Pro Football Focus hooks Saints up with their way-too-early 2024 mock draft

J.T. Tuimoloau, Ohio State Buckeyes
J.T. Tuimoloau, Ohio State Buckeyes / Carmen Mandato/GettyImages

The 2023 NFL Draft is over for the New Orleans Saints and everyone else, but it's never too early for Saints fans to look ahead to 2024. Just for fun of course.

It's pretty much inevitable that after the NFL Draft, not too shortly after, a "way-too-early" mock draft for the following season is up for fans to look through. In today's advanced stats and analytical-obsessed society we find ourselves in, the word of Pro Football Focus holds a lot of sway. Naturally, fans have taken a look at their 2024 mock draft, and New Orleans Saints fans should be included in that. They have an interesting take on what the future of Saints football holds.

The projected 2024 Draft order was determined by Super Bowl odds, and the Saints clocked in with the 20th overall pick. As such, they are seen as the favorites to win the NFC South, and host a playoff game in the Superdome. PFF also didn't see any reason to disagree.

Who do they project the Saints drafting in 2024 though?

Their projection has the Saints taking edge-rusher J.T. Tuimoloau out of Ohio State, and it's hard for us to disagree with the rationale. You can never have enough pass-rushers, and the Saints are certainly no exception. In fact, they almost exacerbate the point. He has the physical tools to warrant the pick, and the production to boot, albeit if it can use more consistency.

The game that jumps out was the Buckeyes' tilt with rival Penn State last season. In that game, Tuimoloau lit up the stat sheet with two sacks (three pressures) and another tackle for loss, two interceptions (one of which was a pick-six), a forced fumble and a recovery, with a batted pass on the side.

Basically, Tuimolou can do it all when he wants to, and the Saints would be lucky to have him, especially coming off of a division title.

Obviously, the New Orleans Saints have much bigger fish to fry in the meantime. Still, it doesn't mean fans can't get excited for what's potentially to come. If this is any indication, they'd be totally justified in doing so.

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