Number Three: Wide Receiver
The New Orleans Saints did at least make an effort to address arguably the most-needed position on the team, the wide receiver position, but I still don’t feel they made enough moves to set the squad up for future success.
The Saints brought in veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to pair up alongside NFL Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas as the blockbuster move of the offseason.
Although the Saints brought in a great receiver in Sanders, they did very little to help add depth beyond Thomas and Sanders.
The team cut ties with veteran receiver Ted Ginn Jr. who eventually signed with the Chicago Bears. They also let Keith Kirkwood walk this offseason as he signed a deal with the Carolina Panthers, teaming up with Teddy Bridgewater.
Aside from Sanders, the Saints didn’t really bring in much talent to the receiving corps. They brought back TommyLee Lewis to compete for a roster spot. They also signed Maurice Harris to a futures deal to also compete for a spot on the roster.
Rookie undrafted free agents Marquez Callaway and Juwan Johnson could make the squad with a strong pre-season this year. Overall the Saints looked to make moves, but they certainly could have done better.