Rounding up the Saints' picks in Day 2 mock drafts (2024)

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John Sigler

April 26, 2024 4:20 pm CT

How will t he New Orleans Saints follow up their strong performance on Day 1 of the 2024 NFL draft? They aren’t going to find another player as talented as Oregon State right tackle Taliese Fuaga, but the Saints should still come away with an upgrade on Friday night.

The Saints only own one pick on Day 2 (No. 45 overall, the 13th pick in Round 2) but that’s still a great place to find an impactful player. And we can’t rule out the possibility of a trade, especially with a general manager as aggressive as Mickey Loomis running the war room. Here’s who they have been linked to in Day 2 mock draft projections:

Braden Fiske, DT, Florida State

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Dec 2, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Braden Fiske (55) reacts after a tackle on Louisville Cardinals running back Jawhar Jordan (25) in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Author: Draft Wire’s Curt Popejoy

Jackson Powers-Johnson, OL, Oregon

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Oct 21, 2023; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Oregon Ducks offensive lineman Jackson Powers-Johnson (58) signals against the Washington State Cougars in the 4th quarter at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Craig Strobeck-USA TODAY Sports

Author: ESPN‘s Steve Muench

Author’s take: After adding offensive tackleTaliese Fuagain the first round, the Saints continue to address the offensive line by adding Powers-Johnson. He can also play guard and would give them another physical tone-setter.

Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

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Oct 28, 2023; Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Keon Coleman (4) warms up during the first half against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Adisa Isaac, DE, Penn State

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Penn State defensive end Adisa Isaac (20) enters the field with the rest of the defensive unit for team warmups before an NCAA football game against Indiana Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, in State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions won, 33-24. Dan Rainville / USA TODAY NETWORK

Author: NBC Sports’ Eric Froton

Author’s take: Isaac led the Big Ten with 16.0 TFL in addition to a team-leading 7.5 sacks and 4.5% havoc rate. His 2.33s time-to-first-pressure average is a blazing time, while his 4.1% sack rate led all PSU defensive linemen. The team captain also slashed his missed tackle rate from 27-to-10% while earning a strong 83rd percentile PFF overall grade in the process.

Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State

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WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 28: Caelen Carson #1 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons attempts to tackle Keon Coleman #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during the second half of their game at Truist Field on October 28, 2023 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Florida State won 41-16. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

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Dec 30, 2023; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Ladd McConkey (84) makes a catch and runs for touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half in the 2023 Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Author:’s Lance Zierlein

Author’s take: McConkey is very hard to cover in man-to-man, and evenwhencovered, he rarely drops on-target throws.

Ja'Lynn Polk, WR, Washington

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Jan 1, 2024; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Ja’Lynn Polk (2) catches a touchdown pass during the second quarter against the Texas Longhorns in the 2024 Sugar Bowl college football playoff semifinal game at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Author: CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso

Author’s take: The Saints have to give Derek Carr more weapons, and Ja’Lynn Polk is a do-everything type out wide. Align him anywhere, too.

Chris Braswell, DE, Alabama

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Dec 2, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Chris Braswell (41) reacts in the first quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Author: PFF’s John Kosko and Trevor Sikkema

Author’s take: Cameron Jordanisn’t getting any younger, and the Saints need an infusion of cheap youth. Braswell’s power, speed and length give him the floor of a rotational pass rusher and the ceiling of an impact starter.

Edgerrin Cooper, LB, Texas A&M

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Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies linebacker Edgerrin Cooper (45) sacks Auburn Tigers quarterback Payton Thorne (1) during the first quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Author: Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer

Author’s take: The Saints need to think about the future of their second level given Demario Davis is 35.

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How many draft picks do the Saints have in 2024? ›

The Saints have nine picks in this year's draft but just two in the first four rounds. They do not have a third round pick (traded to DEN in deal for Sean Payton) or a fourth-round pick (traded to JAX at last year's draft). They then have four picks in the fifth round.

What time does the day 2 draft start? ›

What time does the NFL draft start today? The second and third rounds of the 2024 NFL draft begin at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 26 from Detroit.

