The New Orleans Saints may not have made some great decisions during the season in terms of their play, however, they did make some good decisions in the offseason in terms of the guys they picked up.
This draft class won’t go down as the best in Saints’ history, but it wasn’t a bad one either. I mean, after all, they did find one of the best young receivers in the draft. In fact, they found a guy who could potentially win the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
Coming into this season, fans thought the Saints could potentially have the best-receiving trio in the league with Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and rookie Chris Olave.
Instead, Olave ended up being the guy and has now moved up into a list with some impressive names on it.
Against the Panthers, Olave moved up to the second most receiving yards by a Saints’ rookie in franchise history, passing Marques Colston, and only around 100 yards behind Michael Thomas for that first spot, but no games left to do so.
Olave missed three games this season though due to injuries, so I think he could have passed that.
Not only did the Saints find him and make Olave the guy, but they found Rashid Shaheed as an undrafted guy, and that seems to be something they can build around for the future.
WR Chris Olave now has the second most receiving yards during a rookie campaign in #Saints history.— Saints PR (@SaintsPR) January 8, 2023
With 1,041 receiving yards, he surpasses Marques Colston (1,038) and only has less than Michael Thomas (1,137).#CARvsNO
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