5 receivers the Saints should target in free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft

The New Orleans Saints desperately need to build their receiver group, so here are five receiving options to pursue through free agency and the 2024 NFL Draft.

Oct 1, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) warms up
Oct 1, 2023; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) warms up / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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. . WR. 56. TB. Last: Cincinnati Bengals (2016-24). Exp: 8 seasons. Tyler Boyd. player. Tyler Boyd

Tyler Boyd, who stands at 6-foot-2 and over 200 pounds, would be a perfect bridge replacement for Michael Thomas. He made his bread and butter for years in Cincinnati as a technician from the slot, and the Saints could look to capitalize on Boyd's "down" year — 667 yards and two touchdowns while being the third option — and get him at an affordable price tag.

Another big reason the Saints should pursue Boyd is his demeanor: he carries himself like a pro. Rumors swirled over the last two seasons about feuds between Thomas and the Saints' coaching staff, as well as a misdemeanor charge that was just dropped. Boyd has had none of that. In fact, the worst thing he's been tied to is marijuana seven years ago, and it's decriminalized in the state of Louisiana now. Boyd would be a great addition not only for his work on the field but also for his steady leadership in the locker room.

Honorable mentions:

  • Hunter Renfrow — Could take on the vacant slot role: Last with the Las Vegas Raiders
  • D.J. Chark — LSU wide receiver alum; Last with the Carolina Panthers