New Orleans Saints Go Defensive...Back!

Israel GContributor IMarch 12, 2009

It seems like, in the last three years, the New Orleans Saints have selected fairly high in the draft and acquired free agents to contribute to the Saints' Defensive Back backfield.  Will it pay off?

Roman Harper SS; (second round pick, '06)
Usama Young CB; (second Round pick, '07)
Tracy Porter CB; (second round pick, '08)
Jason David CB; (free agent, '08)
Jabari Greer CB; (free agent, '09)

...and possibly in the 2009 draft class, first round, another defensive back? I don't know if they will select another CB, but for some reason most current mock drafts say so.

Last year, I believed the Saints would draft Cardinal's Rogers-Cromartie with our first round pick, and so did many mock drafts, but we selected Ellis (DT) instead.  Not a bad selection, but Rogers-Cromartie has shown us that he is a great talent and could have helped the Saints defense.

This year, I believe all Saints' fans will expect a lot from our defensive back field. With the new defensive coordinator, switching of corner backs to safeties, and an excellent 2009 defensive draft pick, we are going to be in for a treat. Pat Kirwen, an analist from the NFL network, recently mentioned there might be a change for Usama Young or Mike McKenzie.  They will be switching from corner backs to safeties. It is still speculation, but it seems very possible.

This is what I do know, a top offense with a decent defense will give us a shot in the playoffs, but a good offense with an excellent defense will take us to the Super Bowl!