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New Orleans Saints 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

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:

EDSFootball - Hanson (5/10)

23. Ahmad Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

Both Marshon Lattimore, who will play on the fifth-year option, and Patrick Robinson are scheduled to become free agents next offseason. Especially if they aren't able to retain both, they could look to add another corner early in 2022. Gardner (6-2, 188) is a long corner with natural playmaking abilities -- three interceptions in each of his first two seasons for the Bearcats.

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (5/7)

20. Kedon Slovis, QB, USC

The football world awaits the camp battle between Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill to determine the successor after the retirement of quarterback Drew Brees. But with rumblings that the New Orleans Saints were looking to move up in the first round a few days ago, potentially to draft a quarterback if the one they liked was available, QB might be a position to watch for the Saints next spring.

Kedon Slovis, the USC passer, might be the kind of QB to catch Sean Payton's eye. Through 18 career games for the Trojans Slovis has posted a completion percentage of 70.0%, along with 5,423 passing yards, 47 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, giving him a career NCAA Passing Efficiency mark of 158.2. His ball placement and proficiency could be a fit in Payton's offense.

PFF - Renner (5/7)

18. Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State

The SEC is loaded with corners heading into 2021, and Emerson's game deserves more love. He broke up 12 of his 59 targets as a sophomore this past season and only allowed 33 catches for 306 yards. He's a long playmaker on the outside at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds.

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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 post-draft roundup for the Saints in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 18

Player who benefited most from draft: WR Tre'Quan Smith

Smith already had a big opportunity to emerge as New Orleans' No. 2 wide receiver this year after the Saints released veteran Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. But his role was further cemented when the Saints didn't draft a WR until Round 7. Smith has shown flashes of potential since being drafted in Round 3 in 2018 and provides extra value as a blocker. But he has never tallied more than 34 catches or 448 yards in a season and could use a breakout heading into the final year of his contract. -- Mike Triplett

NFL.com -- Rank: 10

We kept waiting for Sean Payton to pull a rabbit out of his hat and come out of this offseason with a blockbuster QB successor to Drew Brees … but no. It now appears all but certain that it will be Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill battling for the QB1 gig come training camp. It feels like a huge roll of the dice for a win-now organization, especially coming in an offseason where there were numerous free-agent, trade and draft options to reset the position. New Orleans used the first three picks of its draft class on defenders, but the 2021 season feels like it will ultimately come down to whether Payton was right to put his faith in his in-house options at QB.

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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.

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WeekDateOpponentTime / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 12vs. Green Bay Packers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 19at Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 26at New England Patriots1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 3vs. New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 10at Washington Football Team1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6BYE
Week 7Mon., Oct. 25at Seattle Seahawks8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Oct. 31vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 7vs. Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 14at Tennessee Titans1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 21at Philadelphia Eagles1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Thu., Nov. 25vs. Buffalo Bills8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 13Thu., Dec. 2vs. Dallas Cowboys8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 12at New York Jets1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 19at Tampa Bay Buccaneers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 16Mon., Dec. 27vs. Miami Dolphins8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 2vs. Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 9at Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets

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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.

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

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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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