Another wave of 2022 NFL mock drafts have rushed across the league’s media landscape, and many draft analysts are finally starting to catch on to one of the New Orleans Saints’ biggest needs: wide receiver. Their offense has collapsed without Michael Thomas; Deonte Harris and Tre’Quan Smith lead the team with 42.7 and 39.3 receiving yards per game, respectively. The unit has struggled all season even when Jameis Winston and Alvin Kamara were in the backfield behind a healthy offensive line, and it couldn’t be more obvious that they need a serious talent injection there.
There’s some “chicken or the egg” discourse — should the Saints focus on adding more receivers, or prioritize an upgrade at quarterback? — in these newest mock drafts but one thing could lead to the other. A stronger supporting cast helps whoever ends up starting under center. Let’s dig in to what the latest mock drafts are saying about the Saints: