Three Saints Crack The Top 25 Players Under 25 List
The National Football League put out a list of the top 25 players that are under the age of 25 on Monday and three players from the New Orleans Saints made the cut.
12. Marshon Lattimore, CB-23
He turns 25 on May 20th, 2021 and he's signed through 2021. Lattimore has been a bright spot since he was drafted 11th overall by the Saints in the 2017 NFL Draft. Over his first two and a half seasons he's got 8 interceptions, 40 passes defended, five forced fumbles, 149 tackles, and a touchdown. He's been the number one cornerback they had been searching for, for years.
13. Marcus Williams, S-23
Williams turns 25 on September 8th, 2021 and he's signed through 2020. It's been an interesting first two and a half seasons for the young safety where he played so well in 2017 but was the main culprit in the dreaded Minnesota Miracle play. In 2018, he seemed to be feeling the aftereffects of that miscue in Minnesota but this season he's mostly returned to his 2017 form with a strong campaign. Over his Saints career, he's recorded 10 interceptions, 22 passes defended, two forced fumbles, 165 tackles, and a touchdown.
14. Alvin Kamara, RB-24
Kamara turned 25 on August 20th, 2020 and he's signed through the year 2020. He has been a revelation at running back over his first two and a half seasons in the league. First, figuring out how to team up with veteran running back Mark Ingram to form one of the NFL's most impactful combo's at the tailback position forming "Boom and Zoom". This season has been an adjustment for the Saints running game as they signed Latavius Murray and while Murray was trying to gain Sean Payton's trust Kamara maybe got overused a bit and got hurt. Now that he's healthy again I think he'll see a better split between Alvin and Latavius to hopefully form their own dynamic duo. Over his Saints tenure, he's compiled 2,83 rush yards, 23 rushing touchdowns, has averaged five yards per carry, has received 264 targets with 213 receptions for 1,908 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Here is the the Top 10 of the NFL's Top 25 players under the age of 25:
- Patrick Mahomes, QB, KC-24
- Lamar Jackson, QB, BAL-22
- Deshaun Watson, QB, HOU-24
- Myles Garrett, DE, CLE-23
- Quenton Nelson, G, IND-23
- Joey Bosa, DE, LAC-24
- Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR-23
- Saquon Barkley, RB, NYG-22
- Jamal Adams, S, NYJ-24
- Darius Leonard, LB, IND-24
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