New Orleans Saints trade up for No. 11 bolster receiving corps by choosing Ohio State’s Chris Olave

METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans SaintsThe first team to trade up this year was the appropriately named. NFL draftYou can move up from No. 16 to No. 16 to No. Ohio StateWide receiver Chris OlaveOn Thursday.

The Washington CommandersNo. No.98 was the third round pick and No.120 the fourth round selection. 120) and a fourth-round selection (No. The Saints have traded up 24 times in the last 16 drafts. They also made a move earlier this month for the 16th pick. Philadelphia Eagles. New Orleans also has the 19th pick for Round 1.

The Saints haven’t traded down since 2007.

“For us it's a chance to get another great player a calendar year ahead of our time,” Mickey Loomis (Saints general manager) said about the trade during his predraft conference.

After finishing 32nd in NFL passing offense last season, the Saints had a dire need for receiver. Many of this was due to receiver Michael ThomasA foot injury and quarterback prevented me from playing the whole season. Jameis WinstonIn Week 8, he tore his ACL. They needed at least one more premium pass-catcher, and they were aggressive.

Olave, 6'1″ and 187 lbs, caught 65 passes for 936 yards in 2021 as a senior — and 32 TD passes during his final 33 college games.

They insist that Dennis Allen is not their coach and they do not plan to rebuild. However, they have stated that they are hopeful of making another playoff run. They have also shown remarkable restraint in their free-agent spending, which was about $75 million more than the salary cap when they began the offseason. They have two first-round picks this season, which allows them to add value players at a reasonable price.

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