The NOLA Saints hit a home run in the 2022 NFL Draft, but the class of undrafted guys they added to the roster could create a huge impact on the organization as well.
The New Orleans Saints are no strangers to adding talent that can make a big impact, regardless of their draft status. NOLA added some serious talent in the draft pool this year, but the guys they signed after the draft was over might be the guys who make a bigger impact.
The Saints may have won the entire offseason with a lot of the moves they made, and this undrafted free agent class certainly helps their case. Let’s dive into each undrafted free agent the black and gold signed and what kind of role they could play on the Saints’ roster.
DaMarcus Fields, DB (Texas Tech)
DaMarcus Fields is a six-foot defensive back who was born in Taylor, Texas. Fields, a five-year starter for the Red Raiders’ defense, is a physical cornerback who can play either side of the field and stretch his skill set to play safety as well if need be.
Fields thrived as a hybrid defensive back and linebacker style of player on the Texas Tech defense, and he could look to make an impact in the Big Easy by doing the same. Fields, in his college career, racked up a whopping 213 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, four interceptions, four forced fumbles, four fumbles recovered, and 41 passes defended.
Fields will have some steep competition to try to make the Saints’ final 53-man roster this fall, but if there was any cornerback on the team that I could most compare to All-Pro Marshon Lattimore – it would be DaMarcus Fields.
Fields is physical by nature, and I would be willing to bet that he could give some of these other guys ahead of him on the depth chart a run for their money.
Final Roster Prediction: Practice Squad