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Marshon Lattimore
No. 23 – New Orleans Saints
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-20) May 20, 1996 (age 23)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school:Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2017–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Pro Bowl (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:111
Pass deflections:30
Interceptions:7
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:4
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Marshon Demond Lattimore (born May 20, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State, and was drafted by the Saints 11th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Lattimore attended Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He played cornerback and wide receiver for the football team. As a senior, he was one of six finalists for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award.[1] Lattimore was rated as a four-star recruit and committed to Ohio State University to play college football.[2]

College careerEdit

Lattimore redshirted his first year at Ohio State in 2014 and played in only seven games his redshirt freshman year in 2015, due to hamstring injuries.[3][4][5] He fully recovered from the injuries to become a starter in 2016.[6][7] On November 29, 2016, Lattimore was named First Team All-Big Ten by the coaches.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Coming out of Ohio State, Lattimore was projected to be a first round pick by the majority of NFL experts and analysts. He was invited to the NFL Combine, but chose not to perform the bench press, shuttle, and three-cone drill. He attended Ohio State's Pro Day and decided to only run positional drills for scouts and representatives. Although he had a history of hamstring injuries and was limited to a single year of starting experience in college, he was ranked the top cornerback prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NFL analyst Bucky Brooks, and NFL analyst Mike Mayock.[9][10][11] Lattimore was also ranked the fifth best cornerback by Pro Football Focus.[12]

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16px Marshon Lattimore's NFL Combine workout
16px Marshon Lattimore's 40-yard dash
Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 193 lb31¼ in8⅞ in 4.36 s 1.48 s 2.53 s 38½ in 11 ft 0 in

2017 season: Rookie yearEdit

The New Orleans Saints selected Lattimore in the first round (11th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[13] He was the first of five cornerbacks selected in the first round of the draft.

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On June 3, 2017, the New Orleans Saints signed Lattimore to a fully guaranteed four-year, $15.35 million contract with a signing bonus of $9.31 million.[14][15]

The Saints were expected to bring Lattimore along slowly and allow him to sit behind starters Delvin Breaux and P. J. Williams and compete for the role as the third cornerback on the depth chart against Ken Crawley and De'Vante Harris.[16] Head coach Sean Payton named him the third cornerback behind P. J. Williams and Ken Crawley after Breaux suffered a fractured fibula on August 16, 2017.[17] He started the first two regular season games after Crawley was listed as inactive for both.

He made his professional regular season debut on Monday Night Football during the Saints' season-opener against the Minnesota Vikings and recorded four solo tackles during the 29–19 loss. The following week, Lattimore made a season-high seven combined tackles, forced a fumble, and deflected two passes during a 36–20 loss against the New England Patriots.[18] He left the game in the fourth quarter and was placed in concussion protocol after colliding with teammate Vonn Bell as they both tackled Brandin Cooks.[19] Lattimore became the starting cornerback prior to Week 4 after Williams was demoted in relation with a disciplinary issue.[20] On October 15, 2017, Lattimore recorded five combined tackles, deflected two passes, intercepted a pass attempt from Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford, and returned it for a 27-yard touchdown during the 52–38 victory over the Lions.[21] The interception and touchdown were the first of his career.[22] On November 2, 2017, he was named the NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month.[23] Lattimore missed Weeks 12–13 after suffering an ankle sprain during the Saints' Week 11 victory over the Washington Redskins.[24] On December 21, 2017, it was announced that Lattimore was selected to play in the 2018 Pro Bowl.[25] On December 24, 2017, Lattimore made five combined tackles, four pass deflections, and intercepted his fifth pass of the year off of Matt Ryan in the Saints' 23–13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Lattimore finished his rookie season with 52 combined tackles (43 solo), 18 pass deflections, five interceptions, and a touchdown in 13 games and 13 starts.[26] His five interceptions were the fifth most of all players in 2017.[27] Lattimore was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.[28] Lattimore received an overall grade of 90.5 from Pro Football Focus and had the fourth highest grade among all cornerbacks in 2017.[29] He was ranked 82nd by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018, one of three rookies to make the list.[30]

The Saints finished atop the NFC South with an 11–5 record. On January 7, 2018, Lattimore started his first NFL playoff game and recorded two solo tackles and a pass deflection during a 31–26 NFC Wild Card round victory over the Carolina Panthers. The following week, he made four solo tackles and deflected a pass in the Saints' 29–24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional round, which became to be known as the Minneapolis Miracle.[26]

NFL statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sack PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR
2017 NO 13 13 52 43 9 0.0 18 5 85 17.0 33 1 1 1
2018 NO 16 16 59 49 10 0.0 12 2 0 0 0 0 4 3
Total 29 29 111 92 19 0.0 30 7 85 17.0 33 1 5 4

