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Im compiling a list of potential #2 Wrs for the coming free agency period after washouts like Cameron Meridith, TreQuan Smith, Dez Bryant, Ted Ginn jr, Keith KirkWood, and Emmanuel Butler haven't yet successfully filled the position.

Im of the opinion that the Saints are one or two great players away and need to go all in on a couple of superstars this offseason.

#2 wr has been the biggest hole on the team besides cornerback depth and that needs to change so without further ado the top two names on my Free agent list are:

1) Amari Cooper
2) Breshard Perriman

top available 2020 draft options:

1)Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma
2)Leviska Shenault, Colorado
3)Jalen Reagor, TCU
4)Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
5)Michael Pittman JR, USC
4) Tee Higgins, Clemson
5)Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
7)David Mims, Baylor
 
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Meachem and Cooks were both 1st rounders.
Well two out of 14 drafts don't exactly point to the FO and coaching staff being very fond of taking WR's with the first pick.

As deep as this draft is at WR I still don't see the Saints going there at 24.

We're probably all wrong anyway.
 

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Well two out of 14 drafts don't exactly point to the FO and coaching staff being very fond of taking WR's with the first pick.

As deep as this draft is at WR I still don't see the Saints going there at 24.

We're probably all wrong anyway.
2/14 is still about 14%. That's pretty high considering that there are 22 positions on the field (excluding special teams). I wouldn't take that as any indication that the Saints WOULDN'T get a 1st round WR. Something to consider is that the Saints don't typically get a WR unless it is a considerable position of weakness.

Meachem was drafted because Joe Horn's contract was up and was on the decline. It was pretty obvious that the Saints needed another WR to go alongside Colston (and to a lesser extent Henderson).

Cooks was drafted because Colston was on the decline and the Saints were losing both Moore and Meachem. It was an obvious position of need to find a WR who can go along side Colston and Graham, and potentially take over for Colston the following season.

Here we are in 2020. The Saints have CGM and that's pretty much it at the WR position. The Saints were hoping on TQS taking the next step, but he didn't. Unlike 2019, the TE is in place, and it's still pretty clear that the receiving corp is not good enough. And we can't ignore the fact that this is the strongest WR draft in recent memory. You know 2017, how you literally couldn't go wrong at the RB position? Take a RB, any RB...Fournette, McCaffrey, Cook, Kamara, Mixon, Mack, Hunt, Conner, Carson, Jones, Cohen...about a third of the leagues starting RBs. That is the type of draft this is at the WR position. If the Saints don't get a WR from this draft class...to say that I'll be frustrated is an understatement. It's an ENORMOUS need and this draft is absolutely LOADED with blue chip talent that can really help us.
 

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2/14 is still about 14%. That's pretty high considering that there are 22 positions on the field (excluding special teams). I wouldn't take that as any indication that the Saints WOULDN'T get a 1st round WR. Something to consider is that the Saints don't typically get a WR unless it is a considerable position of weakness.

Meachem was drafted because Joe Horn's contract was up and was on the decline. It was pretty obvious that the Saints needed another WR to go alongside Colston (and to a lesser extent Henderson).

Cooks was drafted because Colston was on the decline and the Saints were losing both Moore and Meachem. It was an obvious position of need to find a WR who can go along side Colston and Graham, and potentially take over for Colston the following season.

Here we are in 2020. The Saints have CGM and that's pretty much it at the WR position. The Saints were hoping on TQS taking the next step, but he didn't. Unlike 2019, the TE is in place, and it's still pretty clear that the receiving corp is not good enough. And we can't ignore the fact that this is the strongest WR draft in recent memory. You know 2017, how you literally couldn't go wrong at the RB position? Take a RB, any RB...Fournette, McCaffrey, Cook, Kamara, Mixon, Mack, Hunt, Conner, Carson, Jones, Cohen...about a third of the leagues starting RBs. That is the type of draft this is at the WR position. If the Saints don't get a WR from this draft class...to say that I'll be frustrated is an understatement. It's an ENORMOUS need and this draft is absolutely LOADED with blue chip talent that can really help us.
lol......................ok!
 

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Just to add to his point, many consider this Draft class of Wide Receivers stronger or at least equivalent to the 2014 WR class..

and that 2014 class boasted:
Mike Evans
Sammy Watkins
Odell Beckham Jr.
Brandin Cooks
Davante Adams
Allen Robinson
Jarvis Landry
John Brown

Most of those guys are certified #1 quality WRs in this league, so that gives you an idea about the hype of this 2020 draft class. You could have as many as 8-9 WRs graded in the top #50 overall players.

