3 Atlanta Falcons to watch closely in week one against the Saints
By Nick Halden
2. Kyle Pitts and Drake London
Kyle Pitts and Drake London are going to have a huge advantage over the New Orleans Saints secondary. One that they will often have throughout the season as two players who have no problem going over the top of a corner to catch a jump pass. The Saints lack an answer for Kyle Pitts this season and are going to struggle to slow him down.
The fact Atlanta added even more size on the outside in London furthers the advantage that Pitts and the offense will have in this matchup. While New Orleans might have the more proven pass catchers Atlanta has two solid corners that match up very well against the receivers. Who on this New Orleans roster is going to line up opposite Kyle Pitts and have an advantage?
Marcus Mariota has already shown he isn’t shy about pushing the ball downfield to his weapons and London and Pitts are going to have chances to make those plays. This game is going to be far closer than many expect and Pitts and London are going to be a huge part of that. Even if the Saints opt to double Pitts they will have the problem of slowing down Drake London and Cordarrelle Patterson who made the game-winning catch against the Saints in Atlanta’s lone win over New Orleans last season.