PostseasonEdit

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sack PD Int Yds Avg Lng TD FF FR
2017 NO 2 2 6 6 0 0.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 NO 2 2 10 9 1 0.0 2 2 14 7.0 14 0 0 0
Total 4 4 16 15 1 0.0 6 2 14 7.0 14 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

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  2. Marshon Lattimore picks Ohio State
  3. Marshon Lattimore, his long road to full recovery and whether he's a real option at CB for Ohio State
  4. Marshon Lattimore making smart moves with healthy hamstrings
  5. Ohio State football | Lattimore not hamstrung by injuries during camp
  6. Marshon Lattimore is finally a Buckeyes starter: Ohio State football depth chart analysis
  7. Ohio State defensive spotlight: cornerback Marshon Lattimore
  8. "2016 Big Ten Individual Award Winners". www.grfx.cstv.com. Big Ten Conference. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2016-17/misc_non_event/FBTuesAllB1G.pdf. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  9. Chris Burke (April 24, 2017). "2017 NFL draft rankings: Top prospects by position". https://www.si.com/2017-nfl-draft-position-rankings. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  10. Jeff Legwold (April 22, 2017). "Ranking 2017 Draft's Top 100 Prospects". http://www.espn.com/nfl/draft2017/story/_/id/19180310/ranking-top-100-prospects-available-2017-nfl-draft-espn-nfl-nation-reporter-jeff-legwold. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  11. Bucky Brooks (April 25, 2017). "Bucky Brooks' top 5 2017 NFL Draft prospects by position 3.0". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000802450/article/bucky-brooks-top-5-2017-nfl-draft-prospects-by-position-30. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
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  13. Sessler, Marc (April 27, 2017). "Saints take CB Marshon Lattimore with No. 11 pick". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000803460/article/saints-take-cb-marshon-lattimore-with-no-11-pick.
  14. "Spotrac.com: Marshon Lattimore". http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/new-orleans-saints/marshon-lattimore-21752/.
  15. "Saints Sign Six Draft Picks". June 2, 2017. http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/Saints-Sign-Six-Draft-Picks/97ec529c-5c2d-4bc0-95e3-2ff83b820b2e. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  16. Bob Rose (August 9, 2017). "New Orleans Saints Training Camp Outlook: Cornerback". https://www.canalstreetchronicles.com/2017/8/9/16105358/new-orleans-saints-training-camp-outlook-cornerback-marshon-lattimore-delvin-breaux-pj-williams. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  17. Roy Anderson (September 1, 2017). "Saints release first unofficial depth chart of regular season *UPDATED*". https://www.whodatdish.com/2017/09/06/saints-release-first-unofficial-depth-chart-regular-season/amp/. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  18. "NFL Game Center: Week 2-2017:New England Patriots @ New Orleans Saints".
  19. "Saints' Marshon Lattimore in concussion protocol". September 17, 2017. https://www.articles.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/09/saints_marshon_lattimore_exits.amp. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  20. "Sean Payton on benching P.J. Williams: 'That would be between us and P.J'". October 1, 2017. https://articles.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/10/saints_pj_williams_benching.amp. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  21. "NFL Player Profile=Marshon Lattimore". http://www.nfl.com/player/marshonlattimore/2558061/profile. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  22. "NFL Game Center: Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints". http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2017101504/2017/REG6/lions@saints. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  23. Josh Katzenstein (November 2, 2017). "Saints' Marshon Lattimore grateful for award but has eyes on a bigger prize". https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/11/marshon_lattimore_saints_award.. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  24. Joel Erickson (December 24, 2017). "Saints rookie Marshon Lattimore pushing through injuries, rigors of NFL season". https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_d0ccb55e-e11f-11e7-b782-5ff3c282f922.amp.html. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  25. "Six New Orleans Saints named to 2018 Pro Bowl". http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/Six-New-Orleans-Saints-named-to-2018-Pro-Bowl/93a8c0ed-59fb-43ee-8932-e0402597e734. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "NFL Player stats: Marshon Lattimore (2017)". http://www.nfl.com/player/marshonlattimore/2558061/gamelogs. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  27. "ESPN.com: 2017 NFL stats: Interceptions". http://m.espn.com/nfl/leagueleaders?groupId=9&season=2017&seasonType=3&statgroup=defense&category=interceptions. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  28. Patra, Kevin (February 3, 2018). "Marshon Lattimore wins Defensive Rookie of Year". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000913840/article/marshon-lattimore-wins-defensive-rookie-of-year.
  29. "Where CB Marshon Lattimore won in 2017". https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-where-cb-marshon-lattimore-won-in-2017. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  30. NFL Top 100 Players of 2018: No. 82 Marshon Lattimore

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