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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.

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2021 NFL Power Rankings: New Orleans Saints

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the New Orleans Saints rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 18 roundup for the Saints in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 19

New Year's resolution: Surround the next QB with more talent

Choosing the right quarterback in 2022 is obviously the top priority for a Saints team that has used five different QBs over the past calendar year. Jameis Winston probably remains the front-runner, but the Saints will consider all options -- blockbuster and otherwise -- because Winston is an unsigned free agent recovering from a torn ACL. Regardless of whom they choose, the Saints must surround their next QB with better pass-catchers and a more complete offensive line. Injuries were a major factor in 2021. WR Michael Thomas missed the entire season, while linemen Terron Armstead, Ryan Ramczyk and Andrus Peat missed ample time. Now the Saints will face some tough financial decisions about how many of those guys they can bring back in 2022, in addition to adding more reinforcements. -- Mike Triplett

NFL.com -- Rank: 16

The Saints are somehow still alive in the NFC playoff picture -- a testament to great coaching and the fight of a decimated team that has battled through adversity. The defense again played the starring role against the Panthers, piling up seven sacks of Sam Darnold in an 18-10 win at the Superdome. The pass rush was led by Cam Jordan, who's on a heater right now: The veteran had 3.5 sacks Sunday and has posted at least two sacks in three straight games. A win over the hated Falcons, coupled with a Niners loss to the Rams, puts New Orleans in the dance.

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New Orleans Saints: 2021 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Saints in 2021.

MORE: 2021 NFL Strength of Schedule

WeekDateOpponentResults
Week 1Sun., Sept. 12vs. Green Bay PackersW 38-3
Week 2Sun., Sept. 19at Carolina PanthersL 7-26
Week 3Sun., Sept. 26at New England PatriotsW 28-13
Week 4Sun., Oct. 3vs. New York GiantsL 21-27 (OT)
Week 5Sun., Oct. 10at Washington Football TeamW 33-22
Week 6BYE
Week 7Mon., Oct. 25at Seattle SeahawksW 13-10
Week 8Sun., Oct. 31vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersW 36-27
Week 9Sun., Nov. 7vs. Atlanta FalconsL 25-27
Week 10Sun., Nov. 14at Tennessee TitansL 21-23
Week 11Sun., Nov. 21at Philadelphia EaglesL 29-40
Week 12Thu., Nov. 25vs. Buffalo BillsL 6-31
Week 13Thu., Dec. 2vs. Dallas CowboysL 17-27
Week 14Sun., Dec. 12at New York JetsW 30-9
Week 15Sun., Dec. 19at Tampa Bay BuccaneersW 9-0
Week 16Mon., Dec. 27vs. Miami DolphinsL 3-20
Week 17Sun., Jan. 2vs. Carolina PanthersW 18-10
Week 18Sun., Jan. 9at Atlanta FalconsW 30-20

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New Orleans Saints 2021 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2021 NFL Draft picks selected by the New Orleans Saints.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
128Payton TurnerEDGEHouston
260Pete WernerLBOhio State
376Paulson AdeboCBStanford
4133Ian BookQBNotre Dame
6206Landon YoungOTKentucky
7255Kawaan BakerWRSouth Alabama

More: Full 2021 NFL Draft Results - New Orleans Saints Draft History

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New Orleans Saints Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2021 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Michael Thomas Average Draft Position

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