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New Orleans Saints NFL Draft Odds: Winston's Replacement at QB?

New Orleans Saints NFL Draft Odds: Winston's Replacement at QB?

The Saints just had their fifth-straight winning season, but they failed to make the playoffs after going 9-8. Now, Sean Payton is gone and it's up to Dennis Allen to get the franchise back on the right track. So how does a team with basically no cap space and limited trade assets get better in an offseason?

The Saints are available around +5000 to win Super Bowl 57. One way for the Saints to improve their NFL futures outlook and take a step toward contender status would be through the NFL Draft.

The Saints own the No. 16 and No. 19 picks in the draft after a blockbuster trade with the Eagles, but the Saints could go in several directions with both selections. Take a look at who the Saints are most likely to pick at No. 16 via Adam Thompson, the oddsmaker at Bookies.com:

New Orleans Saints 1st Round Pick Odds (No. 16)

Charles Cross, TMississippi St.+300
Trevor Penning, TNorthern Iowa+350
Matt Corral, QBOle Miss+400
Desmond Ridder, QBCincinnati+500
Chris Olave, WROhio State+650
The Field N/A +275

Odds are projected and do not reflect any odds that may be available at legal betting sites or betting apps.


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Who Will The Saints Take In The NFL Draft?

The Saints were in the running to trade for Deshaun Watson before he ultimately decided to go with the Browns. So it’s clear that the franchise wants to be aggressive in finding their next quarterback. They did bring back Jameis Winston on a two-year deal, but that won't prevent them from picking a quarterback in April.

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Matt Corral (Ole Miss) makes a ton of sense in New Orleans as he's got a quick release and the arm talent to be a Zach Wilson type of quarterback. He needs a lot of development and could use a year on the bench to get up to the speed of the NFL. Corral and Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder stand to be available at No. 16 – but also at No. 19 when the Saints are back on the clock.

If the Saints don't draft a quarterback at No. 16, there is still ample need at receiver and offensive tackle. Offensive tackle is a need after losing Terron Armstead in free agency. Charles Cross (Mississippi State) and Trevor Penning (Northern Iowa) would be plug-and-play starters if either would fall to No. 16. 

Complete List of Saints 2022 Draft Picks

  • Round 1 (Pick 16 from PHI)
  • Round 1 (Pick 19 from PHI)
  • Round 2 (Pick 49)
  • Round 3 (Pick 98)
  • Round 4 (Pick 120)
  • Round 5 (Pick 161)
  • Round 6 (Pick 194 from PHI)

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About the Author

Marcus Mosher for Bookies.com
Marcus Mosher
Marcus Mosher covers the NFL for Bookies.com. The managing editor of The Raiders Wire is also a contributor to The Athletic DFW, Pro Football Weekly and FanSided.