Ranking the New Orleans Saints top five offseason needs
Number One: WR
The most obvious and glaring need for the New Orleans Saints heading into the 2020 offseason is wide receiver. The Saints secured the 2019 NFL Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas by signing him to a five-year, $100 million contract this past fall.
The Saints need to build their receiving corps around Thomas and get him some help. In 2019, wide receivers aside from Michael Thomas had a combined 54 receptions.
Injuries, age, and inexperience plagued the Saints’ receiving corps last season as Ted Ginn (34), managed just 30 receptions and two touchdowns as the Saints’ primary number two receiver. The Saints have three receivers hitting the free-agent market this year as well.
Austin Carr, Keith Kirkwood, and Ted Ginn are all free agents and could land elsewhere.
Those guys aren’t too difficult to replace considering how they had a combined 30 receptions all of 2019. The Saints could utilize free agency to acquire some talent at the position but the NFL Draft is loaded with receiving stars as well.
With the 24th overall pick being held by the Saints, they can likely get a guy like Justin Jefferson or Brandon Aiyuk to fall to them. Both guys would make a huge difference on the team and could potentially completely change the culture in New Orleans.