Jun 152012
 

The New Orleans Times-Picayune says that 4th round rookie Nick Toon has a good chance to win the #4 receiver job, a competition that the New Orleans Times-Picayune predicted would be a heated one earlier in the week. Toon reportedly impressed in minicamp, catching “nearly everything” thrown his way and “seems to be better than a 4th round pick” which is a sentiment I agreed with when I called Toon a steal in the 4th round. Toon’s other competition for the job is two unproven players, Adrian Arrington and Joseph Morgan.

The competition for the #4 receiver job in New Orleans is significant because new starting receiver Devery Henderson is unproven and if he struggles, the Saints would likely insert their #4 receiver into the starting lineup opposite Marques Colston because they prefer to keep Lance Moore in the slot. They did the same thing this offseason, moving Devery Henderson into the starting lineup from the #4 spot when Robert Meachem signed in San Diego. Toon could easily end the season as a starter, which makes him an interesting fantasy sleeper, especially in keeper leagues, given how explosive the Saints’ offense is.

  3 Responses to “Saints’ Nick Toon has a good chance to win #4 receiver job”

  1. Devery Henderson is “unproven”? The guy has been an integral part of the Saints offense since ’06. (By that I mean since Drew showed up in NO, he was signed in ’04). Before Brees Henderson couldn’t catch a pass. Arrington is a great reciever as well, however he lacks the speed that Henderson (in his prime) and Meachum had. Toon is in the same boat…sure handed, great routes and very smart, but doesn’t have stellar speed. Our problem is Henderson isn’t the speedster he once was. Now we have 3 Colstons, 1 sure fire slot receiver (Lance), and 1 aging speed reciever. Courtney Roby may get his shot to shine here as well, he got some pretty decent speed as well but his hands and (I believe) route runnning ability have been suspect. Anyway, we shall see, I still think we have a great reveiving corps. Every one of these guys in going to make the 53 man roster wether it be on special teams or on the offense.

    • He’s never been effective as a full time starter. He’s a marginal talent that Drew Brees has made look a lot better than he is.

  2. I hope he was a steal we need to make the few draft picks we had count!

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