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Marcus Williams Primed to Break Out in 2018

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The Minnesota Miracle with not define this young man.

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As we get ready to hype the New Orleans Saints 2018 regular season, we can start to look at realistic expectations for the Saints 2018 roster. Bleacher Report has predicted a breakout star for each of the 32 teams, and for the New Orleans Saints, it’s second year Safety Marcus Williams.

We all remember safety Marcus Williams, right? You know, the guy who missed the tackle on Vikings wideout Stefon Diggs, which led to the game-winning touchdown in the NFC divisional round. Well, he’s going to use the Minnesota Miracle as fuel for a Pro Bowl season.

As a rookie, Williams had a productive year. The Utah product finished the season as one of just three rookies with four interceptions or more. He also logged seven pass breakups.

Lattimore’s stellar campaign overshadowed Williams, but the playmaking free safety will take another step in his sophomore year to establish himself as one of the best young talents at his position.

The 21-year-old takes a mistake he made early in his career and turns it into a launching pad toward stardom.

Marcus gets way too much flack for the play that has been dubbed the “Minnesota Miracle.” If it wasn’t for a clutch interception in the second half of that game, there was no chance the Saints were in a position to win the game in the first place. However, Marcus knows the attention the final play of regulation has garnered, but he’s using that as motivation.

Marcus finished the 2017 season, playing in 15 games, starting all 15, with 4 interceptions and 7 passes deflected. If he can take another step forward in his second year, the Saints will have a truly special player in the secondary.