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Saints building in image of 'Legion of Boom'


In the first round the Saints got an offensive playmaker. In the second, they got someone that can stop the big play.

The first thing that jumps out about Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste is size. He's 6'3 220 pounds and cut from the Richard Sherman cloth. That's a lot pressure for a rookie to live up too but undoubtedly shows that the Saints took notice of the team that took down their season. And if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the Saints are building their secondary to look like Seattle with bigger cornerbacks on the outside, a ball-hawking roaming the backfield and thumper who can play in the box.

Jean-Baptiste will need time to grow and may not walk on the field as a starter on day one. But make no mistake; the Saints took him with the vision that he could be a big, shutdown cornerback in this defense.

We'll know soon enough if their vision was correct.

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