NATRELL JAMERSON DB
HEIGHT: 5-11 WEIGHT: 198
DRAFTED: 5th ROUND (164th OVERALL)
COLLEGE CAREER – This four-year letterman at the University of Wisconsin appeared in 47 career games with 16 starts in the defensive backfield for the Badgers from 2015-17 after playing wideout his freshman year in 2014. For his college career, he recorded 88 tackles (61 solo), 16 passes defensed, two interceptions, five tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and 38 kickoff returns for 784 yards (20.6 avg.) and a touchdown. The Ocala, Fla. native will compete for a spot on both defense and special teams as a rookie in New Orleans after opening all 14 games at safety in 2017, when he posted 51 stops, 3.5 tackles for loss, ten passes defensed and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.
2017 – Earned fourth letter, starting all 14 games at safety…Recorded 51 tackles, including 32 solo stops and 3.5 tackle for loss…Logged ten passes defensed and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown…Contributed to unit that ranked No. 2 nationally in total defense (262.1 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (13.9 points per game), No. 3 in rushing defense (98.4 ypg) and No. 1 in pass efficiency defense (96.4)…Shared Jimmy Demetral Team Most Valuable Player award with fellow senior teammates…Had a career day to open Big Ten Conference play vs. Northwestern, Sept. 30, recording two interceptions, including one returned 36 yards for a touchdown, a career-high six tackles, and a split sack…Had five tackles vs. Ohio…