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Saints: Top 5 WR prospects as the 2021 draft closes in

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Terrace Marshall Jr. #6 of the LSU Tigers celebrates scoring a 29-yard receiving touchdown during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 09: Terrace Marshall Jr. #6 of the LSU Tigers celebrates scoring a 29-yard receiving touchdown during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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The Saints re-directed from taking a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft with another loaded draft class. There ended up being seven receivers taken in the first 35 picks including Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins, Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs, Brandon Aiyuk, and Michael Pittman, Jr.

All seven of those receivers have already made their mark on the game and their teams. All of them are starters, and most of them have already begun to shine. The Saints shouldn’t make the same mistake twice and lose out on another receiver.

As the NFL Draft closes in, the New Orleans Saints should be leaning toward a wide receiver from one of these top five candidates.

With this draft class being just as loaded, the Saints need to pursue one of them in the upcoming draft. They should be putting forth an effort to surround Jameis Winston with as many possible playmakers and targets as they can.

Because of that, the Saints should take one of these five receivers. Outside of Jaylen Waddle, DeVonta Smith, and Jamarr Chase, these five guys will be the next receivers taken. The Saints should choose from the best available at No. 28.

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