Saints address present and future needs in final seven-round mock

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Saints seventh-round pick: Elijah Higgins - Wide Receiver (Stanford)

We already touched on guys with uncertain futures (and presents) and we haven't even mentioned the curious case of Michael Thomas. With that whole snafu (for lack of a better term) what better position for the Saints to address in the last round than wide receiver, which does in fact feature a deep class.

Elijah Higgins is a big-body wide receiver at 6-feet-3-inches and 235 pounds. Make sure you read that right. Promise it isn't a typo. He would make life a lot easier for Carr, especially over the middle and/or in the red zone. Coming from a Pac-12 offense, life in the indoor Superdome turf should be grand for Higgins.

Adding another physical freak to go with Carter who they drafted earlier will have fans feeling that the sky is the limit, and with this organization being one of the more stable the last decade, you'd be justified in thinking they would be able to reach their potential.

The Saints have been able to strike gold when it comes to finding receivers in the rough, and Higgins can join that increasingly long line. Higgins joining Rashid Shaheed, Chris Olave, and (hopefully) Michael Thomas will have Carr feeling just fine going from California to Vegas to the Bayou.