Tre’Quan Smith > Deonte Harris
The New Orleans Saints are either keeping their chips all-in on Tre’Quan Smith or they’re taking a few chips away from the Deonte Harris stock many envisioned we’d be seeing this season.
Smith has had two injury-prone seasons after being the team’s third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in just 11 games last season, starting six. His rookie season he played 15 games, starting seven.
After a breakout game his rookie season in which he notched ten receptions, 157 yards and one touchdown, it was easy to see Smith as a star, but stock in the young receiver quickly dropped as he couldn’t continue his success later in the season or into his second year in the league.
Meanwhile, Deonte Harris, an undrafted rookie, made the Pro Bowl.
He’s a quick, speed receiver that had a small role in the offense. Smith is placed over Harris. While that’s expected, it looks like we won’t see much more from Harris within the team’s actual offense.
All three greater-than signs could be changed by the season’s end, but for now, the depth chart has them as they are.