New Orleans Saints wide receiver Nick Toon is one of a few players competing for a roster spot at the wide receiver position, and making the Saints roster as a WR is a potentially lucrative opportunity given the high-flying nature of their Drew Brees-led passing attack. The competition is fierce with the likes of Joe Morgan, Robert Meachem, and Rutgers rookie Brandon Coleman vying for a spot, but Toon has turned himself into a virtual lock after once being on the bubble.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Mike Triplett, Toon has been “consistently impressive” throughout the offseason for the Saints, as he hauled in another “nice catch” during team drills at training camp today. Toon had just four receptions for 68 yards in eight appearances last season as a rookie, but the former Wisconsin star is expected to be a strong factor next year and is the favorite to become the team’s No. 4 receiver.
The Saints have been high on Toon for quite some time, so it’s good to hear that he’s turning in some strong offseason performances. With the likes of Toon, Morgan, Kenny Stills, and rookie Brandin Cooks, the Saints have a host of potentially exceptional, young weapons in the passing attack, and I’m excited to see what Toon can do. The presence of such young, explosive wideouts makes things interesting for Meachem, who is the veteran of the group. Do the Saints value his experience, or will they prefer youth and upside? At the end of the day, I have a feeling the best men will win, and I think Toon and Morgan will shine (Toon is basically a lock anyway).