Chris Olave names his wide receiver Mount Rushmore, with one surprising omission

New Orleans Saints receiver Chris Olave recently listed four legends on his wide receiver Mount Rushmore, but notably left a name off.
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New Orleans Saints receiver Chris Olave is one of the best young wideouts in the NFL. Olave has been out in Las Vegas for Super Bowl week, making his way around radio row. He recently sat down with FanSided’s Stacking The Box, and got into a discussion about his personal Mount Rushmore of receivers.

Olave didn’t need much time to think, quickly naming Randy Moss, Antonio Brown, DeSean Jackson, and DeAndre Hopkins. Notably missing was Jerry Rice, who many consider the greatest wide receiver of all time. But, in Olave’s defense, he prefaced his list by saying, “I didn’t see the people back then play,” so he was only going off who he actually watched. Sorry, Jerry.

Chris Olave leaves Jerry Rice off his NFL receivers Mount Rushmore

The other big surprise of Olave’s list was the inclusion of DeSean Jackson. While he’s not a common name thrown into the wide receiver Mount Rushmore discussions, younger receivers certainly recognize his impact. Stacking The Box host Sterling Holmes noted that Olave was the second person to name Jackson. Jackson did play 15 years in the NFL, catching 641 passes for 11,263 yards and 58 touchdowns, so it’s understandable why he’s held in high regard by younger receivers.

Chris Olave, just 23 years old, has now completed two NFL seasons and has been really productive. As a rookie, he caught 72 passes for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns. This past season, he caught 87 passes for 1,123 yards and five touchdowns. Clearly the No. 1 receiver for the Saints, Olave should be able to reach even higher heights once New Orleans gets some consistency at quarterback and offensive coaching. If that happens, maybe Chris Olave will one day be a name that’s thrown into the discussion for wide receiver Mount Rushmore.

Chris Olave participated in this Super Bowl Media Week interview on behalf of Bounty.