Saints Sophomore Spotlight: Lil'Jordan Humphrey (1 Viewer)

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By Bob Rose - Sports Illustrated

The New Orleans Saints signed three rookie receivers last offseason that weren’t selected in the 2019 draft hoping to capitalize on the success that the franchise has historically had with overlooked players at this position. Saints Hall of Famers Eric Martin and Marques Colston were 7th round draft picks. Fellow team Hall of Famer Lance Moore went undrafted, as did Willie Snead, who had two productive seasons with the team. One 2019 UDFA receiver, Emmanuel Butler, had enough preseason success to earn a spot on the practice squad. Another, Deonte Harris, was a 1st team All-Pro selection as a rookie kickoff and punt returner. The third, and the subject of today’s spotlight, was a surprise to many that he wasn’t selected during the draft. ...

Lil'Jordan Humphrey was a productive receiver for his final two seasons at the University of Texas. The Saints signed him after poor 40 times and Scouting Combine performance caused him to go undrafted. Humphrey was inconsistent in early training camp practices, but came on strong with good showings in the final two preseason games to earn a spot on the roster. The 22-Yr old Humphrey saw action in six games during the season, playing on 58 offensive snaps. They targeted him just once and he failed to record a catch, but provided solid blocking for the team’s rushing attack. ...

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