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

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Taywan Taylor

Speaking of receivers who may just need an opportunity, Taywan Taylor would appear to fit that bill tremendously.

After a very productive college career at Western Kentucky, the 26-year-old was selected in the third round by the Titans in 2017, and appeared to be a player on the rise after posting 35.8 yards/game as a part-time player in his second season.

However, he was traded to the Browns after that, and has since been targeted just two times over the past two seasons.

Frankly, I don’t know how Taylor has fallen so far out of favor. He had the college pedigree based on his numbers there, was drafted in the third round, and made the most of his opportunities. Furthermore, his 13.1 average depth of target shows that he was asked to run his routes down the field, something that NFL teams should be looking for in their receivers.

Based on his overall profile, Taylor likely will settle for a minimum contract, and the Saints likely would appeal to him based on the opportunity he could be given. His versatility to work in the slot or down the field is intriguing, and he was tremendously productive after the catch both in college and thus far in the NFL.

If the Saints are looking for getting as strong of a value as there is, he is someone that should appeal to them.