This wide receiver prospect has a skill set that is made for the Saints offense

The New Orleans Saints will have several talented receivers to choose from in the 2024 NFL Draft, but there’s one prospect that’s a great fit for the offense.
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The New Orleans Saints need to find a talented wide receiver in the 2024 NFL Draft. Fortunately for New Orleans, the wide receiver draft class is deep. That’s especially great for the Saints because that will allow the team to select an offensive tackle in the first round at No. 14 and still be able to get a quality receiver in the second round at No. 45.

Once New Orleans is on the clock at 45, there will still likely be several receivers that the team must choose from. While all the available guys will have upside, the Saints have to figure out which receiver works best for them. Derrik Klassen of Bleacher Report believes he already knows the answer to that question.

In a recent piece, looking at the biggest strengths and best team fits for the top receiver prospects, Klassen made the argument that the Saints are one of the ideal landing spots for Western Kentucky wide receiver Malachi Corley.

Saints named best fit for receiver Malachi Corley

Malachi Corley is a 5-foot-11, 215-pound weapon that is a running back at receiver. Of course, that means his biggest strength is YAC, otherwise known as yards after catch. As Klassen put it, “He's not yet a polished, expansive route-runner, but my word can he bring the pain with the ball in his hands. He's an explosive, violent ball-carrier with the natural vision and balance to squeeze out extra yards in any scenario.”

Naturally, Corley is often compared to Deebo Samuel. That’s why it makes sense that the three potential fits listed for him were the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, and the New Orleans Saints. The 49ers currently have Samuel, and the other two teams have coaches that were recently with San Francisco— Mike McDaniel, Miami’s head coach, and Klint Kubiak, New Orleans’ offensive coordinator.

Corley would certainly be a fun weapon to add in New Orleans. The Saints will be able to utilize him as a receiver and as gadget player, giving Kubiak several versatile guys to draw things up for.