The New Orleans Saints need to take advantage of the extraordinarily deep wide receiver class in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.
There aren’t many drafts in recent history where the New Orleans Saints have been trapped into drafting one position. This certainly may not be one of them either as they have multiple holes to fill on their team.
However, one position is much more of a need than the others.
The Saints need a wide receiver.
They had just one receiver in their top four receptions leader and their two young potential No. 2s were out much of 2019 with injuries. That must change and the deep receiver class could help with that.
It all starts with the numerous first-round talents declaring.
Bleacher Report is projecting there to be potentially seven receivers drafted in the first round.
Occurring in late April, history does not agree with their potential positioning of the players as just two receivers were drafted in the first round last season and seven would be an extremely high number of receivers being taken early.
That’s what makes this the quintessential draft for New Orleans.
According to B/R, Clemson superstar Tee Higgins, who draws a comparison to the Bengals’ Tyler Boyd, could be selected in the mid-to-late first round. He would be a dream selection for New Orleans.
It seems more likely that either Brandon Aiyuk and Laviska Shenault Jr. is the selection as they have the Saints as a potential suitor for both top-seven receivers. I’d be shocked to see five receivers taken in the top 24 which would mean Higgins could fall to New Orleans.
The receiving class is at least five potential superstar receivers deep. In a market that will have Amari Cooper hitting free agency in it, the need to draft a superstar may not be as high as it was last season.
The Saints need a receiver desperately while many teams have several other holes to fill. That said, expect one of those three receivers to be the Saints first-round pick.