The Saints might be one of the trickier teams to figure out this upcoming NFL season. With the additions of Tyrann Mathieu and Jarvis Landry to an already talented core, New Orleans could be a sneaky NFC dark horse. But, much of that potential is contingent on Jameis Winston’s play and how Dennis Allen steps into the massive shoes of the since-retired Sean Payton.
Someone that will very likely help the Saints get back to prominence is rookie first-round pick Chris Olave. The former Buckeye standout was one of the better receivers in his draft class and is someone Winston figures to lean on quite often.
During a Friday practice in the Louisiana heat, Olave showed why he’ll be someone to keep a close eye on when he absolutely cooked teammate Paulson Adebo in a one-on-one:
Chris Olave my lord 🤮 pic.twitter.com/8kCQ4wnimF
— Beckett🔋 (@410Beck) August 5, 2022
Oh my God. Come on now. That’s not even fair! Olave knows Adebo is his teammate, right? There’s a friendly competition, and then there’s embarrassing your coworkers.
Though, in all honesty, it’s probably not as if Olave can help himself. It’s just instinct for him to put helpless corners in a blender before he creates an ocean of space for himself. Oddsmakers with Tipico Sportsbook have Olave at +900 (fourth-best) to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Honestly, that might be an underestimation of his abilities.
There’s no denying it: Winston launching laser after laser to this young playmaker will be a ton of fun.
NFL fans were stunned to see Olave's slick route-running
Goodness 😮💨😮💨😮💨 https://t.co/B14kEu1xhH
— DntSweatKeith (@KeithNOSweat9) August 6, 2022
— Michael Anderson (@Mloading01) August 6, 2022
😳 left my ankles in the locker room coach https://t.co/7ThE4jE6eH
— Gabriel Hernandez (@GMoney24_) August 6, 2022
Best receiver in the draft https://t.co/nKNC3P8P7N
— Stone Cole (@StoneColeStuna) August 6, 2022
I feel like too many people are sleeping on the prospects of Olave having that big rookie breakout. I’m all for it at his current ADP https://t.co/E5z5dZB5Kr
— Nick Celano (@NickCelano_17) August 6, 2022
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR https://t.co/Ika2kGPQxP
— Twanelo Alvarez. (@FoETwan) August 6, 2022
My goodness https://t.co/vy4t57FCWX
— M.V.P. 💔 (@Gwoppo_Mac) August 6, 2022
— Justin Steele (@J_Steele21) August 6, 2022
He’s going to be a big threat this year https://t.co/tu37VIZedJ
— Zander Man (@AlexAlthoff21) August 6, 2022
They got slant boy and slant kid. Oh lord. https://t.co/votuXdgjGW
— Remy (0-0) (@NC_Remy) August 6, 2022
— Mugi (@AintYouMugi) August 6, 2022
According to all reports, Adebo has been killing in camp.
Olave is just a problem. https://t.co/pevPwtElgQ
— Zachary Person (@Zac_Person) August 6, 2022
Chris Olave, Offensive Rookie of the Year, I’m calling it now. He’s going to be so good. https://t.co/aJrx92pHqp
— I’m Mr. Brightside (@_blue42) August 6, 2022
— HerFavoriteBON (@el_grandeTipp) August 6, 2022
Michael Thomas + Chris Olave = Slant Brothers™️ https://t.co/EXux5sOuAu
— Prince of Riverview (@encarnaseeown) August 6, 2022
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