CBS Sports said this late-round pick was the Saints' best selection in 2024 draft

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The New Orleans Saints put together a solid draft in 2024, or at least that's what the draft pundits are saying. The Saints kicked their draft off by selecting Taliese Fuaga 14th overall and ended it with a seventh-round selection of Josiah Ezirim.

In between those two picks came Pete Prisco of CBS Sports' favorite pick of New Orleans' entire draft. The award for best Saints pick goes to Bub Means, a wide receiver who NOLA nabbed in the fifth round.

"Best Pick: Fifth-round receiver Bub Means is a long receiver who can run. With a little polish in terms of his route running, Means can become a nice addition to their offense when it comes to the deep ball. "

Pete Prisco

Bub Means wins the award for best Saints draft pick

Means is familiar with Louisiana, as he played college ball at Louisiana Tech in 2020 and 2021 before transferring to Pittsburgh for the final two years of his college career. He had a respectable 2023 campaign at Pitt, hauling in 41 receptions for 721 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.

Means has a good shot to get some meaningful snaps in New Orleans even if he doesn't win a starting role. The team has Chris Olave, A.T. Perry, and Rashid Shaheed as the starters as of now and then Means, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Cedrick Wilson Jr. as backup options with rookie Jermaine Jackson sprinkled in there as well (though he'll likely serve as more of a return specialist).

We'll see if Bub Means ends up living up to the hype that Prisco has for him. If the Saints manage to find a talented wide receiver in the fifth round of the draft, that's a massive win for them.