3 Saints we’d like to see more from in Week 2 of preseason

Leigh Oleszczak
New Orleans Saints running back Abram Smith - Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints running back Abram Smith - Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New Orleans Saints are preparing for their second preseason game on Friday. Which players would fans like to see more of when the black and gold take the field against the Packers? 

When the dust settled from the New Orleans Saints‘ first preseason game, we learned a little bit more about the 2022 squad. The good guys lost 17-13 but the bigger names (a lot of the starters sat out) played just one offensive series and scored a touchdown, which was promising.

During that game, however, we didn’t get to see too much from these guys. Hopefully that changes on Friday.

Here are three Saints players that fans want to see more from during Friday’s game against Green Bay.

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Chris Olave

The first-round rookie out of Ohio State only had one pass sent his way. He caught that lone pass and it went for a four-yard gain but fans were bummed that that was all they got to see from Olave in his first-ever glimpse of NFL action. The Saints might not have put Olave out there much simply because he’ll be a starter when the season gets underway but it’d be nice to see more from the Buckeye receiver.

Abram Smith

The leader in rushing yards on Saturday night’s loss to the Texans was the Baylor UDFA, who ended the night with seven carries for 30 yards. Smith also racked up one catch for 12 yards. Sadly, what we’ll be remembered for in that game was fumbling and the Texans recovering.

With the RB3 position battle heating up, fans are hoping to see more from Smith in what looks to be a highly-competitive battle. Dwayne Washington, Tony Jones Jr., and Devine Ozigbo will eat into Smith’s playing time but it’d be nice to get more film on the Baylor product.

Justin Evans

This one might be surprising but I liked what I saw from Evans in the first preseason game and hope to see more from him. Evans was a second-round pick by the Buccaneers back in 2017 but struggled with injuries and hasn’t played in an actual NFL game since 2018. He had two tackles and an interception during the game against the Texans.

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While the New Orleans Saints have to make sure everyone gets onto the field at some point, it’d be nice to see more of these guys and what they can bring to the team in 2022.

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