The New Orleans Saints drafted five players in the 2022 NFL draft. Obviously, when a player gets drafted you want them to have immediate success and become a starter in year one. What is important to realize is that every player’s journey is different and people need time to grow. With that being said, some teams need players to jump ahead of the curve and provide solid depth. The Saints are going to be one of those teams this year.
Luckily for each of the draft picks this year, there is a path to a starting role for all of them. Some paths harder than others, however. Not everyone needs to make it all the way there, but some do in reality. Here is what every Saints draft pick needs to do to avoid being called a ‘bust’ in year one: