New Orleans Saints: The Fourth Wide Receiver Conundrum

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May 24, 2012; Metairie, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Nick Toon (88) makes a reception during organized team activities at the team

Nick Toon #88

Nick Toon joined the Saints as the 4th round draft choice in 2012.  He had an outstanding career as a Wisconsin Badger.  He is third in his school’s receiving history with 2,447 career receiving yards/171 career receptions and fifth in his school’s touchdowns with 18.

The draft skinny on him is his size and route running ability.  He can use his body to make a play on the ball.  However, he may lack top receiver speed.  Currently, he is learning the X or split end position.

*Interesting tidbit–Toon is the son of Al Toon, a former New York Jet.

Conclusion and a Question

The competition among these players for the 4th receive spot is expected to be played out until Week One.  Roby is seen as a special teams standout, and certainly Nick Toon will be given time to develop.  This logically leaves the battle between Arrington and Morgan for the spot.  Who wins the spot?

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    Hello Gene!
    I think we’ll keep 6-WR’s again this year= Colston, Deverey, Moore, Morgan, Roby and Toon.
    Arrington has worn out his welcome and is not physical, nor big enough to knock DB’s off the line of scrimmage.
    Be cool big daddy!

  • RobFerrara

    Roby is not in the mix at WR other than as an emergency.  His place will be on special teams.  Toon will be on the roster as a fourth or fifth WR because there’s no way they could get him through waivers on to the practice squad.  That leaves Morgan and Arrington to fight for the last WR position.  Morgan can still go to the practice squad but not Arrington.  Conceivable the Saints could end up keeping all of them.