The 2022 NFL draft officially begins today. The New Orleans Saints are set to select at pick Nos. 16 and 19. Whether they move up again or sit tight remains to be seen. But top candidates should be within reach either way at positions of need for New Orleans.
The Saints are in dire need of a dynamic wide receiver that can stretch the field opposite wideout Michael Thomas who is expected to make his return in 2022. They’ll also be looking to replace veteran assets at key positions. Left tackle is wide open with the departure of Terron Armstead and the team could use some safety help on defense after Marcus Williams took his new deal with the Baltimore Ravens and Malcolm Jenkins announced his retirement.
Perhaps the sneakiest need for New Orleans is in the defensive interior. The Saints have a lot of young talent, but only one bona fide starter in David Onyemata. Here are the top three prospects available at each position of need according to Saints Wire’s Dylan Sanders top 100 big board.