Darius Slay gives high praise to Saints receiver Chris Olave

Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints
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The Pro Bowl corner had nothing but praise for the young New Orleans Saints wideout entering his sophomore season, to the point where it may even be surprising.

When speaking on his "Big Play Slay" podcast courtesy of The Volume, Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay ranked the top five wie receivers he faced during the 2022 season, and wouldn't you know it, the New Orleans Saints appeared on the list, and it gives even more reason for Saints fans to be excited.

Coming in at the number five slot on Slay's list was none other than Chris Olave. When speaking of Olave, Slay said that:

"At number five, he's a ROOKIE man! Chris Olave from the Saints. He's real good man an has a bright future man, that's my boy at number five."

Darius Slay

Given some of the wide receivers that Slay has faced in his own division as a member of the Eagles, and the quality of player of Slay is in his own right, that's certainly nothing to sneeze at. When the two teams faced off in week 17, Olave had four catches for 42 yards, but his catches were timely. He helped propel the Saints to a 20-10 upset win in the City of Brotherly Love, even if the Eagles were starting Gardner Minshew at quarterback.

For those keeping score at home, the rest of Slay's list featured Dionte Johnson of the Pittsburgh Steelers at number four, two NFC East rivals with the Dallas Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb and Washington Commanders' Terry McLaurin checking in at three and two respectively. At number one was Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings, which shouldn't come as a surprise to many.

All in all, Chris Olave has a great career ahead of him if he stays on this trajectory. Darius Slay giving him his flowers is just extra validation that New Orleans Saints fans have every right to be excited for the future, especially when there should be a quarterback upgrade slinging the rock to their young stud wide receiver soon.

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