The New Orleans Saints‘ 2022 draft came and went and while some players are in danger of losing their jobs, others are in a better position after the team didn’t address their respective position in the draft.
The Saints entered the draft with various different needs and while they addressed some of them, others weren’t touched on as much. That bodes well for the players we’re going to discuss here in this article.
Let’s take a look at four members of the Saints who saw their stocks rise following the draft.
4. Shy Tuttle
While the Saints spent a sixth-round pick on Jordan Jackson out of Air Force, the team didn’t spend an early pick on addressing RDT, which is where Shy Tuttle is expected to suit up. The former undrafted standout from Tennessee is entering his fourth season in New Orleans and appeared in all 17 games last year.
I’m not surprised that Tuttle will probably still be the starting option moving forward but the Saints could lose him, Marcus Davenport, and David Onyemata next year.
For now, however, Tuttle’s stock rose because he’ll likely get another year as a starter and that could help him get a big contract this time next year. His stock rose incredibly high following the draft and here’s to hoping he plays well again in 2022 and that the Saints can find a way to keep him.