After missing his rookie season with an injury and catching just 12 balls for 289 yards and three scores in 2008, the time is now for Meachem to prove he was worthy of the Saints' first-round pick in 2007. The Saints could certainly use Meachem's speed to give Brees another deep-ball weapon.
Head coach Sean Payton said last week that Meachem is still learning, as last year was basically a rookie season for him due to his injury in 2007.
"The real, real good receivers in this league win as much between their ears as they do physically," Payton said. "There is so much to playing that position, but he still has the size and speed that you look for and the big-play ability.
"He has a good grasp on what we're doing and continues to get better. I think he's gaining a lot of confidence and the quarterbacks here are gaining a lot of confidence in him."