The Saints didn’t know for sure what they were getting with Paulson Adebo.
No one really can. No one can truly know how someone will respond to specific situations and the hardships that come with transitioning to the NFL, especially not with a player who missed an entire college season before entering the draft. They knew Adebo was talented, had some things to work on, but no one could say for sure how he’d respond when Davante Adams beat him on an out route.
The answer to the test might be the best one the team could get. Adebo has no response. At all.