Saints WR depth chart predictions after 2022 NFL Draft

Leigh Oleszczak
Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Backups: Marquez Callaway, Tre’Quan Smith, Deonte Harty

As mentioned on the opening slide, two of the three starters at wide receiver were demoted after the events of the past few weeks. Marquez Callaway was the first to be demoted after the drafting of Chris Olave and Tre’Quan Smith’s demotion came when Jarvis Landry joined the team.

Callaway went undrafted in 2020 but led the team in receiving yards last year. He was put in a tough spot when he was thrust into the WR1 role despite not being a key contributor the year before. He did the best he could in a bad situation.

Smith was a third-round pick in 2018 and never lived up to the hype. He failed to take advantage of his contract year last season and now is back in New Orleans to try and show he can make it as a reserve.

Deonte Harty stepped up massively as a receiver last year after mostly being a return specialist during his career. He was one of the best targets on the team and when he had to miss time, it definitely hurt the offense.

These three being starters wouldn’t be a good situation but it’s a solid group of backups.

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