New Orleans Saints RB depth chart ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

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RB2: Mark Ingram

Originally drafted by New Orleans in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Mark Ingram didn’t truly make his mark until the fourth year of his pro career when he rushed for 964 yards and nine touchdowns. He was with the Saints until the 2018 season when he ended up signing with the Ravens in the 2019 offseason.

Ingram went on to spend two years with Baltimore and had over 1,000 yards rushing during his first season there. After the 2020 season wrapped up, he was released and went on to sign with the Texans.

Well, midway through the 2021 season, NOLA traded for Ingram and the reunion was a lot of fun for everyone. Ingram stepped in and took a bit to get going but it was nice to have him around when Kamara was injured and unable to play.

While Ingram didn’t end the season on a high note, he still rushed for 260 yards and a touchdown through seven games. I wouldn’t be shocked if Ingram isn’t on the team in 2022 but with Kamara’s possible suspension, it might be best for the team to keep him around.