Sunday, November 28, 2021

New Orleans Saints 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our New Orleans Saints Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the New Orleans Saints from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Saints:

CBS Sports - Edwards (11/25)

19. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Williams is a really fluid wide receiver that can bridge the gap from Michael Thomas to the future. New Orleans has to find a long-term option at quarterback next.

NBC Sports Chicago - Morgan (11/24)

19. Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati

Ridder is another four year starter who has shown consistency and improvement during his college tenure. Currently, Ridder has his Cincinnati Bearcats vying for a shot at the National Title showcasing an undefeated season (11-0). Ridder is an ascending talent with dual-threat ability who seems to elevate his play against top competition. If Ridder falls to the Saints, creative head coach, Sean Payton might want to take a chance on a winning quarterback who avoids mistakes in crucial moments of games.

NBC Sports Philly - Roche (11/23)

19. Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State

Ekwonu has been used at both tackle and guard for the Wolfpack. He is a solid pass blocker, but really shines in the run game, winning at the point of attack and getting to the second level with ease.

The Draft Network - Sanchez (11/22)

19. Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

If you've watched any Kentucky games this year, you know this guy is a bonafide playmaker. Sean Payton has proven time and time again that he knows exactly what to do with versatile offensive weapons like Wan'Dale Robinson. This guy combined with Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill will give opposing defensive coordinators nightmares.

PFF - Treash (11/22)

19. Carson Strong, QB, Nevada

If Strong just had a little bit of mobility, folks would be hyping up the Nevada passer as the next big thing. Unfortunately, his lack of mobility is a major concern when projecting him in the NFL. He has zero explosive runs of 10-plus yards in 2021, and his below-average mobility hurts him under pressure. Strong has no ability to maneuver or escape muddy pockets and often will force bad throws when pressured, which is why he has a 43.6 passing grade under pressure in 2021. However, his rocket-launcher arm -- paired with an ultra-quick release and pinpoint accuracy -- makes him worth a first-round flier. From a clean pocket, Strong has earned a 92.5 passing grade with 27 big-time throws to seven turnover-worthy plays.

ESPN - Reid (11/17)

21. Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State

With Jameis Winston tearing his ACL in Week 8, quarterback could be an option, but the absence of Michael Thomas has brought the team's lack of talent at wide receiver to the forefront. A strong argument can be made that Dotson has the best hands and widest catch radius -- even though he's only 5-foot-11 -- of any receiver in this class. His route running and strong hands would be a welcomed addition in Sean Payton's offense. He has caught 80 passes for 993 yards and nine touchdowns this season.

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