3 takeaways from the NOLA Saints’ intriguing 2022 draft choices

Leigh Oleszczak
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NOLA Saints content with tight end options

Entering the draft, fans hoped that the team might invest in a tight end at some point during the draft. After all, the three main options (Adam Trautman, Nick Vannett, and Juwan Johnson) combined for 555 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2021, which isn’t ideal.

The three aforementioned options at tight end are all returning in 2022 and Taysom Hill is also going to transition to playing tight end. This could be why the team passed on taking a tight end at any point during the draft, as they clearly felt they had four serviceable options.

Hill hasn’t played tight end regularly during his career so banking on him to be the guy there is risky. Trautman was a third-round pick just two years ago and perhaps the team is hoping that the third time is the charm for the Dayton product.

Vannett was never thought of to be anything more than a backup and Johnson had a crazy start to the season but tapered off as the season progressed.

I’d have liked to have seen the team add a tight end but by not drafting one, they showed that they’re happy with the names they have at the position.

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