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This defensive back continued to improve in 2018 Womens Tre'Quan Smith Jersey , but where are the turnovers?" 2018 Saints: Year in ReviewNew Orleans Saints 2018 Year in Review: Vonn Bell New,1commentThis defensive back continued to improve in 2018, but where are the turnovers?CSTBell played poorly through training camp and preseason last summer as he entered his third season, causing him to be supplanted in the starting lineup by Kurt Coleman as the season began. Like the rest of the secondary, Bell struggled mightily at the start of the regular season, giving up big plays in bunches. He quickly started to play better by each week though, and by midseason had taken over the bulk of the safety snaps away from the disappointing Coleman. He finished 2018 with a career high in total tackles (88) and solo stops (62) Marshon Lattimore Saint Jersey , which were both second on the team and tops among defensive backs. Bell has finished either first or second on the Saints in tackles in all three of his professional seasons. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesHe has always been a solid safety near the line of scrimmage and inside the tackle box. Bell had 4 tackles for loss along with a quarterback sack in 2018, and was instrumental in helping New Orleans finish second in the league in rush defense. Pro Football Focus (PFF) graded Bell's run defense at 88.2, third among all NFL safeties in 2018. He efficiently attacks the offensive backfield, and has proven to be an extremely effective blitzer throughout his short career. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesBell was targeted by the Saints in the draft because of his playmaking abilities while at Ohio State. He intercepted nine passes in three seasons with the Buckeyes, including six in 2014. Incredibly, Bell does not have a single interception in three NFL seasons. His coverage skills have improved greatly over each season however, and have reflected in his rankings within Pro Football Focus. PFF gave Bell a 68.3 grade in 2018 Womens Michael Thomas Jersey , ranking 39th among 67 safeties. Bell's overall grade from PFF was 75.3, 27th out of 101 defensive backs at the position. The 24-yr. old safety played better in coverage as this season progressed as well, often capably taking on an opposing tight end or even wideout out of the slot. While he hasn't been the ballhawking presence the Saints had hoped for when drafting him, Vonn Bell has evolved into a solid all-around defensive back, and a key cog in one of the NFL's young and rapidly improving defense.Saints with 3rd best under-25 talent in the NFL When you add in the likes of Drew Brees and Benjamin Watson, the average age of the New Orleans Saints feels like it would be pulled to late 30s. But in reality, the Saints actually have an extremely young - and extremely talented - core of players for the future.That’s why it should come as no surprise that when ESPN ranked the talent under age 25 for each NFL team Womens Drew Brees Jersey , the Saints came in at #3 (Insider Required):This actually mirrors the ranking the Saints received in ESPN’s “future rankings” earlier this summer.Hopefully, with the additions from the 2018 NFL Draft, namely Marcus Davenport, Tre’Quan Smith, and Boston Scott, the Saints continue to add to their young core. The presence of established veterans like Cameron Jordan, Demario Davis Michael Thomas Jersey White , and Mark Ingram help bring wisdom and experience for 2018 and beyond as well.Across the NFC South, the Buccaneers came in 5th in the under-25 rankings, the Atlanta Falcons came in at 16th (after previously coming in 5th themselves last year), and the Carolina Panthers came in all the way down at 20th.