New Orleans Saints Draft Analysis: Top 3 deepest positions
Lastly, this draft is extremely deep on the edge, another area the Saints could use help in.
Receivers from Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State will mix in with a group from lesser-known programs to great multiple potential first-round picks. Jerry Jeudy is the most well-known receiver and is expected to be a top-ten pick.
However, Jalen Reagor, Tee Higgins, and several others will be making their way to the lower ends of the first round. Let’s just say that if they’re there, the Saints must make a move for them regardless of the other talent still undrafted.
Here’s a breakdown of the reasonable top receivers.
Jalen Reagor, TCU
Reagor is an electric pass catcher with turbo acceleration and surprising high-point skills whose production dropped in 2019 but he displayed good high-point timing and concentration to reel balls in. But the context for Reagor’s statistical setback is important: As a team. (The Ringer)
Laviska Shenault, Colorado
“Laviska Shenault drew rave reviews during spring practices preceding the 2018 campaign, and he didn’t disappoint. The 6-foot-2 playmaker was college football’s best receiver as a mere sophomore (at least prior to his injury.)” (Walter Football)
Tee Higgins, Clemson
“Higgins’ best ability is his ball-skills; good leaping ability, a good hands-catcher, and a huge catch radius making him an instant Red Zone threat in the NFL. Further, Higgins isn’t afraid to use his catch radius over the middle working out of the slot.” (Drafttek)
Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
“Aiyuk does have some ‘niche’ tendencies, but the areas he does excel in represents strong value to a franchise. Aiyuk can contribute right away from the slot with manufactured touches and vertical shots while serving as the primary return guy while he looks to become a more complete wide receiver.” (Draft Network)