Miller had high praise for the rookie.
New Orleans saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore is having a phenomenal rookie campaign, and with only half the season over with, Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller has already to put him among the elite defensive backs in the league.
Lattimore is a “top 5 cornerback already” according to Miller.
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Marshon Lattimore has been incredible this season. Top 5 cornerback already.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) November 3, 2017
It seems like a lofty claim, but the numbers seem to agree with him. Lattimore has been nothing short of sensational, and according to Pro Football Focus, the Ohio State product is the No. 1 rookie in the league right now, even ahead of budding stars like Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 2, 2017
But even that doesn’t do justice to how excellent he’s been.
Marshon Lattimore – a rookie let me remind you – is currently our third-highest graded player eight weeks into the season. Not our third-highest graded rookie, nor our third-highest graded corner, our third-highest graded player in the entire league. Lattimore is yet to surrender more than 38 receiving yards in a game – and it took Detroit throwing at him nine times to eek out those 38 yards – and opposing quarterbacks have just a 33.3 passer rating when targeting him in coverage, the second-lowest rating among qualified corners.
Just to make sure you read that write, PFF has Lattimore as the the third-best player IN THE LEAGUE. The entire NFL!
He’s a flat out stud, and New Orleans’ defense looks like an entirely different unit this year because of it. So yeah, I’d say he’s a top five corner.