New Orleans Saints: 3 possible WR depth chart combos as FA continues
Thomas, Smith, Aiyuk, Harris, Lewis, Humphrey
Two other options to consider on the roster are Tommylee Lewis and Lil’Jordan Humphrey, who have struggled to see the field.
Lewis has seen action due to a slew of injuries, and he posted one touchdown in each of the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
He played for the Detroit Lions in 2019 but was released in the preseason and selected by the Dallas Renegades in the XFL Draft.
For Humphrey, he hasn’t had a catch yet for the Saints as a member of the active roster and will need to prove his worth in the offseason.
Plenty of receivers will be playing in the preseason and players like Humphrey should be able to have more playing time than other undrafted free agents or younger players.
Meanwhile, a third and fourth route to take in the NFL Draft at wide receiver includes Colorado’s Laviska Shenault and Brandon Aiyuk on Arizona State.
Here, the projection is that the Saints choose Aiyuk over Shenault because Shenault suffered a core muscle injury during the 2019 season and had surgery.
Aiyuk ran a 4.5 40-yard dash, whereas Shenault ran a 4.58, and Shenault does have an injury history besides the core setback, as he had labrum and toe surgeries before the 2019 campaign.
These lists should be similar to what New Orleans decides to do when the season kicks off and finalizes its roster, but the depth chart is expected to be a decent upgrade after two sub-par performances from the wide receiver department, aside from “Can’t Guard Mike.”