3 wide receivers the New Orleans Saints should consider drafting

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The NFC South-reigning New Orleans Saints desperately need help at wide receiver, and here are three solid options they could select.

There’s no doubt that the New Orleans Saints will need to help Drew Brees out with additional weapons on the edge this coming season. Michael Thomas is the NFL’s best wide receiver, but he cannot continue to carry the bulk of the load.

That said, let’s dive into three players that the Saints could look into with the No. 24 pick.

Number One: Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State

Brandon Aiyuk is a 5-foot-11, 205-pound wide receiver who played his college ball for the Arizona State Sun Devils.

Aiyuk, who is known for his playmaking ability, proved that he can be productive anywhere on the field in his two years at Arizona State. Aiyuk totaled 98 receptions, 1,666 yards, and 11 touchdowns while maintaining an average of 17.0 yards per reception in his career.

Aiyuk also had 29 kick returns for 785 yards with an average of 27.1 yards per return, showing some versatility in his game. Not only did Aiyuk dominate in the kick return game, but he also  lit it up with his punt returns, returning the ball 25 times for 293 yards and a touchdown.

For just two seasons at Arizona State, those numbers are incredible. Many analysts, scouts, and coaches believe that Aiyuk is on the same level of N’Keal Harry, a first-round pick from a year ago.

Aiyuk is rapidly rising up draft boards and is primed to be a first-round pick. If the Saints draft Aiyuk, they’ll certainly boost their receiving corp immediately. Aiyuk on an offense with Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook, and Michael Thomas would be lethal.

Don’t be surprised if Brandon Aiyuk gets his name called by the Saints with the 24th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.