Saints Roster Breakdown: Predicting the six receivers that’ll make the final cut
Number Five: Deonte Harris
Deonte Harris came to the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2019 and balled out in his rookie season as the team’s return specialist and utility weapon on offense.
Harris has yet to establish himself as a wide receiver in the NFL, but he will make the roster off his returning skills alone.
Harris, 22, caught all six of his targets in 2019 for 22 receiving yards and two first downs. He also ran the ball four times for 31 rushing yards and two first downs.
Harris made his name known with his returning abilities however as he logged 36 punt returns, 338 punt return yards, a 9.4 yards per return average, and one punt return touchdown to go along with his 24 kick returns, 644 kick return yards, and 26.8 kick return average.
Harris was named a First-Team All-Pro in 2019 and was selected to the Pro Bowl as well in his rookie season. Now that he is well known as a top kick returner in the NFL, it will be interesting to see how Sean Payton utilizes him within the offense.