Saints 7-Round Mock Draft: New Orleans addresses it’s post-free agency needs

Now that the New Orleans Saints have addressed some needs in free agency, the team will be able to take a different approach in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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After a few weeks of free agency, many needs still need to be filled for the New Orleans Saints. In this mock draft, I tried to fill most of those remaining needs. I also traded for a late third-round pick in this draft. The Saints have so many late picks, I packaged a few together to move up. This is something that the New Orleans should think about doing.

Let’s take a look at how the Saints could finish building their roster through the 2024 NFL Draft.

Round 1 Pick 14: Cooper DeJean- Cornerback, Iowa

In the first round, the Saints select Cooper DeJean, the cornerback from Iowa. The signing of Chase Young allows the Saints to be a lot more aggressive with who they pick. With them not needing an edge rusher, although they should still think about picking one up, it allows them to pick the player that they think is the best on the board. I could easily see Dennis Allen loving Cooper DeJean and him instantly becoming an impact player for the Saints defense.

DeJean is an incredibly versatile player. He combines great athleticism with high IQ, making him someone a quarterback always has to locate. DeJean is great in the run game as well. He is willing to come down from the second level to make the tackle in the backfield. 

Isaac Yiadom signed a contract with the San Francisco 49ers, so the Saints need to find another cornerback to replace him. Cooper Dejean would fit into the Saints defense perfectly and could elevate it to another level. With Dennis Allen at the helm of the defense, DeJean would instantly become an impact player for the Saints.