Note: All data is provided by the NFL)Offense - Top RepsWill Clapp (41), Michael Ola (35), Josh LeRibeus (33), Jermon Bushrod (33), Cameron Tom (33), Taysom Hill (31)Offense - The RestTre’Quan Smith (30), Rick Leonard (29), Tommylee Lewis (27), Austin Carr (24), Andrew Tiller (23), Ted Ginn Jr. (23), Cameron Meredith (22), Tom Savage (20), Benjamin Watson (1Cool, Boston Scott (17), Don Barclay (17), Jonathan Williams (17), Dan Arnold (16) , Ryan Ramczyk (16), Larry Warford (16), Josh Hill (16), Shane Vereen (14), Terron Armstead (13), Max Unger (13), Andrus Peat (13), Trey Edmunds (12), J.T. Barrett (12), Mark Ingram (12), Michael Thomas (12), Garrett Griffin (11), John Phillips (11), Zach Line (9), Deon Yelder (9), Michael Floyd (5), Keith Kirkwood (4), Josh Huff (4), Terrance West (3)Defense - Top RepsJ.T. Gray (37), Chris Banjo (37), Arthur Maulet (37), Justin Hardee (37) Alex Anzalone Jersey , Alex Anzalone (37), Craig Robertson (33), Taylor Stallworth (32)Defense - The RestAl-Quadin Muhammad (27), George Johnson (26), Devaroe Lawrence (26), Natrell Jamerson (25), Trey Hendrickson (25), Mitchell Loewen (23), Hau’oli Kikaha (22), A.J. Klein (21), Manti Te’o (21), Jay Bromley (20), Kamrin Moore (16), Sharrod Neasman (16), Patrick Robinson (16), Henry Mondeaux (16), Woodrow Hamilton (15), Linden Stephens (15), Nathan Stupar (14), David Onyemata (14), Marshon Lattimore (14), Vonn Bell (14) Authentic Josh LeRibeus Jersey , Demario Davis (14), Ken Crawley (14), Marcus Williams (14), Marcus Williams - CB (12), Alex Jenkins (12), Sheldon Rankins (10), Jayrone Elliott (9), Tyeler Davison (Cool, Robert Nelson (4), Colton Jumper (2), KeShun Freeman (2)Special Teams - Top 5J.T. Gray (16), Natrell Jamerson (15), Colton Jumper (15), Kamrin Moore (12), Chris Banjo (12)Saints’ Natrell Jamerson draws favorable comparison to Dennis Allen’s first draft pick as a head coach After visibly improving as a cornerback during his time in training camp, Natrell Jamerson has recently attracted the attention and praise of both Sean Payton and Aaron Glenn, putting the Saints’ 2018 5th round pick squarely on the radar of the media.While you will likely read multiple articles about Jamerson in the coming days, none of them will make the correlation between he and former 12th overall pick D.J. Hayden.My colleague and partner in crime Deuce Windham once told me that coordinators have a legitimate hand in the scouting process as it pertains to what talents fit their scheme, and the selection of Jamerson has Dennis Allen’s signature all over it.The Saints’ 3rd year defensive coordinator likes to have matchup CBs on the roster. Marshon Lattimore playing the right or weak side CB is capable of banishing a team’s No. 2 WR to the shadow realms, allowing the flexibility to shade your safety to the left or strong side where most team’s No. 1 WRs line up.Lattimore is also the best candidate on the roster to handle the bigger receivers like Julio Jones, Mike Evans, and Devin Funchess that have taken up residence in the NFC South.What the secondary is currently lacking Youth Austin Carr Jersey , however, is a smaller/quicker DB with the ability to match up with shiftier receivers like D.J. Moore, DeSean Jackson, and Calvin Ridley that can play on the boundary as well as move inside to the slot.The Saints’ current solution to this problem is having a pure boundary corner in Ken Crawley paired with a pure slot corner in Patrick Robinson, but if you could create a Frankenstein DB and combine the two, you would get a player in the mold of Broncos corner Chris Harris - A defender capable of being deployed on the outside in base packages and then kicking inside to cover the slot on passing downs.Insert Natrell Jamerson. There were a ton of questions when it was made known that Jamerson would first be looked at as a cornerback after entering the draft as a safety.Upon further inspection, you’ll see that he’s got a lot in common with Hayden in what he offers athletically and as far as traits.The similarities start with both DBs sharing a 4.40 forty, 10 foot broad jump, and 5’11” height.Both also came out of college with above average tackling ability, Jamerson’s more or less developed from his time playing safety. The proverbial buck stops there however, as Jamerson begins to separate himself like Michael Thomas on a slant route.He proves to be a tick faster over the first 10-20 yards, and I’d like to think this speaks to his slightly better vertical jump as he best Hayden in that category (33.5” vs 35.5”).This is important because post draft analyst have mentioned that Hayden’s lack of explosiveness limits his ability to “click and close” on the ball making him appear a step late at times.Jamerson also has a leg up on Hayden as it pertains to weight, checking in at a solid 201-lbs versus 191-lbs for Hayden.Combined with his 25 reps on the bench, it suggests he should (A) be apt to stay healthier in his career and (B) end up less likely to get bullied in press coverage and at the catch point by bigger receivers.In other words, the rookie appears to be the 2.0 version of Hayden that only went unnoticed until the 5th round because of a position switch he took on for the better of the team.Dare I say, plus intangibles?The most amazing thing about this is the Saints were able to get a Hayden level talent in the 5th round while it cost Allen and the Raiders a 1st round selection. Jamerson not only benefits from not having the weight of being a high selection on his shoulders but he also gets the time necessary to develop due to Crawley and Robinson being established starters in front of him.It’s still early in his development, but the Saints defense under Allen may have found another diamond in the rough to add to an already potent secondary.
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