The New Orleans Saints did themselves a huge favor at the end of last season when they picked up Janoris Jenkins of off waivers to fill the second Cornerback spot behind Marshon Lattimore. The starting Safety positions are filled by Marcus Williams and Malcolm Jenkins. The only position in the secondary that could be upgraded is the slot. Currently, P.J. Williams and C.J. Gardner Johnson hold down that position. The Saints could look to grab a promising young Corner, AJ Terrell out of Clemson, with the 24th pick to sure up the slot position.
When you look at the tape of AJ Terrell, you can see he is a very solid player. He excels in press coverage, which is something the Saints could definitely use from the slot. Terrell has great speed, running a 4.42 40 time, and has shown the ability to read the play and jump the route for interceptions. He has good size at 6’1 190 lbs as well. Overall, a very solid player.
During his Sophomore year, Terrell make 53 total tackles, forced two fumbles, and had 3 interceptions, one of which being in the Nation Championship and being returned for a touchdown. This past season, his Junior year, he saw a little bit of a dip. He totaled 34 total tackles, and two interceptions. His college career came to a tragic end getting embarrassed by Ja’Marr Chase and LSU in the Nation Championship. However, he shouldn’t be judged on solely one game. Overall, Terrell had a solid college career.
How to Get Him
AJ Terrell is player who has been moving around the mock draft boards. Some have him being available at pick 24 while other have him going in the 18-23 range. He is not expected to be the first corner off the board. There is a decent chance that if the Saints want him, he will be available when the Saints go on the clock. Hold it.