New Orleans Saints: 5 starting position battles to watch out for
Wide Receiver – Tre’Quan Smith and Krishawn Hogan
The wide receiver position was one of the biggest question marks going into the offseason. Michael Thomas is virtually the only receiver to be of any significance for the New Orleans Saints last season.
That wouldn’t be as bad if you were talking about a 3-13 team, but the Saints were Super Bowl contenders going into the playoffs. Over the offseason, they got rid of Ted Ginn and Keith Kirkwood and added Emmanuel Sanders.
Sanders slid into the No. 2 receiver spot which is going to leave the No. 3 starting spot for the receivers up for jeopardy. Tre’Quan Smith had a shot at the No. 2 position last year and failed miserably at it.
This year, look for Krishawn Hogan or Deonte Harris to try and jump Smith for the starting slot position. That No. 3 receiver for the Saints could be deadly if the right man steps up to the job, and I think that will be Hogan this year.