5 bold predictions for the New Orleans Saints in the 2023 NFL Draft

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Saints bold prediction No. 4: Day two RB gets added to the mix

As long as Alvin Kamara is on the roster, he's going to get plenty of touches for New Orleans. Oddly enough, the star running back has never gained 1,000 yards on the ground in a single season but has added at least 439 yards in every campaign through the air.

Even in 2022 when he wasn't at his best, he finished with 1,387 total yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns.

It's unlikely he gains 1,000 yards this season since he again has a capable running mate to share the load. New Orleans added Jamaal Williams in free agency following his breakout campaign with the Detroit Lions. Williams set a franchise record with 17 touchdowns while finishing with a personal best of 1,066 yards.

Even with both of them under contract, this bold prediction is that the Saints add another back to the mix with a pick during the second night of the draft. As mentioned earlier, there are some loaded positions in this class with running back right up there (along with tight end).

General manager Mickey Loomis knows the importance of a committee in the backfield which will lead to him pulling the trigger on one more player capable of moving the chains on the ground.

Potential picks: Keaton Mitchell (East Carolina), Roschon Johnson (Texas), Tyjae Spears (Tulane)