New Orleans Saints’ GM has stated that he isn’t interested in pursuing a wide receiver in the upcoming draft immediately.
This could stem from Loomis having faith in the core that he has already assembled or that he is more concerned with the pressing issues in the team’s secondary that were exposed last season. Either way, the New Orleans Saints must address wide receiver soon.
The issue still stands that Michael Thomas can’t do it all. He caught 40 percent of Brees’ passes last year, and having another reliable receiving option at number two would make the team even more threatening.
Ted Ginn isn’t getting any younger or faster, and TreQuan Smith showed some signs of improvement. However, neither of these two have provided the kind of results that are convincing evidence that they should be the consistent second option for the team in the passing game.
Jared Cook clicked with the system near the end of the season, but a tight end can’t quite do what a receiver can.
The Saints need a fast, big body with some reliable hands. Adding some serious speed and big-play potential to the slot position could potentially help the team to create a Chiefs-like offensive style with speed and a gunslinger at quarterback.
With a loaded draft class coming up, let’s break down five potential wide receiver options that the Saints could pursue with their 24th pick in the 2020 draft.