Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detail of a New Orleans Saints helmet during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Huskers Football: CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste Picked By Saints


Former Huskers football standout cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste is officially one of the newest New Orleans Saints. Jean-Baptiste was selected in the second round with the No. 58 overall pick.

“When we start looking at our division and start looking at the receivers we line up against, that size and length, I think, really is necessary,” head coach Sean Payton said of the cornerback. “His ball skills are something we also put a value on.”

Jean-Baptiste is one of the four highest-chosen Huskers football alumni under Bo Pelini, tying Lavonte David’s spot. While he won’t be heading to Seattle to learn from Richard Sherman, Jean-Baptiste gets will gain wisdom from 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey who the Saints acquired via free agency.

“Hopefully he’ll take me in with open arms and he can teach me what he knows,” Jean-Baptiste said. Think a guy like Bailey could impart some crucial tips? Oui.

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