November 6, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) catches a touchdown against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock (26) during the fourth quarter at Levi
RISING YOUNG STARS
Due to a series of poor drafts and bad free agent signings, the Saints have gone a couple of years where they were simply not as talented as most of their opposition.
However, that is very rapidly changing.
Yes, they still have some MAJOR holes in areas on this team, but for perhaps the first time in the Sean Payton / Drew Brees Era, they have potential superstars at multiple positions.
I’m already on record as saying that i think that the receiving trio of Brandin Cooks, Michael Thomas and Willie Snead might be the best trio in the NFL.
After only 2 games of limited action, it seems like defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins might be “the real deal”, as we thought when the Saints took him with their first pick (#12 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft earlier this year.
Once healthy, there is every indication that Delvin Breaux should be looked at as one of the best cornerbacks in the league, and the safety duo of Kenny Vaccaro and Vonn Bell look like stars.
Watching the Saints on the field with recent Super Bowl teams Denver, Seattle and Carolina came with the realization that they surprisingly were every bit as talented as those teams, at most positions.