3 positions Saints should stay away from in 2022 NFL Draft

Leigh Oleszczak
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New Orleans Saints tight end Adam Trautman (82) -Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

The New Orleans Saints have a lot of major needs to address this offseason but these three positions are ones they should not waste picks on.

While we know the team will add at least one wide receiver in the draft (hopefully more) along with some offensive linemen and hopefully a quarterback (unless they get Russell Wilson), fans are hoping the team doesn’t spend early picks on positions that simply aren’t a need.

Yes, adding depth is always a good idea but considering New Orleans has so many other priorities, spending early picks on these players would be foolish.

Let’s take a look at three positions the Saints need to stay away from when the draft rolls around in April.

3. Tight End

Some might tilt their heads when seeing tight end listed here but I’ll explain why the team should avoid drafting a tight end. First and foremost, this year’s class leaves little to be desired. There are some intriguing names like Trey McBride and Isaiah Likely, but for the most part, the class is pretty blah.

Secondly, the Saints have Adam Trautman under contract for another two years and Nick Vannett is under contract through at least next season (he has a potential out on his contract after 2022). Why spend a pick on a tight end if you have two guys under contract for potentially the next two seasons?

The Draft Network says the best tight end in the draft is Jalen Wydermyer out of Texas A&M and they have him as the No. 53 best overall prospect. That means the best tight end in the draft has a mid-second round value. This isn’t the year to find a tight end in the draft, unfortunately, so the Saints need to avoid the position if possible.

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