Oct 18, 2014; Williamsburg, VA, USA; William & Mary Tribe wide receiver Tre McBride (3) makes a pass reception behind Villanova Wildcats safety Robert Rolle (17) during the second quarter at Zable Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Saints have surprisingly went through the initial first three rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft without selecting a downfield weapon for quarterback Drew Brees.
Brees did get some protection by their selection of offensive tackle Andrus Peat in the first round and some competition with the selection of quarterback Garrett Grayson in the third round.
The Saints lost out on receivers like Devin Smith of Ohio State, Sammie Coates of Auburn, Tyler Lockett of Kansas St., and one of our editor Barry Hirstius’ favorite picks: Chris Conley of Georgia.
They also have lost out on some tight end options to replace Jimmy Graham;TYT after the Baltimore Ravens jumped ahead of them in the second round to snag Minnesota’s Maxx Williams.
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Another two tight ends I thought they might grab were also taken, Miami’s Clive Walford and Ohio State’s Jeff Heuerman.
While no one can obviously predict in this draft what the Saints will do, wide receiver and tight end should be a focus for them in the fifth round.
The depth at wide receiver and tight end for the Saints have a ton of question marks especially if tight end Josh Hill is your “new Jimmy Graham”.
So, with that in mind, here are some options for the Saints at both positions — with 2 possibilities at wide receiver, and then 2 more at tight end: