Those numbers helped him to a fourth Pro Bowl selection in five NFL seasons.
But while the team’s defensive backs rotation has improved, Lattimore will have his hands full throughout the season.
Marshon Lattimore has his hands full next season 😳 pic.twitter.com/o9xIDHwXdb
— PFF (@PFF) May 18, 2022
Pro Football Focus posted a graphic showing the wide receivers he will be covering in 2022.
Since they are division rivals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lattimore will face Mike Evans twice.
The Carolina Panthers’ D.J. Moore will also be his assignment in Weeks 3 and 18.
The daunting list also includes Justin Jefferson who had over 1,630 yards for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021.
Lattimore’s Performance Is Crucial For Saints’ Success
Those wide receivers can dominate the game if not challenged or covered.
They will make more catches than drops, giving them the ability to complete big plays any time.
As a Pro Bowler, Lattimore will be up to the task in covering whoever is in front of him.
But the more good games he gives up to these wideouts, the Saints’ playoff chances dwindle.
In contrast, he could be up for an individual accolade if he can limit these receivers while being their primary defender.
As imposing those receivers are, Lattimore won’t back down without a fight.