A day-three draft prospect that could make an immediate difference for the Saints

The New Orleans Saints only have two picks over the first two days of the 2024 NFL Draft, so they need to find some impactful players on day three.
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Because of cap space, the New Orleans Saints haven’t had an explosive free agency. The majority of the offseason for New Orleans has been spent restructuring contracts and making small depth signings. The biggest acquisition of the offseason was the signing of defensive end Chase Young.

However, free agency isn’t the only way to improve the roster in the offseason. The Saints, and the rest of the NFL still have the 2024 Draft. For New Orleans, who needs to improve the roster with affordable contracts, the draft is the perfect place to do that. Unfortunately, the Saints only have two picks in the first four rounds. That means they’ll either have to trade for more picks or make all their day-three picks count.

The good news is there should still be some quality players left on day three. Defensive end Mohamed Kamara is expected to be one of those players, and ESPN’s Matt Miller believes he’s the ideal prospect for New Orleans.

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Mohamed Kamara is a defensive end out of Colorado State, and the Saints need edge defenders that can get after the passer. That’s what Kamara did during his time at Colorado State, recording 13 sacks this past season, bringing his collegiate total to 29.5. He also played behind the line of scrimmage, something else New Orleans needs, recording 45.5 tackles for a loss in his career.

Kamara is considered undersized, measuring 6-foot-1, 248 pounds at the Scouting Combine, and that’s part of the reason why he’s expected to be available on day three. However, he’s an explosive athlete, running 4.57 seconds in the 40-yard dash, and jumping 34.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10’ 3” in the broad jump. That explosion translates to the football field, and that’s why Miller believes Kamara could immediately be a situational pass rusher for the Saints.