1 quarterback the Saints can target in each round of 2022 NFL Draft

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Round 3: Bailey Zappe (Western Kentucky)

Bailey Zappe is an interesting prospect and one who, depending on where you look, could be a Day 2 or Day 3 selection. While The Draft Network has him a late-round prospect, it doesn’t feel as though Zappe will be on the board when the third and final day of the draft rolls around.

Now, it should be noted that Zappe isn’t going to be a starting option in 2022. He’ll need time to develop and that’s why New Orleans could be a nice landing spot for him.

The Hilltopper product threw for 5,967 yards, 62 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions, which are absolutely astonishing numbers. It’s definitely worth mentioning that Zappe played at Western Kentucky in 2021 and therefore, wasn’t facing top-notch competition.

Still, we have to respect throwing for just shy of 6,000 yards and over 60 touchdowns when it happens because it’s not an easy thing to do no matter where you play. Zappe is definitely someone to keep an eye on for the Saints in round three.

Round 4: Jack Coan (Notre Dame)

There’s a pretty lengthy drop-off between Zappe and the final batch of quarterbacks who will be on the board when the third day of the draft takes place.

Jack Coan is someone the Saints might be interested in the fourth round. Fans will probably not love the idea of taking another Notre Dame quarterback in round four, but Coan spent four years at Wisconsin and then played his fifth and final year with the Fighting Irish and put up the best numbers of his career.

Coan threw for 3,150 yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions during his lone year at Notre Dame. He’s not going to be an immediate starter but letting him sit and learn from Winston the next two years might not be a bad approach.