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New Orleans Saints



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 12

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
QB
WR
OT
SFTY

Starter Need Medium (P3)
WRS
TE
DL3T
EDGE

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
OG
OC

Depth Fill (P4)
NT
DL5T
OLB
ILB
CB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
RBC

Minimal Need (P9)


SAINTS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #13
Most recent mock draft update: 1/12/2022

R1
18
New Orleans
Sam Howell
North Carolina
QB
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
230
Sam Howell NFL Draft photo
Sam Howell began the season as a top-5 prospect just behind the now-forgotten Spencer Rattler. After a slow start to the season, his draft stock slid down to mid-round talk. In his first two seasons at North Carolina, Howell enjoyed the company of now NFLer's Michael Carter, Javonte Williams, Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome. All four bolted to the NFL, leaving Howell to fend with the leftovers in 2021. He took a beating, incurring 44 sacks. We wouldn't be surprised to see Howell trend upward in the process leading to the 2022 NFL draft. If anyone can develop QB talent, it's Sean Payton ... that is, if the Raiders do not lure him away.


Despite missing the playoffs, Payton did a fantastic job this season. Consider the roadblocks he endured. His team was forced to evacuate their home field the first month of the season. He started 4 different QBs --Winston, Hill, Siemian, and Book. Alvin Kamara missed time. Michael Thomas played hooky. The black-and-gold defense was infected by the injury bug. (The Saints listed 58 different starters in 2021, the largest count of starters in a season ever in the NFL.)

The team is due for good fortune. Fortunately, pick 18 has been a lucky number in the NFL draft.

~DatBudMan, Saints Analyst
R2
49
New Orleans
Jaquan Brisker
Penn State
S
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
210
Jaquan Brisker NFL Draft photo
R4
111
New Orleans
Dontario Drummond
Ole Miss
WR
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
220
Dontario Drummond NFL Draft photo
R5
146
New Orleans
Sam Williams
Ole Miss
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+21
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
265
Sam Williams NFL Draft photo
R6
177
New Orleans
Dawand Jones
Ohio State
OT
Reach/Value:
-32
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
360
Dawand Jones NFL Draft photo
R7
208
New Orleans
Greg Dulcich
UCLA
TE
Reach/Value:
+19
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
238
Greg Dulcich 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