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5 teams that regret passing on NY Jets WR Elijah Moore

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1. The New Orleans Saints might regret passing on Elijah Moore

Perhaps no team is more desperate for wide receiver help at the moment than the New Orleans Saints. With Michael Thomas sidelined, the Saints have struggled to find any semblance of competency out of their receiving corps.

Their leading receiver through 13 weeks is Deonte Harris who is better known for his returning skills. There's also former undrafted free agent Marquez Callaway, the oft-injured Tre'Quan Smith, and players like Adam Trautman and Juwan Johnson at tight end.

Not exactly a who's who of NFL receivers, and they haven't exactly lifted a stagnant Saints passing attack in 2021 either. Now, some of that comes down to quarterback play as well, but the other part is that they just don't have the receiver talent to get it done.

If Elijah Moore was on the Saints, he'd easily be their best healthy wide receiver — and it wouldn't be particularly close.

Instead, the Saints used their first-round pick on former Houston defensive end Payton Turner who has played just five games in an injury-riddled season.

Turner's selection was another one of those head-scratching decisions at the time, and although he's been fine when healthy, there's no question that this Saints team needs receiver help more at this time.

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Of all the teams that could have drafted Elijah Moore, no team probably regrets passing on him more than the Saints do.

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