Around the NFL Writer Chris Wesseling ranked his top slot receivers across all 32 teams on Wednesday, and it has him giving some love to New Orleans Saints’ Willie Snead. Here’s what he had to say about the second-year wide out:
9) Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees has found his new version of Lance Moore, a jack-of-all-trades wideout with a knack for finding open spaces against zone defenses. Uncanny route running allows Snead to move the chains underneath coverage and sneak up on safeties and linebackers with a double-move to separate on deeper and intermediate routes. Throws in Snead's direction led to a team-best 111.1 passer rating last season. Though two games this year, that mark has skyrocketed to 158.0. Even if we attribute the bulk of that to the Raiders' coverage woes in the season opener, Snead is here to stay as a productive slot receiver.
Snead is currently 2nd in the NFL in receiving yards (226) behind Minnesota’s Stefon Diggs (285), tied for 3rd in receptions (14), and tied for 4th in touchdown receptions (2). Clearly, Snead has more work in store with Drew Brees and company.