New Orleans Saints draft picks 2022: Round-by-round selections

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Here is a 2022 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the New Orleans Saints:

Round 1 (No. 11 overall, from Commanders) - Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State: The Saints make their second move up the board this month following an earlier deal with the Eagles. This seems to feed the notion New Orleans is collecting players to compete in the NFC now rather than finding a long-term successor for retired QB Drew Brees. Olave's speed and smooth route running could eventually make him a clear-cut No. 1 target, not to mention his ability to find the end zone. But in the near term, he'd be a dangerous complement to fellow former Buckeyes WR Michael Thomas and RB Alvin Kamara. Draft tracker

Round 1 (19, from Eagles) - Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa: A talented, nasty player for the blind side, he'll remind Saints fans of Kyle Turley and hopefully help them forget about departed LT Terron Armstead. The 6-7, 325-pound Penning comes with bad intentions, his play-to-the-whistle mentality evident at the Senior Bowl, where Penning ruffled some feathers. But QB Jameis Winston and teammates should love him ... assuming Penning makes a smooth transition from the FCS level. Draft tracker

Round 2 (49) - Alontae Taylor, CB, Tennessee: The Saints fortify their pass defense, and Taylor could vie for a starting job opposite Marshon Lattimore. Taylor only surrendered one TD pass over the past two seasons for the Vols. Draft tracker

Round 5 (161) - D'Marco Jackson, LB, Appalachian State

Round 6 (194, from Colts through Eagles) - Jordan Jackson, DT, Air Force

New Orleans Saints' last five top draft picks: 

  • 2021 (No. 28 overall): Payton Turner, DE, Houston
  • 2020 (No. 24 overall): Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
  • 2019 (No. 48 overall): Erik McCoy, C, Texas A&M
  • 2018 (No. 14 overall): Marcus Davenport, DE, Texas-San Antonio
  • 2017 (No. 11 overall): Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

2022 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Commanders | Cowboys | Eagles | Giants

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks