The NOLA Saints need to draft a wide receiver in the 2022 NFL Draft and while they could certainly do so in the first round, if a starting-caliber offensive tackle is still on the board at pick No. 18, they might not be able to pass on said player.
That would push drafting a wide receiver back to at least the second round and if that’s the case, there are still plenty of talented players to be had. That’s what we’re here to discuss in this article.
Before we dive in, let’s chat about the wide receiver position, shall we?
As we’re all aware, this team has had trouble finding consistent receivers outside of Michael Thomas and when he’s been banged up over the past two years, it’s hurt them in a big way. The Saints tried the Marquez Callaway experiment last year and while Callaway is a good player, he’s not WR1 or WR2-caliber.
New Orleans cannot make the mistake of banking on Thomas to be the guy if they want their offense to improve in 2022. They need to spend at least one draft pick on a wide receiver and good wideouts can be had in the second round.
Let’s explore four options for the black and gold if they target the position in the second round of the draft.