The New Orleans Saints don’t have any viable wide receivers and it’s pulling their entire team down this season. The offense has gotten off to two straight slow starts and it’s cost them in the end, as they lost both of those games.
The Saints had plenty of opportunities to draft a wide receiver on the first two days of last year’s draft, but they waited until the seventh and final round to do so. Kawaan Baker was that pick and he’s yet to appear in a game for the black and gold this season.
If the season ended today, New Orleans would hold the 21st pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. If that’s where they end up staying, they’ll have plenty of chances to grab a game-changing wide receiver.
With the college football regular season nearly in the books, let’s take a look at the top five options for the Saints. Not all of these guys are going to be available when NOLA is on the clock, but they’re the names to watch and be monitoring as we slowly inch closer to the draft.
We’ll kick things off with a receiver who, sadly, likely hurt his draft stock due to an injury.