Safety Malcolm Jenkins has become the New Orleans Saints'  best defensive player. Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Malcom Jenkins #27 of the New Orleans Saints runs onto the field before playing the St. Louis Rams at the Louisiana Superdome on December 12, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

The best defensive player on the New Orleans Saints' roster isn't Jonathan Vilma or Will Smith or Jabari Greer. It's not Super Bowl hero Tracy Porter or All-Pro Darren Sharper.

The Saints' best defender is Malcolm Jenkins. And right now, it's not even close.