New Orleans Saints 2022 NFL Draft tracker and updates

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Here’s one place where you can find updates regarding the New Orleans Saints’ 2022 NFL Draft. Picks and trades will be updated throughout the draft.

The New Orleans Saints have two first-round selections in the 2022 NFL Draft thanks to a big trade made with the Philadelphia Eagles. They’ll now be selecting 16th and 19th overall when this year’s draft gets underway later this month.

How many total picks are in the 2022 NFL Draft?

The draft consists of a total of 262 picks that span seven rounds. The first round is held on Thursday, April 28, the second and third rounds are on Friday, April 29, and rounds four through seven take place on Saturday, April 30.

How much time between picks in each round of the 2022 NFL Draft?

Teams have 10 minutes to decide who they want to add to their roster during the first round of action. Teams have seven minutes to make their pick in the second round. Five minutes are on the clock for teams in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth rounds, organizations while the final round only gives teams four minutes.

What are compensatory picks in the NFL Draft?

When teams lose players in free agency, they’re sometimes granted what are called “compensatory picks”. This is to help those teams find a possible replacement for a key player.

The official NFL explanation is as follows:

"“the value of the compensatory free agents gained or lost by each team is totaled, and a team is awarded picks of equal value to the net loss of compensatory free agents, up to a maximum of four.”"

What NFL team has the most picks in the 2022 NFL Draft?

Two teams have 12 picks in this year’s draft and those teams are the Chiefs and the Jaguars. Jacksonville holding the most picks isn’t a surprise considering how bad they were but Kansas City is a bit of a surprise team, as they made it all the way to the AFC Championship game, which was their fourth appearance in a row in the big game.

A big reason why KC holds so many picks is their trade of Tyreek Hill, which granted them extra picks that they didn’t have before. No one will be shocked to see the Chiefs trade several of those picks to potentially move up and draft a key player so it’s doubtful they still hold 12 picks when the draft gets underway.

What are undrafted free agents and when can they be signed?

When the draft finishes up, there are still plenty of prospects who are waiting to have a chance to prove themselves in the pros. These players, once signed, are referred to as undrafted free agents and can be signed once the seventh round has concluded. Marquez Callaway is a recent example of a Saints UDFA who has gone on to stick with the team.

How many picks do the Saints have in the 2022 NFL Draft?

After their trades with the Eagles and Commanders, New Orleans holds five selections in this year’s draft. Be sure to bookmark this article, however, so that you can keep up with whatever changes take place. As we’ve seen, NOLA isn’t shy about making trades in the draft. We’ll update this article if things change.

New Orleans Saints 2022 NFL Draft Picks

  • First Round
    • No. 11 (Traded with Commanders) — Chris Olave, WR (Ohio State)
      • Saints get pick 11, Commanders get picks 16, 98, and 120
    • No. 19 — Trevor Penning, OT (Northern Iowa)
  • Second Round
    • No. 49 — Alontae Taylor, CB (Tennessee)
  • Fifth Round
    • No. 161 — D’Marco Jackson, LB (Appalachian State)
  • Sixth Round
    • No. 194 — Jordan Jackson, DT (Air Force)

How to watch the 2022 NFL Draft

Date and Time:

  • Day 1 (First Round)
    • Thursday, April 28 – 7 pm CST
  •  Day 2 (Second and Third Round)
    • Friday, April 29 – 6 pm CST
  • Day 3 (Rounds 4 – 7)
    • Saturday, April 30 – 11 am CST

TV Broadcast

  • ABC
  • ESPN
  • ESPN Deportes
  • NFL Network

Streaming:

Check out FuboTV to stream the draft. Sign up for a free seven-day trial before the draft kicks off!

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