May 23, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) during organized team activities at the Saints training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints using defensive backs versatility for multiple looks


The New Orleans Saints used their first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to select former Texas Longhorns defensive back Kenny Vaccaro and the team has been using him at multiple positions throughout training camp. Vaccaro’s versatility was one of his big selling points leading up to the draft, so it really is not a surprise to see the team taking advantage of his full skill set.

Vaccaro spent time at Texas as safety and slot corner, which is what the Saints and new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan having been toying with throughout camp.

Add in Malcolm Jenkins who was also a safety/cornerback hybrid coming out of Ohio State, and the team has multiple defensive backs that they can move all over the field to provide different looks for opposing cornerbacks.

The goal for the Saints is to have Vaccaro, Jenkins, and strong safety Roman Harper on the field at the same time as much as possible this season and that is going to be a strong possibility based on the early training camp looks.

New Orleans could have a very improved secondary in 2013, which could lead to the team turning things around and returning to the top of the NFC South.

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