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2017 New Orleans Saints: 5 Players to keep an eye on

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 26: Coby Fleener #82 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball over C.J. Goodwin #29 of the Atlanta Falcons and Ricardo Allen #37 during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 26: Coby Fleener #82 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball over C.J. Goodwin #29 of the Atlanta Falcons and Ricardo Allen #37 during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Coby Fleener – Tight End

NEW ORLEANS, LA – SEPTEMBER 26: Coby Fleener #82 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball. Over C.J. Goodwin #29 of the Atlanta Falcons and Ricardo Allen #37. During the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – SEPTEMBER 26: Coby Fleener #82 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball. Over C.J. Goodwin #29 of the Atlanta Falcons and Ricardo Allen #37. During the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

It wouldn’t surprise me to see the offensive weapon TE Coby Fleener breakout in 2017.

Despite giving Saints fans headaches last season, Coby Flenner is a reliable option that could be utilized more, therefore having a bigger impact,  in 2017. Last season, TE Coby Fleener caught 50 passes for 631 yards and 3 touchdowns. Despite having moments where he struggled, Fleener still managed to be a reliable option for the New Orleans Saints at times.

In his second season, obviously, Fleener should be more acclimated with the offense, essentially giving the Saints a threatening tight end down the field as the team pleases. Similar to what happened with the Indianapolis Colts, Fleener will have to become adjusted to this new system, and when he does, watch out folks.

Saints fans should keep an eye on Coby Fleener because he’ll be more acquitted to this offense in year 2 with the team. 

Sure things didn’t exactly go as planned for Coby Fleener in 2016. But as people always say, “there’s always next season”. And that motto absolutely applies in this situation. I’m sure with a little more patience, and practice Coby Fleener will be the reliable threat that former tight ends such as TE Jimmy Graham, and TE Benjamin Watson was for the Saints.

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