NOLA Saints continue to be linked to potential D.K. Metcalf trade

Leigh Oleszczak
D.K. Metcalf - Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
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The NOLA Saints need help at wide receiver and D.K. Metcalf would give them the help they so desperately need. Could the black and gold trade for the Seahawks receiver? 

The wide receiver position has not been a good one for the New Orleans Saints in recent years and they have to right that ship this offseason. Whether it’s drafting a wide receiver (which would be ideal, considering the team now has two first-round picks) or trading for one, the Saints have to add help at the position if they want their offense to improve this year.

Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report put together a list of five trades that NFL teams need to get done before the 2022 NFL Draft. Wharton had the Seahawks trading Metcalf to the Saints on his list.

Here’s what Wharton had to say:

"New Orleans, after acquiring a second first-round pick from the Eagles, is a perfect landing spot for Metcalf. The Saints need another proven pass-catcher to pair with Michael Thomas, given the uncertainty his injuries over the past two years have created."

Wharton has the team parting ways with the 19th overall pick, 120th overall pick, and a 2023 second-rounder, which I don’t think the Seahawks would accept in all honesty.

D.K. Metcalf continues to be an option for NOLA Saints

Yes, Metcalf would make the Saints’ offense better but why give up all of those draft picks when they can just select a receiver with one of those two first-round picks? Metcalf is more of a guarantee to work in New Orleans and I get that but this wide receiver class has plenty of talent and the Saints can’t really go wrong with any of those first-round options.

Adding help at wide receiver is priority No. 1 for the Saints this offseason and if Metcalf is someone they want to add, then fans wouldn’t complain. Drafting someone would be my choice but at least if they added Metcalf, they’d have a near-guarantee productive receiver and that’s what this offense needs moving forward.

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