What do the chargers need in the draft? ›

Wide receiver: With Williams and Allen gone, the Chargers are thin at receiver. Their top three receivers as it stands: Joshua Palmer, Quentin Johnston and Derius Davis. Even if the Chargers add a receiver in free agency, they should still be looking to draft a receiver early — perhaps as early as the No. 5 pick.

Who is Mr. Irrelevant in 2024? ›

Alabama safety Jaylen Key was chosen Saturday with the final pick of the 2024 NFL draft, making him the annual "Mr. Irrelevant" of the draft. Key was the No. 257 overall pick, part of the seventh round, by the New York Jets.

Who has the most draft picks in 2024? ›

Most NFL draft picks in 2024: Cardinals, Packers, Rams top the list.

What rounds are in day 3 of the NFL draft? ›

After Round 1 on Thursday and Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, Day 3 on Saturday will feature Rounds 4 through 7.

What rounds are drafted on Day 2? ›

The draft resumes with the second round on Friday before concluding Day 2 with the third round.

How long is each day of the draft? ›

The first round of the NFL draft usually lasts about four hours, but it all depends on the number of trades and how quickly teams make their picks. If each team took the full 10 minute allotment to make their picks in the first round, it would be at least 320 minutes, or 5 hours and 20 minutes.

Where is the 2025 draft? ›

Green Bay will host the draft April 24-26, 2025. It's the culmination of years of preparation and bids to bring the event to Wisconsin. Nick Meisner of Discover Green Bay said planners are still processing what they saw and learned at the recent draft in Detroit.

Who are Seahawks' undrafted free agents? ›

This year's UDFA class includes University of Washington tight end Jack Westover, a Bellevue native who helped the Huskies reach the national championship game; San Jose State quarterback Chevan Cordeiro, the Mountain West Conference's all-time leader in total touchdowns, total yards and completions; Houston edge ...

Who did the Chiefs draft in 2024? ›

Chiefs Select Texas Wide Receiver Xavier Worthy with Pick 28 | NFL Draft 2024. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy in the 1st Round (Pick 28) of the 2024 NFL Draft. Julio Cortez/Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Do the Chargers need a WR? ›

The Chargers' most significant need going into the draft was receiver. L.A. had just four receivers on the roster: Quentin Johnston, Joshua Palmer, Derius Davis and Simi Fehoko, none of whom has had a season over 800 receiving yards.

Did the Chargers draft a RB? ›

The Chargers selected Troy running back Kimani Vidal in the sixth round (No. 181 overall) in the 2024 NFL Draft on Saturday. The selection of Vidal gives the Chargers more depth in a running back room that includes recent free-agent additions Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins, plus 2022 draft pick Isaiah Spiller.

What positions do the bills need in the draft? ›

Bills' key position needs

Wide receiver: Even without the Stefon Diggs trade, wide receiver was a huge need for the Bills. The team has Khalil Shakir and Curtis Samuel in their top four.

How many draft picks does The Saints have? ›

The New Orleans Saints have nine picks in the 2024 NFL draft, owning the No. 14 pick in the first round. New Orleans, who finished last season with a 9-8 record, has three compensatory selections in Round 5 (Nos. 168, 170 and 175).

Who has the last pick in the NFL draft 2024? ›

The New York Jets selected Key, a 6-foot-2, 210 safety out of Alabama, with the final pick of the 2024 NFL draft in the seventh round (257th overall). The pick was announced by Melanie Salata Fitch, daughter of the "Mr. Irrelevant" founder, Paul Salata. (More on him later.)

Will Michael Pratt get drafted? ›

Detroit, Michigan – Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt was selected in the seventh round of the 2024 NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon. Pratt was selected with the 245th pick by the Green Bay Packers.

How many picks do the Raiders have in 2024? ›

The Las Vegas Raiders entered the 2024 NFL Draft on April 25 with eight picks over the three-day draft. In an ideal world, the Raiders would've drafted a franchise quarterback in the first round on Thursday night.


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