New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore was another piece of the puzzle for the Saints defense for the second year in a row. After a standout rookie season where he was selected as Defensive Rookie of the Year, Lattimore came into 2018 feeling more prepared. Lattimore came up with a career-high 59 tackles, 12 pass deflections, a career-high four forced fumbles, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries while playing all 16 games. Lattimore set a career-high in single-game tackles during the Saints road game against the Dallas Cowboys when he came up with 10 tackles (nine solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
BEST GAME: The 6-foot Ohio State product bared his teeth in playoffs as he came up with two interceptions and four tackles in the divisional playoff game against the Eagles. His biggest play came in the final minutes of regulation when a pass from Nick Foles slipped through Alshon Jeffery’s hands and into the hands of Lattimore, securing a playoff win for the Saints. Lattimore followed that performance with six tackles in the NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams.
“Mentally I’m way better. I know a lot more stuff than last year. Last year I was just thrown in the fire and I didn’t really know too much so I learned on the go. Now going into it, I’m going to know more. That’s really the big step I’ve had from last year to this year. I’m just trying to get better going against our receivers like Ted (Ginn Jr.), Cam (Meredith), Tre’quan (Smith), Mike (Thomas), all those great guys that we got. Just going against them every day and getting better so I can be the best going against the competition. That’s something I look forward to every day.” - Marshon Lattimore
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See the best moments from Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore throughout the 2018 season.