Dec 14, 2013; Hammond, LA, USA; New Hampshire Wildcats wide receiver R.J. Harris (15) catches a pass over Southeastern Louisiana Lions linebacker Isaiah Corbett (6) in the first half at Strawberry Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
1. New Hamphire’s R.J. Harris and Harold Spears steal the show on offense
The New Orleans Saints failed to address the need at wide receiver and tight end. Have no fear, New Hampshire is here. The Black and Gold dipped into the undrafted free agent market, taking two New Hampshire boys — WR R.J.Harris and TE Harold Spears.
Harris racked up career totals of 310 receptions (conference record), 4,328 yards and 36 touchdowns in four years. Spears has good size, hands and was a great downfield presence in the Wildcats’ spread offense, according to New Hampshire Football Report‘s Roger Brown, who my co-editor John Hendrix had the opportunity to speak with.
While the Saints have a handful of receivers who look to prove themselves worthy of a big role, there are still question marks after Marques Colston and Brandin Cooks, especially after the departure of Kenny Stills.
We all know what happened with Jimmy Graham, so in the tight end department, we’re looking at Josh Hill and Benjamin Watson — likely locks on the roster. After that, we’ll be expecting a heated battle between Spears, third tight end Orson Charles and fellow undrafted free agent Jack Tabb.
With an already formed chemistry, I expect both Harris and Spears to come out swinging on offense, stealing the show at rookie minicamp.
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