The Saints have been in search of a specific type of receiver for quite some time.
They covet players who can blend the lines between positional responsibilities and create mismatches. The kind of player who can go deep and do enough on handoffs and misdirection plays to keep defenses honest. There was some hope Brandin Cooks would be that type of player, but he never became the playmaker the team hoped.
Kawaan Baker has some genre-blending aspects to his game. The seventh-round pick out of South Alabama can do a little bit of everything. He can catch passes and also carries the ball with the patience and vision of a running back. His odds of making the roster as a seventh-round pick are long, but he might have enough electricity to his game to break through.