4 wide receivers the NOLA Saints could draft in the second round

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4. Christian Watson

Hailing from North Dakota State, Christian Watson could provide the Saints with a speedy wide receiver able to take the tops off of defenses.

In 2021, Watson finished his senior season with 43 receptions for 801 yards and seven touchdowns while also rushing for 114 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 20.4 yards per catch, proving that when the football is in his hands, he’s making the most of it.

Another aspect of Watson’s game that makes him appealing is that he can line up outside or in the slot, meaning the Saints could move him around on their offense. He’s someone who should be available in the second round of the draft and could make a lot of sense in New Orleans.

3. John Metchie III

It’s not surprising to see an Alabama wideout listed as a top prospect in the NFL Draft but John Metchie isn’t the top Crimson Tide receiving option. As we all know, that honor belongs to Jameson Williams, who is a potential first-round candidate for the Saints.

If the Saints either miss out on Williams or simply choose to go with an offensive tackle, they could end up going with his Alabama teammate in the following round.

Metchie had a monster season in Tuscaloosa this past year, catching a whopping 96 receptions for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 11.9 yards per reception. The season prior he had 55 receptions for 916 yards and six trips into the end zone. He’s incredible and can change the look of the Saints’ offense.

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