This undrafted defensive back turned wide receiver was signed by the Saints after a tryout during the team’s rookie minicamp. After three injury-filled seasons at safety, Steve Hull enjoyed a breakout season at receiver for the University of Illinois during his senior campaign.
The 6-foot-2, 200 pounder actually led the nation with 46 catches for 712 receiving yards during the last five games of 2013.
Hull finished the year with 59 catches for 993 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 16.8 yards per catch during his final season, and also contributed on special teams.
The WR position is stocked with a ton of talent, so special teams is likely Hull’s best bet at making the roster. You have Nick Toon, Robert Meachem, Joe Morgan, Seantavoius Jones, Brandon Coleman, Charles Hawkins, and Andy Tanner all fighting for one of those coveted receiver spots.
Hull had very solid 4.54 40-yard dash time at the Illini’s pro day. He also registered a vertical jump of 36 1/2 inches and a 122-inch broad jump.