Saints trade candidate: Deonte Harris
Oh? You thought you’d be mad if they traded Ramczyk. Well, what about All-Pro returner Deonte Harris? No, the point of this article isn’t to get your blood boiling. With Harris looking at a larger role as a receiving, the third-year pro wouldn’t likely be dealt.
But, one of the top targets for the Saints in the upcoming draft is Purdue’s Rondale Moore.
Moore currently has the 2021 NFL Draft’s second-best 40-yard dash time. He’s being mocked as a late-first or early-second round pick by most analysts. Moore neared almost 1,300 receiving yards as a freshman.
If he’s the team’s first-round pick, the Saints may not need Harris as a returner or receiver. Undrafted as a rookie and signing with the Saints, Harris turned his opportunity into an All-Pro appearance.
He’s a stud as a returner, but again, there’s no going to be value in low-profile players. Harris could attract a crowd if he’s on the market, and with a player like Moore there, the Saints could add a quality returner to fill in for Harris while also adding a top-tier cornerback.
It wouldn’t be the popular move, but it feels like it’d make sense depending on what value Harris has on the trade market.