Saints connected to wide receiver in CBS Sports mock draft

Treylon Burks - Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
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The New Orleans Saints have a wide receiver problem and have for quite some time. That’s why it’s not shocking to see them taking a receiver in most mock drafts floating around on the inter webs.

In a recent mock draft from CBS Sports, the Saints — who had the No. 17 pick — went with Treylon Burks out of Arkansas.

Chris Trapasso, who put the mock draft together, had this to say:

"Love this pairing. Burks is the big-body type who can thrive in Sean Payton’s offense. He’d flourish as a big slot in the NFL."

Yeah, this would be a fun selection for New Orleans and it’d give fans a player to be excited about, as Burks is a lot of fun to watch. The Razorback receiver currently has 22 receptions for 383 yards and two touchdowns in five games with the new-look Arkansas squad.

Saints draft Treylon Burks in a recent mock draft

Burks is coming off a year in which he grabbed 51 passes for 820 yards and seven touchdowns through nine games. He’d be an immediate force in this Saints offense and this is a team that desperately needs an upgrade at wide receiver. Heck, they desperately needed it this past offseason but failed to address it until the final round of the draft.

As of now, the best receivers on NOLA’s roster are Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris, both of whom went undrafted but are now the starting duo for an NFL team. Wild, right?

That’s why the Saints can’t keep ignoring the position. Receiver might not be as important as quarterback but not giving a signal-caller proper weapons can be detrimental to any offense. We’ve seen the NOLA offense struggle quite often in these first four games and adding a receiver in the first round could help with that.

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Burks is someone who Saints fans should definitely be keeping an eye on for the rest of the college football season because he could make a huge splash in this offensive scheme.