How the Saints can address their receiving corps to help Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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Marvin Hall

Now, we’re really digging deeper into the players who haven’t ever been full-time starters!

For his four-year career, Marvin Hall has started a grand total of six games, and all of them came this season. Thus, he doesn’t exactly have a strong sample size of production.

However, the 27-year-old’s overall efficiency cannot be overlooked. He has averaged 20.9 yards/reception, 10.9 yards/target, which shows how productive his targets can be. How does he do this?

Well, as his 27.6 (!) average depth of target from 2019 would show, his route tree is condensed to one area: go balls.

Sean Payton has always appreciated having defined roles for his receivers, and has never shied away from players who have a limited route tree. Thus, he may appreciate what Hall brings to the table, whereas others would see it as a non-starter.

In 2019, he thrived with Matthew Stafford at quarterback, who embraced a much more fearless play style and constantly took shots down the field. That defines Winston to a tee, and I believe the fit would be very strong.

As for the Saints? Any player who likely would cost the veteran minimum and provides positive value to them should be a fit right now.