NOLA Saints: 3 position groups that could be the best in the NFL

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Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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While the New Orleans Saints are going through some changes at the quarterback position, they still have a very good roster. This is why the Saints aren’t being counted out when it comes to potentially being a playoff contender in 2021 despite not having their Hall of Fame quarterback anymore.

These three position groups are the highlights of the Saints’ roster and could finish the season as the best in the league.

The NOLA Saints’ return specialists could be the best in the NFL

Special teams are overlooked in the NFL and I’m not entirely sure as to why. Return specialists fall into that category too and while it’s much more difficult to return kicks for touchdowns with the new rules that have been developed in recent years, the Saints are still fortunate to have one of the best return specialists in the league in Deonte Harris.

Who Dat Dish’s Seth Carlson detailed why Harris is the best player not being talked about and he’s absolutely right. Harris, despite making’s All-Under-25 Team, continues to fly under the radar at his position.

Harris wowed everyone during his rookie year in 2019. In 36 punt returns, Harris totaled 338 yards and one touchdown with a long of 53 yards. He also had 24 kickoff returns for 644 yards with a long of 51.

In year two, Harris was banged up a bit so he didn’t have as many opportunities on special teams. He had 17 punt returns for 207 yards and 16 kickoff returns for 436 yards.

Harris along with Marquez Callaway give the Saints one of the best return specialist tandems in the league and we might see them emerge as the best this year.