6 low-key options for New Orleans Saints that are flying under the radar in the draft

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Saints low-key option No. 1: Puka Nacua, WR, BYU

Last season, the Saints added Chris Olave, who looks the part of a No. 1 wideout in the NFL. They're hopeful he will have Michael Thomas across from him this season but they can't count on the former Ohio State product considering how much time he's missed lately due to injuries.

Instead, they should look for another boundary wideout who can win with size the way Thomas does. That's exactly what BYU product Puka Nacua does as pointed out by Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network.

"Nacua is a well-built perimeter wide receiver with the ball skills and physicality to win down the field with consistency. Nacua has a high level of bounce to his frame as well and went vertical to attack several targets above the rim throughout the course of his film study. It is easy to be impressed with how he pairs his vertical receiving skill set with complementary pieces of the position as well—he is super physical both as a short target with YAC opportunities and as a blocker on the boundary."

Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

A Washington transfer, Nakua is 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds and knows how to use his frame to block out defenders. He wound up with 91 receptions for 1,430 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons for the Cougars.

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He's not generating much buzz at all but could develop into a No. 2 or No. 3 wideout — and a team such as the Saints could add him later in the draft, allowing them to focus on other needs first.