11. New Orleans Saints: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
In 2022, Michael Thomas is supposed to be back which would be a huge benefit for the New Orleans Saints since they had no wideouts that really worried opposing defenses. Even if he does come back, however, they’re still in need of more options in the passing game.
As fate would have it, they come on the clock at No. 11 in this mock and have their choice of wide receivers. In a very heavy class at the position, it seems as though they could go several directions but given their affinity for Ohio State players, they zero in on Chris Olave.
An excellent route runner with great hands, Olave could serve as a solid No. 2 across from Thomas while also having the talent to be the top guy should Thomas miss more time in the future.
12. Atlanta Falcons: DeMarvin Leal, EDGE, Texas A&M
Another team that could use some wide receiver help is the Atlanta Falcons but since they did add an amazing pass-catching tight end last year in Kyle Pitts, they use their first pick in this draft on a defender. Their selection ends up being DeMarvin Leal from Texas A&M who fills a massive need at defensive end for Atlanta.
Leal is a 295-pound defensive lineman who played inside and out for the Aggies but is better suited as a defenisve end. He will not only be a disruptive force but will take some attention away from Grady Jarrett, helping the Falcons defensive line improve as a whole.