The Saints traded the Commanders their No. 16, 98, and 120 picks to move up in the 2022 NFL Draft and take Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave at No. 11 overall.
In four years with the Buckeyes, Olave put up consistent receiving numbers despite a healthy competition for targets. In his final three campaigns, he totaled 163 receptions for 2,505 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Olave led the team in 2019 and 2020 before seeing his production out-matched by teammate and fellow first-round draft pick Garrett Wilson. Both receivers were out-produced by sophomore receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, though.
Still, Olave displayed consistency, talent, and leadership through his time in Columbus. He’ll head down to New Orleans to help the Saints compete in the NFC South.