The 2022 NFL draft is just a week away (give or take a day, and depending on which time zone you’re reading this from, sure) and the New Orleans Saints have done a really good job at positioning themselves to land some impact players. Between a blockbuster trade to acquire another first-round pick and some underrated additions in free agency, this is a team that can compete right away.
New Orleans now has a few clear roster needs to address and enough prime draft picks (at Nos. 16, 19, 49, and 98 overall) to check those boxes in a hurry. Later-round picks at Nos. 120, 161, and 194 are also useful for adding more rookie talent, and maybe packaging in trades for some more draft-day maneuvering once the board takes shape.
So with all of that said, here are some of the positions we could see the Saints go after in the upcoming 2022 draft: