2022 NFL Team Draft Page

New Orleans Saints



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 22

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB
WR
OT

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WRS
DL3T

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
TE

Depth Fill (P4)
DL5T
OLB
ILB
SFTY
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
RBC
OG
OC
NT

Minimal Need (P9)
EDGE


SAINTS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/22/2021

R1
17
New Orleans
Desmond Ridder
Cincinnati
QB
Reach/Value:
-17
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
225
Desmond Ridder NFL Draft photo
What a difference a week makes! In Week 1 the Saints destroyed the favored Packers (-3.5) and Jameis Winston was heralded as fixed, annointed the Saints QBofthefuture, and the league's next star. Alas, we saw totally the opposite in Week 2; a total offensive collapse with just 128 total yards and a really awful outing for Winston (11-22-111-0TD-2INT). Had Drafttek put out a mock draft following Week 1 a QB would have been considered off the table. Just 7 days later and that 2022 RD1 QB is back front-and-center, with some quality outside receiving help not far behind.

The 2022 QB crop at this point does not appear to possess the top-end surefire franchise talent that the 2021 group featured, yet here we are with Drafttek projecting 6 QBs for RD1. The Saints gett Cincinnati Bearcat signal caller Desmond Ridder. It's truly an evolving group, Spencer Rattler still maintains a tenuous hold on the top-QB-off-the-board, though we wonder if his newfound endorsement riches and lame brand logo are going to his head and soiling his play in 2021. Another pre-season favorite son, Kedon Slovis, is doing the best he can in the midst of mid-season coach-change chaos at USC. We wonder if Slovis will find his way thru the transfer portal to more friendly environs next season, to be ready for the 2023 draft. Meanwhile, a collection of pre-season nobodies are surging up the board with stellar early-season performances. Could Matt Corral, Brennan Armstrong or Jake Haener find their way to the Big Easy? Or will Jameis WInston get back on track and be the Saints long-term answer? Stayed tuned!
R2
49
New Orleans
David Bell
Purdue
WR
Reach/Value:
-8
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
210
David Bell NFL Draft photo
R4
113
New Orleans
Myron Cunningham
Arkansas
OT
Reach/Value:
-17
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
325
Myron Cunningham NFL Draft photo
R5
145
New Orleans
Wan'Dale Robinson
Kentucky
WRS
Reach/Value:
+1
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185
Wan'Dale Robinson NFL Draft photo
R6
177
New Orleans
Matt Bedford
Indiana
OT
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
314
Matt Bedford NFL Draft photo
R7
209
New Orleans
Taron Vincent
Ohio State
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-12
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
303
Taron Vincent NFL Draft photo


SAINTS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2021 1 28 Payton Turner Houston EDGE Reach -31
2021 2 60 Pete Werner Ohio State ILB Reach -40
2021 3 76 Paulson Adebo Stanford CB Reach -16
2021 4 133 Ian Book Notre Dame QB Reach -69
2021 6 206 Landon Young Kentucky OT Reach -26
2021 7 255 Kawaan Baker South Alabama WR Reach -99
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 24 Cesar Ruiz Michigan OC Reach -11
2020 3 74 Zack Baun Wisconsin OLB Value +35
2020 3 105 Adam Trautman Dayton TE Reach -23
2020 7 240 Tommy Stevens Mississippi State QB Reach -114
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 2 48 Erik McCoy Texas A&M OC Value +6
2019 4 105 C Gardner-Johnson Florida S Value +85
2019 6 177 Saquan Hampton Rutgers S Reach -22
2019 7 231 Alize Mack Notre Dame TE Value +14
2019 7 244 Kaden Elliss Idaho LB Reach -49
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 14 Marcus Davenport UTSA EDGE Value +0
2018 3 91 Tre'Quan Smith UCF WR Reach -2
2018 4 127 Rick Leonard Florida St OT Reach -111
2018 5 164 Natrell Jamerson Wisonsin S Reach -146
2018 6 189 Kamrin Moore Boston College CB Reach -126
2018 6 201 Boston Scott LA Tech RB Reach -124
2018 7 245 Will Clapp LSU OG Reach -12
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 1 11 Marshon Lattimore Ohio St CB Value +5
2017 1 32 Ryan Ramczyk Wisconsin OT Value +13
2017 2 42 Marcus Williams Utah S Reach -2
2017 3 67 Alvin Kamara Tennessee RBF Value +5
2017 3 76 Alex Anzalone Florida OLB Reach -14
2017 3 103 Trey Hendrickson Florida Atlantic EDGE Reach -58
2017 6 196 Al-Quadin Muhammad Miami (FL) DE Value +3
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 12 Sheldon Rankins Louisville DL5T Reach -1
2016 2 47 Michael Thomas Ohio State WR Reach -4
2016 2 61 Vonn Bell Ohio State S Value +5
2016 4 120 David Onyemata Manitoba DL1T Reach -317
2016 7 237 Daniel Lasco California RB Value +50
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 13 Andrus Peat Stanford OT Reach -11
2015 1 31 Stephone Anthony Clemson ILB Reach -21
2015 2 44 Hau'oli Kikaha Washington EDGE Reach -36
2015 3 75 Garrett Grayson Colorado State QB Reach -43
2015 3 78 P.J. Williams Florida St CB Value +27
2015 5 148 Davis Tull UT-Chattanooga EDGE Value +31
2015 5 154 Tyeler Davison Fresno St DL3T Reach -104
2015 5 167 Damian Swann Georgia CB Reach -122
2015 6 187 Evan Spencer Ohio State WR Reach -192
2015 7 230 Marcus Murphy Missouri RB Value +15
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 20 Brandin Cooks Oregon State WR Reach -2
2014 2 58 Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska CB Reach -42
2014 4 126 Khairi Fortt California EDGE Reach -47
2014 5 167 Vinnie Sunseri Alabama S Reach -72
2014 5 169 Ronald Powell Florida EDGE Value +23
2014 6 202 Tavon Rooks Kansas State OT Reach -68