Saints secondary depth chart predictions after 2022 NFL Draft
The New Orleans Saints’ secondary was a strength of the team last season and despite losing talent, should be just as strong, if not stronger, in 2022.
While the offseason got off to a not-so-great start for the New Orleans Saints, they rebounded pretty well. Losing Marcus Williams to the Ravens and then Malcolm Jenkins retiring put the team in a bit of a tough situation when it came to their secondary.
The team signed Marcus Maye to replace Williams and later brought Tyrann Mathieu back home to Louisiana. Those two moves meant the secondary was once again in a decent situation moving forward.
With all of that said, let’s check out what the secondary depth chart could look like.
All stats and snap counts are courtesy of Pro Football Reference.
LCB Starter: Paulson Adebo
Reserves: Alontae Taylor, Dylan Mabin, DaMarcus Fields
The Saints were fortunate that rookie third-round pick Paulson Adebo immediately made his presence felt in the secondary. He had his ups and downs but for the most part, he played well considering it was his first year in the league.
This year, the Saints spent another Day 2 selection on a cornerback with their second-round pick of Alontae Taylor out of Tennessee. It was a surprising pick for that early in the draft but Taylor fits what the Saints are looking for, which is versatile players in the secondary.
Dylan Mabin played college ball at Fordham and spent the 2020 season with the Vikings and Raiders. DaMarcus Fields went undrafted out of Texas Tech and might be able to pass Mabin on the depth chart. Both of these guys are likely practice squad candidates.