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New Orleans Saints: Wide receiver depth chart moving forward

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) - Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) - Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Deonte Harris (11) – Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Deonte Harris (11) – Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Deonte Harris

Deonte Harris is another player with elite explosive playmaking ability. The former undrafted D-II Assumption College product took the league by storm as a rookie in 2019, leading the NFL in punt returns and punt return yards, while making first-team All-Pro and the Pro Bowl as the starting return specialist.

While he didn’t make much of an impact on offense in his rookie year, he did show improvement in 2020 catching 20 passes for 186 yards and one touchdown.

Harris doesn’t seem to have the prototypical make-up of a No. 1 wide receiver in the league, standing in at just 5’6″, 170 pounds. But the speedy receiver should be primed for a big breakout season as a deep threat.

Similar to Callaway, the offense is now more tailored to Harris’s skillset and 4.35 speed. With Winston at quarterback, the Saints should look to go deep a lot more throughout the season to add that extra element they’ve been missing the past few years. And if Sunday was any indication, New Orleans will be doing just that.

Harris finished the game with two catches for 76 yards and the long touchdown. Expect a much bigger role this season for the third-year pro as he looks to become the key piece to establishing the deep passing game once again.

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