Saints rookie CB Lattimore ready to tackle NFC South and hamstring problems 

Steve Geller
May 15, 2017 - 5:30 am

USA Today Sports


The Saints locker room is expanding and not just because of the number of players attending rookie mini-camp. Some walls have been knocked down in the team facility to open things up. It’s a work in progress, but it's a definite upgrade in the amount of space.

The team is hoping their 11th overall pick Marshon Lattimore will provide an instant upgrade for the secondary. He sure sounded confident about having to contend with some big name and big-bodied wide receivers in the NFC South.

"You can’t be a physical corner all the time, you have to switch you’re game up a little bit so they don’t pick up on it," Lattimore said "If you’re too physical they are going to counter that all the time. You have to have different techniques to go after receivers, especially the great receivers in this division."

The biggest question surrounding Lattimore are the hamstring issues that hindered him at Ohio State. He underwent surgery on his left hamstring during his first year, then wound up with a right hamstring injury in his second season. He had no issues in his last year as a Buckeye, though; and the healthy Lattimore racked up 41 tackles, four interceptions and nine passes defensed. 

 “You always have to stay on top of hamstrings because they linger; I just have a routine and stick with it”, said Lattimore. But also made clear that “he’s good” right now.  

Saints rookie mini-camp wrapped up on Sunday.  On May 23rd, the veterans will  join the crew as voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) start.

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