5 potential replacements for Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith in 2022

Tre'Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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2. Drake London

Let’s stay with potential draft options for the Saints. USC’s Drake London might be coming off an injury during his final season with the Trojans, but he’d be an incredible addition to the wide receiver corps.

In 2021, London appeared in eight games and racked up 88 receptions for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. London might be someone the Saints have to spend a first-round pick on but the injury could cause him to drop to round two. If he does, New Orleans shouldn’t hesitate to scoop him up.

There are six potential receivers that I’d like to see New Orleans land in either round one or two and London is at the top of that list. He’d give whoever is quarterbacking the offense in 2022 a major weapon, which is something Smith wasn’t during his time in the Big Easy.

1. Chris Olave

In a perfect world, I’d like to see Garrett Wilson in a Saints uniform in 2022 and beyond but unfortunately, he’s probably going to be off the board by the time NOLA makes their first-round pick.

Chris Olave, Wilson’s teammate at Ohio State, should still be available when the Saints are on the clock in round one and he’d certainly enhance the offense. Olave finished the 2021 season with 65 receptions for 936 yards and an astounding 13 touchdowns. That kind of production would easily make him the best receiver in New Orleans.

Olave is definitely someone who could be WR2, or even WR1. He’d be the best possible replacement for Tre’Quan Smith if the Saints move on from him this offseason.

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