With the trade of receiver Kenny Stills many pundits speculated that the Saints would select a receiver in the 2015 draft. But the Saints stood pat as Coach Sean Payton expressed confidence in the team's group of young receivers.
All-time great Marques Colston and 2014 first-round draft pick Brandin Cooks have the top two spots locked down but there should be an intriguing camp battle for the final three spots. Prominent in that mix will be Nick Toon, Brandon Coleman, Seantavious Jones and Joe Morgan.
Toon, 6 feet 4, 218 pounds, will be entering his fourth season with 21 career receptions for 283 yards.
Coleman, 6-6, 225 pounds, will be entering his second season on the team although he spent the bulk of the 2014 season on the practice squad.
Jones, 6-3 200, pounds, was activated from the practice squad on Dec. 11, 2014 but did not appear in any games.
Morgan, 6-1, 184 pounds, is entering is fifth season but has only played in 19 games because of a couple of serious injuries and a suspension.
Quarterback Drew Brees on Toon: "I do, absolutely. This will be his fourth season and that first year he was injured, the second year he made progress, and then last year he had a chance to kind of break out a little bit and get some opportunities to play once (Brandin) Cooks went down and I felt like made the most of it. We saw glimpses. For him it's just a matter of repetition and the more opportunities he gets I think the more plays he is going to make. We've had the ability to maneuver him around and give him more opportunities that way and he's been able to handle it very well. So I'm excited for Nick Toon, he's got a great opportunity I think there's a great fit for him and a great opportunity for him and a great role for him in this offense."
Photos of Nick Toon from the 2014 season. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)