Is The Secondary Better ?

Phutger GoinContributor IApril 23, 2010

     With the 32nd picks in this year's draft the New Orleans Saints selected Patrick Robinson from Florida State. This is the second year in a row that the Saints select a cornerback, which asks is the secondary better?

     With the departure of Darren Sharper to free agency and Roman Harper has yet to sign his tender that leaves the Saints with four safeties possibly being on the roster for the 2010 season. Malcolm Jenkins would certainly be moved to free safety and be the starter. Then at strong safety you would possibly start the Saints last year's fourth round draft pick from Wake Forest, Chip Vaughn and to backup the two safeties you would look at Usama Young as backup free and Chris Reis at back up strong.

     At corners you would have Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer, at nickel would be Patrick Robinson, and at dime would be Randall Gay. On paper you can make a case to say yes, because the secondary became younger and more athletic. You can also make a case for saying no, because the secondary definately lacks the experience of playing together in a base package.

     Well, right now it is only an assumption. The Saints have at least five more picks, another wave of free agent signings, and training camp. But its a question worth asking at this point. Let me know what you think.