The New Orleans Saints drafted Tre’Quan Smith a couple of years ago hoping to develop him into a Pro-Bowl wide receiver like they did Michael Thomas. However, Smith’s career has gone the complete opposite way of Thomas’ career.
Smith played as the No. 3 receiver in his rookie year and saw 28 receptions for 457 yards and five touchdowns with one absolute breakout game. That will go down as his best season to date. Last year, he even stepped up into the No. 2 position when he wasn’t hurt with no production increase.
He has yet to catch over five passes in one game, and he is yet to go above 100 receiving yards in a game. In fact, on Sunday night, with Michael Thomas back, Smith was ranked No. 4 receiver on the team in terms of receptions and receiving yards.
He was behind up and coming young stars Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris. On the year, the two of them are not that far back on the stat list despite playing in two fewer games than Smith. I wouldn’t be surprised if Callaway finds more snaps going forward.