There is no secret who the WR1 of the future for the New Orleans Saints is right now.

Rookie wide receiver Chris Olave had an outstanding year with inconsistent quarterback play and plenty of injuries around him.

Before last season, Michael Thomas had carved out the role of the Saints’ top receiver. He was one of the top wideouts in the NFL.

Thomas was breaking records consistently, but now, he may be a cap casualty. Thomas and the Saints reworked his deal in order to be able to move on from him this off-season if they choose to do so.

Olave is now even more in the limelight for the Saints.

He discussed his transition from Ohio State to the NFL this week. 

He gives a nod to his collegiate coaching staff, and they definitely deserve it.

The game already seems so simple to Olave, and that’s the most impressive about him. He’s an unbelievably smart player, and the Saints need that at the top of their WR corps.

Olave’s game transitions very smoothly in itself, though. He was a great mover at Ohio State, and his speed was undeniable.

The former Buckeye was a very refined prospect, and that’s why the Saints wanted him so dearly in the last year’s draft.

They knew that his type of winning would move over to the NFL level quickly. It sure did, too.

He eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie season and is in contention for Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was one of the few consistent bright spots for a Saints offense that had its inefficiencies this year.

Olave’s future is bright, and he expects to keep blossoming with the Saints.

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