3 takeaways from the NOLA Saints’ intriguing 2022 draft choices

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NOLA Saints want their defense to be stocked with depth

Despite having a highly-impressive defense and one of the worst offenses in 2021, New Orleans only spent two of their five picks on the offensive side of the ball. Now those two picks on offense came in the first round but after that, it was all defense for the Saints.

First, Alontae Taylor joined the team in the second round and he’ll give them another weapon n the secondary. While some might argue that NOLA reached with their pick of Taylor at No. 49, he can play both corner and safety, so he’s versatile and should fit in well with New Orleans’ defense.

D’Marco Jackson is going to be a key special teams contributor but should be able to help stop the run. He put up an insane 119 tackles during his final year at Appalachian State so he’s clearly not afraid to wrap up a playmaker and bring him down.

Jordan Jackson gives the Saints yet another option for their defensive line and they could have quite the rotation there. Jackson won’t be anything more than a third-stringer but he’s yet another piece for a strong unit upfront.

The Saints could have spent all of their picks on offense and fans wouldn’t have been mad but they chose to stick to their strengths and beef up the defense with three of their five draft choices.