1 wide receiver the Saints can target in each round of 2022 NFL Draft

Leigh Oleszczak
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Round 5: Romeo Doubs (Nevada)

In the fifth round, Romeo Doubs should be on NOLA’s radar. The Wolfpack wide receiver had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Nevada and could be a nice Day 3 addition to the New Orleans offense.

This past year was Doubs’ best, as he finished with 80 catches for 1,109 yards while finding the end zone 11 times. He proved with his average of 13.9 yards per catch that he can make it count when the pigskin is in his hands and it’d be awesome to see him in the black and gold catching passes from Jameis Winston.

Round 6: Eric Ezukanma (Texas Tech)

By the time the sixth round rolls around, the wide receivers still on the board obviously won’t make the same kind of impact that the higher picks would but they add depth and that’s still important. Eric Ezukanma probably won’t be a top threat in the NFL but he’s shown that he could be a solid depth piece.

During his final season at Texas Tech, Ezukanma racked up 48 receptions for 705 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 14.7 yards per catch. He’d be utilized as more of a WR4/5 in New Orleans but as we saw last year, sometimes those players will play a big part in games.

Round 7: Jerreth Sterns (Western Kentucky)

The Saints drafted a wide receiver in the seventh round last year but unfortunately, that was the only wideout they selected and he didn’t do much as a rookie. Jerreth Sterns, however, could be someone who could shock the world, even as a seventh-round pick.

Sterns had a sensational season in 2021, grabbing an absurd 150 receptions for 1,902 yards and 17 touchdowns through 14 games. Sterns and Bailey Zappe are both entering the 2022 NFL Draft and it could be a smart move for the Saints to add both players on the off chance that they see a future with Zappe as their starting quarterback.

Sterns might end up not doing much in the NFL but he also could surprise a lot of people and be an incredible weapon in the Big Easy.

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