New Orleans Saints Mock Draft – 7 Rounds

New Orleans Saints Mock Draft – 7 Rounds
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Here is a 7 round New Orleans Saints mock draft for 2022.

Using our mock draft simulator, here are the players who could be in play for the New Orleans Saints in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Even though this does not include trades it does give an indication as to who may be available when the Saints pick.

Here is your New Orleans Saints Mock Draft

Round 1: Pick 16 – Trevor Penning – OT – Northern Iowa

2022 NFL draft: Trevor Penning scouting report
Image Credit: USA Today

Terron Armstead has left the building, but the rest of the Saints line is still strong. By adding Penning they boost their run game which they will rely heavily on, whoever is under centre

Round 1: Pick 19 –  Jameson Williams – WR – Alabama

With both Pickett and Willis off the board, the Saints address a position of need by taking the Alabama speedster. Even if Michael Thomas stays, The Saints need help at the position – Williams has the potential to be a complete receiver

Round 2: Pick 49 – George Pickens – WR- Georgia

The Saints double down at receiver, and take a prospect who has all the ability to become a true WR1. Presumptive starter Jameis Winston will certainly be happy to have multiple pass catching options

Round 3: Pick 98 – Nick Cross – S – Maryland

2022 NFL draft: Meet Nick Cross, Maryland's versatile DB prospect
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Cross cuts an intriguing figure. With the ability to come down and play LB in sub packages, he has plenty of versatility and upside and should be viewed as a free safety developmental prospect. He could also provide early special teams returns

Round 4: Pick 120 – James Cook – RB – Georgia

Whilst Alvin Kamala will command the lions share of snaps out of the backfield, other options are required. A patient runner, with pass catching upside he can also be flexed out from the backfield into the slot or out wide.

Round 5: Pick 161 – Jamaree Salyer – OL –  Georgia

Back to back Georgia Bulldogs for the Saints. Likely to project as a guard at the NFL level, Salyer seems a steal here. He can offer cover in multiple spots in case of absences across the o-line, whilst also having enough tools to possibly earn a starting role down the line

Round 6: Pick 194 – Derion Kendrick – CB – Georgia

Derion Kendrick, dismissed by Clemson, sets 'great example' at Georgia
Image Credit: Greenville Online

And there is the Georgia hat-trick. Kendrick has enough tools to take a flyer on as a developmental prospect this late in the draft. His technique is raw and he lacks eye discipline,however he has enough athleticism, fluidity and ball skills for defensive coaches to work with.    

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