The New Orleans Saints wide receiver depth chart changed drastically following the draft, as the team added Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry in these past few weeks. Let’s take a look at the entire WR depth chart.
When I did these depth chart previews ahead of the draft, wide receiver was a position that definitely needed some help. The starting unit at that point was Michael Thomas, Marquez Callaway, and Tre’Quan Smith, which wasn’t a menacing lineup at all.
Fast forward to present day and Callaway and Smith are no longer going to be starters due to the additions of Chris Olave in the draft and Jarvis Landry in free agency.
This position has shifted the most thanks to those two joining the black and gold but how does the rest of the WR position look now that those two are going to be in New Orleans this year?
Let’s check out the WR depth chart and give some predictions as to how things might play out.
Starters: Michael Thomas, Chris Olave, Jarvis Landry
No surprises here.
Michael Thomas missed all of last year and wasn’t healthy in 2020 but the Saints are thrilled to have him back. He’ll face less pressure now that Olave and Landry are joining him.
NOLA traded up five picks to nab Olave and he’ll be in a great situation. Jameis Winston will love having this guy to throw bombs to down the field and as Olave proved at Ohio State, he’s a red-zone machine.
Landry was a late offseason addition but hey, who cares when he joined? All that matters is that he’s a member of the Saints’ offense and both sides can benefit from having him aboard.