Top 5 players the New Orleans Saints should completely avoid in 2023 NFL Draft

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Saints prospect to avoid No. 4: Tank Dell, WR, Houston

It's easy to see why some people have fallen for Nathaniel "Tank" Dell. The Houston wideout was electric over the past two seasons, racking up 199 receptions for 2,727 yards with 17 touchdowns. However, there are also a couple of reasons for concern when it comes to using a draft pick on Dell.

One is his size — or lack thereof. Dell, who was listed at 5-foot-10 and 155 pounds at Houston, came into the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis at 165 pounds but measured just 5-foot-8. It was also clear that he beefed up some to hit that weight as he ran a 4.49 in the 40-yard dash. That's far from slow but he played much faster than this with the Cougars, and it could be the added weight that slowed him down.

The second major issue is his age. Dell, who had to take the JuCo route is 23 and will turn 24 during the season. In the past, older wideouts have had some issues developing at the next level and with Dell's size and limited catch radius, that could be a real problem.

New Orleans can use some help at wide receiver, especially with cotinual durability concerns surrounding Michael Thomas. But Dell isn't the player they should be keeping their eyes on.