Obviously, the word ‘desire’ could mean a multitude of different things for the organization, but in this circumstance I have it meaning two different things.
The first is that the Saints desired a complimentary weapon in the wide receiver room that could be a nice feature to go with the 2019 NFC Offensive Player of the Year, Michael Thomas. Olave instantly gives the Saints the deep threat they were looking for, while using more than just speed to his advantage.
The addition of Olave also makes the Saints a more desirable free agent destination, and there are plenty of talented free agents still on the market that NOLA could look at.
NOLA could still look to bring in a guy like Jarvis Landry to compliment Olave and Michael Thomas, especially since Saints offenses of the past love to utilize three wide receiver sets. Olave could also make the Saints more desirable to the opposite side of the ball in guys like Tyrann Mathieu, Joe Schobert, or Ndamukong Suh.
The black and gold are also very focused on the future of the franchise and adding yet another high-profile player from one of the best programs in college football certainly help build an inside scoop on the next cream of the crop.
If Winston doesn’t work out, exploring an option like Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud could be on the table and he would likely welcome being drafted by the Saints due to the Ohio State roots that are already in place.