Saints 7-round 2024 NFL mock draft: New Orleans builds a new offense

With the 2023 NFL season officially over, it’s now the offseason. The NFL Draft is around the corner and the New Orleans Saints will soon add a new class.

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Round 2 Pick 45: Saints draft Keon Coleman WR, Florida St.

With their second-round pick, the New Orleans Saints select Keon Coleman, the wide receiver out of Florida State. With Michael Thomas likely on his way out of New Orleans, the Saints need another wide receiver to round out their room. The Saints right now are looking like they will have three receivers going into next year: Chris Olave, Rashid Shaheed, and A.T. Perry. All three of those receivers are going to have an increased role next year but the addition of Coleman could elevate the receiving room even more.

Coleman could help Perry fill in for the role that Michael Thomas has played in the offense. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Coleman is a big-body wide receiver who is an amazing contested-pass catcher. He can go up over the defense and secure the ball. He still is fairly raw and has some issues creating separation but with his contested-catch ability, this would be an amazing pick for the Saints in the second round.

Round 4 Pick 136: Saints draft Mohamed Kamara ED, Colorado St.

With their 4th-round pick, the New Orleans Saints select Mohamed Kamara, the edge rusher out of Colorado State. This is another position of need for New Orleans, as the team lacked a pass rush this season. Kamara has 20 sacks in the past two seasons at Colorado State and would help the Saints get after quarterbacks.

The biggest problem with Kamara is that he is small for the edge rusher position. He is 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds. This isn’t the Saint's typical type of edge rusher but with the emergence of Kaden Elliss and Zack Baun in the previous two years, a speed rusher coming off the edge is exactly what they could use.