Saints Draft: 3 reasons why Chris Olave is a perfect fit

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Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints
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The New Orleans Saints got a wide receiver named Chris Olave with the 11th overall pick. What can he bring to the black and gold? 

The New Orleans Saints were not looking to play games in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, and proved that by trading five spots to pick 11th to select Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave with their first pick.

Olave is one of the most gifted wide receivers in this year’s draft class, and he seems to be a perfect fit for New Orleans.

Olave has been linked to the black and gold since the offseason began, and it’s a relief to have added a receiver as talented as him to the roster. Moving up to secure Olave raised speculation that the pick may go elsewhere like safety or quarterback, but it was simply the Saints being sure that they could go get their guy.

The Saints clearly love Chris Olave, and his welcome to Who Dat Nation has been very warm thus far too. Let’s take a look at three reasons why this is a home run draft pick for the New Orleans Saints.