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That would be amazing, but I’m skeptical. Why hasn’t he done anything to this point if he’s the next Deebo? Or deserving of being in the same sentence as those others you listed?

He absolutely deserves to be in the same sentence. It's not a question about his talent. He had off the field issues after transferring to TAMU ended up in JUCO where he dominated and his team won the JUCO championship, then he went to Arkansas St and dominated there as well. He went undrafted because off the field issues then signed on with the Dolphins who actually have a few decent WRs. He barely missed making the 53-man roster and still hung around for 2 seasons.
 

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He absolutely deserves to be in the same sentence. It's not a question about his talent. He had off the field issues after transferring to TAMU ended up in JUCO where he dominated and his team won the JUCO championship, then he went to Arkansas St and dominated there as well. He went undrafted because off the field issues then signed on with the Dolphins who actually have a few decent WRs. He barely missed making the 53-man roster and still hung around for 2 seasons.
I hope he gets his off the field issues squared away then, and I’ll be pulling for him. I’d love to have a Deebo on this team, even tho I loathe him on the Niners.
 

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Local kid now living his dream to play for the Saints. If he doesn't make it, can't imagine it will be from a lack of all-out effort.

Good luck, fellow Saints fan.
 

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Dolphins fans were sad to see him leave, said he was open downfield when he got playing time, but they don't throw deep.
 

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Great, I guess we don't have to worry about drafting a WR early. j/k
 

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That could be the reality, but I’m choosing to be optimistic about a guy who hasn’t had a real chance in the NFL yet. Not all people are college material and he clearly struggled in that environment, but he hasn’t given up on football, so maybe that’s his real calling. Besides, these are exactly the kinds of players our team needs to bring in and develop because we have so little talent on offense and little resources to acquire it.
That last part gives me hope for this guy too. Our WR room is very weak.
 

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I hope he gets his off the field issues squared away then, and I’ll be pulling for him. I’d love to have a Deebo on this team, even tho I loathe him on the Niners.

I think his off the field issues have been squared away for years, now he's just looking for an fair opportunity. We know that CSP gives that opportunity. Lance Moore is a good example of a WR who went undrafted and spent a season on another team's practice squad.
 

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True, but weak at the top. Get Thomas back and add a draft pick and this WR corps can be really good, top to bottom, and that scenario doesn't seem like a huge stretch.
I agree with that, am just worried about a few things pertaining to Thomas.

His health, ability to cut pivot as he did before, as that’s his game.

The relationship between he and the staff, teammates. Hoping Michael still WANTS to be here, and that Sean and Mike have squared it all away.
 

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I just found this video of his whole story and it’s very interesting. If there was ever a guy that’s a giant question mark it’s him. He seems to have the talent, but right as his opportunities are about to come to fruition, something happens.



I watched that too. Looks like it was the incident(s) at TAMU that gave him the red flag. Transferring from Oregon to TAMU makes sense. A lot of kids who go out west end up transferring back closer to home, but he ruined that opportunity. He's been good to go since then.
 

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Finally we signed a WR. Will he play this weekend?
 

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Those testing numbers are insane (all but height). He's definitely the type of athlete SP likes to add on a futures deal to see if he can develop him. Seems he'll compete with White for a spot on the practice squad.

Errrr, ummm... (*cough, cough*). Steve Smith Sr. is 5’9”... and Merritt is 6’0”. 🤔

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