3 New Orleans Saints who might get demoted after 2022 NFL Draft

Leigh Oleszczak
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marquez Callaway (1) - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marquez Callaway (1) - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /
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Marquez Callaway, New Orleans Saints
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1. Marquez Callaway

With the Saints jumping up to the No. 11 pick to nab Ohio State’s Chris Olave, Marquez Callaway went from being a starting option to now being relegated to backup duties. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but fans probably feel for Callaway a little but considering he went from undrafted to starting receiver in a little over a year and did well in the situation.

I’ve said this many times in the past but Callaway was put into an impossible situation last year. He wasn’t supposed to be the WR1 but after Michael Thomas wound up missing the entire season and the team had failed to add any other true talent in the offseason at wide receiver, Callaway was thrust into the line of duty.

He ended up doing pretty well considering he went undrafted the year before too, finishing with 46 catches for 698 yards and six touchdowns. Callaway led the team in receiving yards.

Despite being dealt a tough hand last year, Callaway delivered. With Olave’s arrival, however, Callaway can play a position that he should excel at, which is a reserve receiver. If Thomas misses time throughout the course of the season, Callaway will step in and should be able to help the offense along with Olave and Tre’Quan Smith.

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These three Saints probably weren’t elated when the team made certain moves because it meant that they’re in jeopardy of being demoted before the season begins.

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