It is well known that Cornerback is one of the Saints needs during the 2017 offseason. Whether via free agency or in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Saints are presumably looking to add one, maybe two, cornerbacks to the team. Earlier last week, Canal Street Chronicles ranked Cornerback as the fourth-most pressing need for the Saints this year.
Pro Football Focus recently ranked the Top 10 free agents at the cornerback position, and making the list (just barely, at #10), was pending Saints free agent CB Sterling Moore. On Moore:
While most cornerbacks on this list are high draft picks who have only played for one team in their career, Sterling Moore was an undrafted rookie who has made many stops along the way. He has seen plenty of time out wide and in the slot, and he’s consistently graded at or above average. He’s a cornerback unlikely to break the bank, and unlikely to ever become a star. However, when you have someone with versatility to where they can line up and you know you can get starting-caliber play from them, you have a good role player.
Also on the list were potential Saints free agent targets Prince Amukamara, A.J. Bouye, and Stephon Gilmore. Regarding the latter, I’m not sure about you, but I’m just fine staying away from high-profile free agents from the Buffalo Bills at this point.
It’s also important to keep in mind that while it might be great to bring back Moore to the Saints, it’s not certain he is the type of player the Saints want as the second primary starting corner opposite Delvin Breaux, and it’s also not certain he’d be willing to take the salary of a rotational depth piece.