Ranking Saints’ last 10 first-round draft picks

The New Orleans Saints have some hits and misses in their last 10 first-round draft picks. Let’s take a look and see how all 10 compare to each other.

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4. WR Chris Olave

Chris Olave has only been in the NFL for two years, but he has already put his stamp on the list. The talented receiver was selected with the 11th-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, and it didn’t take him long to get acquainted with the league. As a rookie, Olave caught 72 passes for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns. In year two, he elevated those numbers to 87 receptions for 1,123 yards and five touchdowns.

Now, with Michael Thomas moving on to another team, Chris Olave is undoubtedly the team’s No. 1 receiver. Going into his third season with the Saints, and second year with Derek Carr, he’ll likely go to another level.

3. OL Andrus Peat

Andrus Peat is the most experienced player on this list, being drafted in 2015 with the 13th-overall pick. As demonstrated by his ranking, Peat has provided New Orleans quality offensive line play for nine seasons. The peak of his time with the Saints came from 2018 to 2020, when he went to three straight Pro Bowls.

Now, Peat is a free agent, however, there’s a push for him to return to New Orleans.