The New Orleans Saints position battle at the wide receiver position will be an enticing storyline in training camp, as two roster spots are being fought for among a group of wide receivers, which could include a rookie or two. At this point, it looks like Nick Toon, veteran Robert Meachem, and deep threat Joe Morgan will be competing for two roster spots, and it’s anyone’s guess as to which wide receivers will make the cut.
ESPN NFL Nation’s Mike Triplett was asked about the chances of Nick Toon making the roster and what to expect from Joe Morgan this upcoming season, and he spoke at length about the Saints future decisions at the wide receiver position this offseason. Triplett’s most noteworthy nuggets came when talking about Toon, as he stated that the Saints are “still high” on the former Wisconsin standout’s potential, and he believes that the 25-year-old has the best chance of those three WRs at making the 53-man roster.
Toon appeared in just eight games last season with only four receptions for 68 yards, but he was never expected to be used much anyway. He struggled in a few games, but he was a good player in college, has a pedigree, and has talent. Although Meachem is a stable option and could force the position battle to be one between Toon and Morgan, I actually think the Saints will choose Toon and Morgan to fill those two spots. Morgan is an exceptional deep threat, and I think he’ll make an impact stretching the field following his injury. That said, the Saints could look to add a possession receiver in this year’s draft to fight for a roster spot after losing Lance Moore, and that possibility makes the WR position all the more interesting for the Saints this offseason.