The New Orleans Saints have plenty of tight ends on their roster but are any of them good enough to be a solid TE1? Let’s take a look at the tight end depth chart before the draft gets underway.
The New Orleans Saints have had a tough time finding a solid tight end for the past few years and while they made the decision to move Taysom Hill to the position on a more full-time basis, it’s still an area that has room to grow.
Whether or not the Saints decide to add some tight end help in the draft, the position is one that fans will be keeping a close eye on this summer. The three main names at the position from a season ago are back for the 2022 season along with some new faces as well.
As we have done with the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions, let’s glance at the tight end depth chart before the 2022 NFL Draft gets underway. Will this depth chart change much once the draft has concluded?
TE1: Taysom Hill
As odd as this is to think about, Taysom Hill might very well be the starting tight end when the season gets underway in September.
We all know Hill’s story by this point; A quarterback at BYU who went undrafted and joined the Saints in 2017 soon found his way into a much bigger role. For whatever reason, Sean Payton was infatuated with Hill and gave him weird contract after weird contract.
Hill was an entertaining player, serving as an offensive weapon for the Saints and eventually finding his way as the starting quarterback when Drew Brees was injured in the 2020 season.Hill lost the starting job to Jameis Winston last summer and while Payton got his guy paid one last time before he stepped away from coaching, the experiment at quarterback is over for Hill.
Dennis Allen said the goal was to move Hill to tight end and we’ve seen enough to show that he’s the best option at the position for the team right now.