New Orleans Saints OL depth chart ahead of 2022 NFL Draft

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The New Orleans Saints need to add help to their offensive line and the 2022 NFL Draft should be a way in which they can do so. Let’s take a look at the current offensive line depth chart.

Entering the 2021 season, the New Orleans Saints looked to have one of the best offensive lines in the league. Unfortunately, injuries prevented the group from ever truly gelling, as Cesar Ruiz was the only one who was healthy throughout the season and he was the weakest starter by far.

With Terron Armstead heading to Miami, the Saints will likely be adding an offensive lineman or two when the 2022 NFL Draft gets underway. Until we know more, let’s look at the current state of the offensive line depth chart, utilizing the Saints’ official roster.

Starting Tackles: James Hurst (LT), Ryan Ramczyk (RT)

What stands to change the most as a result of the draft is what James Hurst’s role will be. Will the depth piece over the past few years remain as the starting left tackle when the season gets underway or will he be relegated to backup duties due to the addition of a rookie left tackle?

Ryan Ramcyzk is obviously going to start at right tackle and hopefully he can stay healthy this year, which wasn’t the case in 2021. When Ramczyk is able to take the field, he’s one of the best right tackles in the league so even without Armstead, it doesn’t make sense to move Ramczyk with how damn good he is on the right side.