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Year in Review: Paulson Adebo

The second year corner’s slow start allowed for open discussions at CB2

New Orleans Saints v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The 2022 season for New Orleans Saints cornerback Paulson Adebo was one that left many in question. After a solid rookie campaign and having arguably the strongest training camp of anyone on the team, Adebo’s sophomore season did not fulfill expectations. Adebo missed the first couple games to start the year which allowed for a very slow start in the following weeks. Games against the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals really showed some of the inconsistencies in Adebo’s game. His ability to flip his hips and run with quicker, faster guys is something that he struggled with mightily this past season. It wasn’t all bad though as he was able to string along a couple of strong performances against teams like the Las Vegas Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers, where he showed the ability to play in the hip of opposing receivers and make plays on the football.

Adebo finished the 2022 season with 60 tackles (51 solo) and seven pass deflections in 13 games. Adebo’s play in the latter part of the season assured fans that he is still a very capable number two corner but his poor play earlier in the year, along with the emergence of rookie Alontae Taylor has given room for discussion for who will be CB2 next season. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out during training camp this summer.

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