Ross Jackson

The Saints Continue to Build Secondary/ST Depth in the Sixth

With the 15th pick in the sixth round, the Saints selected Kamrin Moore, CB out of Boston College. The 5’10” 203 pound corner has just enough size to have the potential to develop at his position. His biggest praises come from his intelligence in game, something the Saints cherish. He’s got great read and diagnose ability, can play both inside and outside, and has a good knowledge of the route tree, allowing him to jump routes and be disruptive in the passing game. He had 21 passes defended in his career as a Golden Eagle. Moore has incredible confidence and ability when it comes to locating the ball in the air an making a play on it. He’s extremely physical at the line and loves to press in man coverage. Which, at the NFL level could be something to love and could be something to hate due to quick-fire penalties.

He’s also got the skills to be competitive in the run and screen game. He great, active hands to release from blocks and keep himself effective near the line of scrimmage. He’s gotten praise as a good leader, another trait the Saints love and is willing to play special teams and has done so well.

He was . three-year starter at BC and didn’t allow a touchdown his senior year until a shoulder injury ended his playing time a little early. Despite that injury, he was a full participant in workouts at his pro day. His coverage abilities last season rated very highly. He was awarded the second-best coverage grade among ACC corners by PFF.

He’s not a ballhawking kind of corner like Parry Nickerson when it comes to picks (only 2 career interceptions), but he brings the added element of being a reliable tackler and smart player with pretty great ball skills. His average speed can become an issue as can his aggression if asked to play corner. However, he’ll mostly be called upon for special teams responsibility while he continues to develop as conerback depth. He’ll have a ton of time to develop behind solidified starters on defense and special teams.

I truly think he’ll be a player to watch over the next few years as he learns how to put together his skillset and find his lane at the NFL level. He could end up being something really exciting. The Saints front office knows how to develop corners and while for now he’ll help to serve as a part of quality secondary depth, I’ll be waiting to see him emerge later.