4 dage til NFL draften – her er hvem Saints vælger i mock drafts

Skrevet af Ulrik Gorm

Skrevet af Ulrik Gorm

den 24. april 2022

NFL afholder sæsonens draft natten til fredag og New Orleans Saints har siden vi her på siden sidst kiggede på mock drafts skiftet det 18. pick ud med det 16. og 19. valg.

Her er hvem de forskellige eksperter spår til Saints med det 16. og 19. pick.

Mock draft – 16. pick

Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

New Orleans takes a WR with elite speed and tremendous upside to pair with the big, physical Michael Thomas.

– Peter Schrager (

The Saints are excited to get their two-time All-Pro WR Michael Thomas back at full speed. Add this flyer from Columbus to the mix, and their joy is full.

– Charles Davis (

In the first edition of this mock, I had this pick traded to the Chicago Bears for a 2023 first-rounder. But then Saints general manager Mickey Loomis decided to give much more than that. In the end, New Orleans gave up Picks 18, 101 and 237 this year, along with their 2023 first-rounder and 2024 second-rounder, in exchange for Picks 16, 19 and 194 this year. With their newly acquired first-round pick, New Orleans should go after Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave, who has the wheels to be a deep threat at the next level and is one of the more refined route-runners in the class. He ranks first in the Power Five in deep receiving touchdowns over the last three seasons and stands at the 97th percentile in separation rate over that span.

– Anthony Treash (PFF)

Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

It’s hard to see the Saints passing on a quarterback, given the price they paid to add this selection. Ridder’s maturity, arm strength and athleticism give him a chance to be a very good starter down the road, and he’ll be ready to go in 2023 after veterans Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton pass the torch.

– Chad Reuter (

Malik Willis, QB Liberty

I’m sure New Orleans came into the draft expecting to take a left tackle or receiver with this choice, acquired in a trade earlier this month with the Eagles, but passing on Willis will likely be too difficult if he’s there.

– Lance Zierlein (

Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa

Penning plays with an edge and the sole intent is to prove any remaining doubters wrong. He had a strong season and a dominant-at-times Senior Bowl week, and he could end up going in the top half of the first round when all is said and done. He’ll fill a big need in New Orleans but it’ fair to question if the price of moving up a few spots is worth it for the fourth offensive tackle to go off the board.

– Ryan Wilson (CBS)

Charles Gross, OL, Miss. State

The Saints’ trade-up ultimately yields a top-end talent at the tackle position. Mission accomplished.

– Chris Trapasso (CBS)

Mock draft – 19. pick

Jordan Davis, DT, Georgia

The NFL Scouting Combine superhero would find a great defensive coaching staff and core to learn from in New Orleans. Is he going to be the 340-pound physical freak we all saw in Indy or the 360-pound player at UGA who struggled to stay on the field versus Alabama the first time they played last season?

– Peter Schrager (

Devonte Wyatt, DT, Georgia

I love this guy’s competitiveness, strength, speed and bounce. He will provide consistent inside pass pressure for New Orleans.

– Charles Davis (

Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah

New Orleans’ plan to find new future leaders on both sides of the ball in this draft pays off with the selections of Ridder and Lloyd. The former Ute can start at any of the Saints’ three linebacker spots because of his ability to rush the passer, cover tight ends and stick his nose into the run game.

– Chad Reuter (

Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

If New Orleans takes Willis at No. 16, it would only make sense to pair him with a speedy home-run hitter he could grow with over the long haul.

– Lance Zierlein (

Matt Correl, QB, Ole Miss

Corral is our QB1 but we know he’s not for everybody. That said, he fits the profile of the QB position is evolving into — he’s athletic, has a strong arm, and is tough. And if Sean Payton liked the idea of Taysom Hill in that role, Dennis Allen will love Corral’s potential.

– Ryan Wilson (CBS)

George Karlaftis, Edge, Perdue

The Saints add more outside pass-rush talent to their defense with Karlaftis.

– Chris Trapasso (CBS)

Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

New Orleans is in the market for a new left tackle after they were forced to let Terron Armstead walk in free agency. While it may take some time to adjust to the NFL, Raimann is an incredibly promising prospect. He grew up in Austria, came to the USA as a foreign exchange student, and secured a scholarship at Central Michigan after one year of high school football. He started his career at tight end for two seasons before switching to tackle the past two seasons and notably earned PFF MAC Offensive Player of the Year honors for his performance in 2021. Measuring in at 6-foot-7 and 305 pounds, Raimann earned a 94.3 PFF grade last season, putting up a 93.3 run-block grade and an 88.7 pass-block grade to boot. He was virtually flawless in pass protection over his last six games, too, with zero pressures allowed in that span.

– Anthony Treash (PFF)

2 Kommentarer

  1. kangaroo

    Min “mockdraft” siger #16 Trevor Penning og #19 Chris Olave
    Vores #49 må gerne bruges på en safety
    Jeg synes vi skal vente med QB til næste år

  2. Ulrik Jensen

    Meget enig. Jeg håber der går et par QBs hurtigt, så det måske skubber en WR ned til os. Og forhåbentlig også en OT – så er jeg også meget tilfreds 🙂
    Saints kunne også gå med endnu en WR på anden runde valget. Det bliver spænende!


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