New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins had a breakout season, last year, and there's no reason to expect that he shouldn't continue to improve. John DeShazier, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Malcolm Jenkins #27 of the New Orleans Saints tackles Jordan Shipley #11 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL game at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Saints won 34-30.

Here's hoping the NFL lockout doesn't stunt the growth of Malcolm Jenkins, because you get the feeling we might be on the verge of seeing something really special in the New Orleans Saints' free safety.

The best guess is that it won't, and the Saints' third-year safety will continue his climb. The safe assumption is that Jenkins will handle the current lack of contact with coaches and banishment from the team's training facility as smoothly as he handled moving from cornerback to safety, as seamlessly as he transitioned from being a key backup to a full-time starter.