So no it definitely doesn't "lock" the Saints into taking a WR with their 1st rounder.. but chances are there could be a Receiver that ranks as Best player available when they do pick.... I will also say if for whatever reason there are no Receivers that match the fit for the Saints where they pick, I'd like to go LB, Pass rushing 3-tech, and OG as well...
 

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I think we have good O-line players and depth on the roster already especially if we re-sign Omameh which should be a priority. Omameh plays both OT and OG, then there is Eason, Clapp, Tom, and Greenwich. I’m sure we will bring in some UDFA’s and a project in the later rounds.
Our OL got handled in the Vikings game. It’s the reason we lost. I think we will sign a big FA or spend a high draft pick on another OL...most likely a LG.
 
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Our OL got handled in the Vikings game. It’s the reason we lost. I think we will sign a big FA or spend a high draft pick on another OL...most likely a LG.
That typically happens when defenses can pin their ears back to rush the QB because no one other than MT is a threat at wr.
 

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I think out first round pick will be a WR.

I don't see these WRs getting anywhere near #24:
Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma
Henry Ruggs, Alabama

I would be super happy with any of these WRs:
Laviska Shenault, Colorado
Justin Jefferson, LSU
Tee Higgins, Clemson
Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
Jalen Reagor, TCU
 
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Our OL got handled in the Vikings game. It’s the reason we lost. I think we will sign a big FA or spend a high draft pick on another OL...most likely a LG.
I'm hoping the same, if not OL I hope BPA is DL....

That typically happens when defenses can pin their ears back to rush the QB because no one other than MT is a threat at wr.
You have it backwards, if you can't win the LOS, everything else is moot....
 
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Yes but Several top guards go in rd 3 and many top cornerd are found in that range or lower.

Brandon Brooks was a 3rd rounder.

Jhari Evans and Carl Nicks both went after rd 3.

Jabari Greer, Delvin Breaux, Keenan Lewis and Mike McKenzie all went 3rd round or later. Lattimore is the exception to the rule for Saints top cbs drafted highly.

Before that our top corners in rounds 1-2 were the likes of Malcolm Jenkins, Alex Molden, Tracy Porter and Patrick Robinson.

Might even be better to just sign a CB given their history
Was looking at the top 2020 Guard prospects and there is a lot of depth in the project 3-5 rounds.
 

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We should be shopping for WR's that have super hands, and enough size to muscle their way open. Speed burners are expensive and largely wasted unless your QB has a cannon arm. You can't count on YAC for a speedster against a short zone.
 

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I think out first round pick will be a WR.

I don't see these WRs getting anywhere near #24:
Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
Ceedee Lamb, Oklahoma
Henry Ruggs, Alabama
Ruggs may sneak in there, but yep, Jeudy and Lamb are gone pecans.

No idea what Payton is thinking, he well may go OL, DL, RB, or QB. Some mocks have him taking WR's, just saw one with him taking Justin Jefferson, a big reach depending on the Combines.
 

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Ruggs may sneak in there, but yep, Jeudy and Lamb are gone pecans.

No idea what Payton is thinking, he well may go OL, DL, RB, or QB. Some mocks have him taking WR's, just saw one with him taking Justin Jefferson, a big reach depending on the Combines.
I don't think Jefferson is a reach at 24, and that's mainly because of scheme fit. Right now Jefferson projects as a round 2 guy but I really think most years he'd be viewed as a 1st rounder, it's just that this is a legendary WR class so it pushes his value down

He's just an all around solid receiver, good routes, good hands, he's not an extra-ordinary athlete like Lamb or Ruggs are but you could plug him into the Slot week 1 and expect solid production. All the Saints need is somey who can reliably run routes, and not drop the ball .. CGM will take care of the rest.
 
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I don't think Jefferson is a reach at 24, and that's mainly because of scheme fit. Right now Jefferson projects as a round 2 guy but I really think most years he'd be viewed as a 1st rounder, it's just that this is a legendary WR class so it pushes his value down

He's just an all around solid receiver, good routes, good hands, he's not an extra-ordinary athlete like Lamb or Ruggs are but you could plug him into the Slot week 1 and expect solid production. All the Saints need is somey who can reliably run routes, and not drop the ball .. CGM will take care of the rest.
It makes more sense to draft an outside wr that can play heavy inside like Colston or MT rather than strictly a slot guy who is mostly lost on the outside.

If they draft a wr I hope that it's a guy who is adept at all 3 wr positions
 

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