New Orleans Saints need to address wide receiver in the third round

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints have pressing needs heading into the 2020 offseason, and one of them is quality second-string wide receiver.

They should elect to solve that issue with their third-round pick. Why’s that? Well, the New Orleans Saints are not in dire need of a star receiver. They need another star corner or a quality guard.

Michael Thomas can carry the show offensively. Put in a healthy and fully driven Alvin Kamara, and the Saints should be as good as any team on the offensive side of the ball, especially with Jared Cook, making wide receiver not the biggest worry.

However, they can also supplement their cornerback need with players like Janoris Jenkins. Even their line could be improved internally. That said, the Saints really only need to take No. 24, their first-round pick, and use it to enhance what they consider their biggest need.

But, the main point is two-fold.

For starters, the Saints do not need to enhance their offensive arsenal. Yes, having a player that can consistently step in and create space like MT would be nice, but it’s far from the biggest deal.

Also, the 2020 NFL Draft is deep when it comes to receiving talent. According to, K.J. Hamler may be a second-to-third round pick. If he falls with that dynamic speed, the Saints should at least give him a look.

Hamler, Brandon Aiyuk, Tyler Johnson and K.J. Hill may all be available when the Saints get on the clock with their third-round pick. Each of them may not be stars, but the discrepancy between them and a first-round pick is far less than that at most other positions.

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That said, there’s no denying the Saints need to at least address receiver, but they need to take their time and truly consider what positions are of utmost importance to achieving the ultimate goal in 2020.