3 potential X-factors for the New Orleans Saints in 2020

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 27: Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball during the first half of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on October 27, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - OCTOBER 27: Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints runs with the ball during the first half of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on October 27, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Number Three: Tommy Stevens

Tommy Stevens could step on the Saints practice field tomorrow and line up at probably six or seven different positions and be just fine. Stevens, a seventh-round pick by the Saints in this past draft, is a former Penn State and Mississippi State signal-caller.

In order for Stevens to make the final 53 man roster, he will have to show off his versatility. Stevens did pretty much everything in college including passing the ball, running the ball, and catching the ball.

Stevens will likely get to do even more in the NFL as he will potentially replace Taysom Hill on special teams, maybe compete for a starting fullback job, and compete for time on the playing field in general.

Stevens logged some interesting numbers in college as he completed 59.9 percent of his passes for just over 1,400 passing yards and 15 touchdowns. However, he raised eyebrows with his athletic ability.

Stevens ran the ball more than he passed it in college logging 159 carries, 887 rushing yards, a 5.6 rushing average, and 12 rushing touchdowns. Stevens also produced well receiving the rock as he did so 14 times for 62 yards and two scores.

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Stevens was drafted with the intention of taking the load off of Taysom Hill and becoming a career X-factor. His potential is through the roof and I’m excited to see what he brings to the team in 2020.

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