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Saints stay true to defense

4/25/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

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 Now that the Saints have Malcolm Jenkins, all they have to do is figure out where to play him.

Is he a cornerback or is he a safety?

That can be sorted out in the coming weeks, but the important thing is the Saints did the right thing by adding a defensive back. I'm sure coach Sean Payton had to be tempted to go with offense (Chris "Beanie'' Wells perhaps?) at No. 14. But Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis did what they had to do -- sticking to their offseason overhaul of the defense.

Barring an unlikely trade, the Saints are done until the fourth round. That's fine because they filled their biggest need. They got a guy who can come in as a corner or safety and help this defense right away. With Jenkins joining Jabari Greer and Darren Sharper, the Saints finally may have solved their problems in the secondary. At the very least, they've got way more talent than they've had in years.

They can get their short-yardage runner Sunday.