Saints Mock Draft: NOLA finds their WR and QB of the future

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With the New Orleans Saints‘ season hanging on by a thread, it’s time we shift our attention to the draft. In this seven-round mock draft, NOLA not only finds its wide receiver of the future, but manages to find their quarterback of the future as well.

If the first two rounds played out in the way that this mock draft did, fans would be elated. This mock draft was conducted on Pro Football Network‘s draft simulator, which is a must-use tool for every draft nerd out there.

Let’s get to the mock draft and see who joins the Saints.

. Wide Receiver. Buckeyes . Chris Olave. 11. player. 812

Round 1: Pick 11 – Chris Olave, WR (Ohio State)

It feels like a sure thing at this point that the Saints are either going with a wide receiver or a quarterback in the first round. Had Matt Corral been on the board when the Saints were drafting, I’d have considered taking him but he went three picks earlier to the Falcons… Ugh.

With no other quarterbacks worth taking No. 11 overall, New Orleans elected to go with a wide receiver and the best on the board was Chris Olave out of Ohio State. Garrett Wilson wasn’t available at this point, so Olave was far and away the best option available.

Through 11 games this season, Olave has totaled 65 receptions for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns. There’s no doubt that he’d be the WR1/2 that the Saints need alongside Michael Thomas and fans would have no issues with this selection.