5 New Orleans Saints players who could become stars in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
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4. Lucas Krull

Tight end is a weird position for the Saints and the fact that Lucas Krull made the list here is proof of that. Krull was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh and is someone who could make a splash with this team assuming he makes the final roster.

Last year with Kenny Pickett as his quarterback, Krull totaled 38 receptions for 451 yards and six touchdowns. He’ll have competition this summer but could potentially beat out Nick Vannett and Juwan Johnson for the TE3 spot behind Adam Trautman and Taysom Hill.

With the tight end position so up in the air, Krull has the opportunity to not only make the roster but to become a favorite target of Jameis Winston’s throughout the season. He proved during the 2021 season that with a good quarterback he could be a fierce weapon in the offense and that’s what he could prove this year with Winston throwing the ball to him.

I’m excited to see what Krull can do this summer and am pulling for him to make the roster.