Delvin Breaux: ‘Shadowing any team’s top receiver, that’s what I do’

Delvin Breaux had a tall task on Thursday against Julio Jones, but he stepped up to the plate.

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One of the newest cornerbacks of the New Orleans Saints, Delvin Breaux is trending in the right direction and making a strong impression along the way.

His most recent game against the Atlanta Falcons was one of his toughest yet, as he was asked to play man coverage against Julio Jones, as Mike Triplett of ESPN reports. Breaux played well, helping to lead the Saints to an impressive 31-21 victory.

“Man, that’s my game. Shadowing any team’s top receiver, that’s what I do,” said Breaux, a Canadian Football League import who twice stressed that he doesn’t consider himself “elite” yet and hasn’t mastered the game to the level of guys like Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson and Richard Sherman.

“I take pride in what I do,” Breaux told ESPN. “To go against Julio Jones, man, that makes me feel happy, excited. I can go out there and compete with elite guys like that. I’m just glad to be a part of this.”

It’s obvious that Jones is one of the best in the business and isn’t an easy man to slow down. In the end, the talented receiver caught six balls for 93 yards. The impressive part, though, is that as Triplett explains, it appears that Jones caught only one ball for five yards when Breaux was in true man coverage on him.

The young receiver from the CFL is making major strides for the Saints, and seemingly has all the abilities in the world to be able to become an elite corner in this league.

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