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.