- New Orleans Saints 2004 - present
Wide receiver Devery Vaughn Henderson, Jr. played his college football for Louisiana State University. The New Orleans Saints chose him as the 50th overall pick in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He is one of their top two pass catchers.
In three seasons with New Orleans, Henderson has played in 44 games, making 74 receptions and accumulating 1,510 yards. He’s averaged 20.6 YPC and caught 11 touchdown passes and made 60 first downs.
With the Orleans, he helped the team win the Super Bowl in 2009, making 7 catches for 63 yards defeating the Colts team in Super Bowl XLIV. As of 2010, he made 191 receptions and 17 touchdowns of 3,558 receiving yards.
The five-foot-eleven, 200-pound wideout offers a fine burst of speed off the line and premium top speed when on the flat. His downfield acceleration is first-rate, and he is a breakout threat after making a catch, using his speed to run through arm tackles. However, Henderson is a work-in-progress. He is fine when running straight routes but still needs to develop his moves and cuts, route running skills and ability to separate on man-to-man coverage on underneath patterns. His ability to extend and catch when in a group needs to also improve. The receiver has talent and speed and could become a true number one pass catcher if he continues to work at it.