New Orleans Saints RB depth chart ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

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RB4: Josh Adams

The Saints signed Josh Adams back in January and he’s not someone who should be seeing much playing time, if any, for the black and gold.

New Orleans clearly likes players from Notre Dame, especially running backs, as Adams also played for the Fighting Irish. He went undrafted in 2018 and spent some time with the Eagles that season, rushing for 511 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games and five starts, which is pretty dang good considering how unknown he was at that time.

Adams then spent the next three years with the Jets where he was never much more than a practice squad guy. He appeared in just 12 games over that three-year span and rushed for just 169 yards, with 157 of those yards coming in the 2020 season alone. He looked good in that 2020 season in New York, also totaling two touchdowns that year.

Adams is someone who, in the right situation, might be able to break through and be more than an RB4 with a team. He has good size, is fast, and has special teams experience, which could be reason enough to give him a look this summer.

It’s likely if the Saints draft a running back or find a decent UDFA that Adams will be the first guy to go but there’s reason to believe he could leapfrog Jones this summer.