3 positions the Saints must address during the draft to remain competitive

With the NFL Draft coming up, the New Orleans Saints need to select the right players at the right positions. Here are 3 positions that must be addressed.
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Going into 2024, the New Orleans Saints are in an interesting spot. Coming off a 9-8 season, tied for the best record in the NFC South, they are still in a position to compete. However, New Orleans has needs that must be addressed if they are going to remain competitive next season.

With that understood, it is necessary for the Saints to not only draft the right players, but at the right positions. Here are the 3 positions that New Orleans must address during the draft to remain competitive.

3. Offensive tackle

The offensive tackle position is a massive need going into the NFL Draft. They need help on both the left and the right side. Last year’s Week 1 starters, Ryan Ramczyk and Trevor Penning, have major question marks going into next season. Ryan Ramczyk is dealing with a knee issue worse than what was expected going into the offseason. It is unclear if the former All-Pro will be able to play next season. Trevor Penning is different, as he just needs to develop. Penning had an awful year last season, but he still has potential, he just needs to start figuring it out. 

This year's NFL Draft class is super deep at the tackle position. There are amazing options in all rounds. Whether it’s Olu Fashanu in the first, Kiran Amagedjie in the second, or Roger Rosengarten in the fifth. All of these options would make a ton of sense. General Manager Mickey Loomis will have his pick of which player and when he would like to address the need. Finding the right selection for the Saints in 2024 is necessary for the Saints to be able to compete next year.