New Orleans Saints 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Amarius Mims, Adisa Isaac Strengthen the Trenches

The New Orleans Saints strengthen their offensive line early in this 7-round NFL Mock Draft while adding intriguing athletes on Day 3.

The New Orleans Saints narrowly missed out on the NFL Playoffs and winning the NFC South in 2023, and their roster requires improvement if they are to deliver success in 2024.

Who would be available for the Saints in the 2024 NFL Draft? Using the PFN Mock Draft Simulator, here is a full 7-round mock draft before free agency.

New Orleans Saints 2024 NFL Draft Picks

The Saints have nine picks in the 2024 NFL Draft but only two in the opening three rounds. With seven selections in the fifth round onwards, there could be some movement from New Orleans as they look to move up.

However, if they stick and pick, they will rely on some late-round gems to be productive next season.

  • Round 1, Pick 14: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
  • Round 2, Pick 45: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State
  • Round 5, Pick 149: Jared Wiley, TE, TCU
  • Round 5, Pick 167: Jalen Coker, WR, Holy Cross
  • Round 5, Pick 169: Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor
  • Round 5, Pic 174: Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State
  • Round 6, Pick 192: Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington
  • Round 6, Pick 201: Myles Cole, EDGE, Texas Tech
  • Round 7, Pick 230: Prince Pines, OG, Tulane

New Orleans Saints 7-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft

Round 1, Pick 14: Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia

Trevor Penning hasn’t worked out after being selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. With Andrus Peat scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent and ESPN reporting that Ryan Ramczyk’s future is uncertain due to a cartilage defect, the Saints must act now to secure their future at the key position.

Luckily, the 2024 NFL Draft is stacked with talented offensive linemen, which means they can address the position early.

Amarius Mims has a prototypical size and traits to bank on. He is 6’8” and 340 pounds of pure muscle. With a phenomenal frame weaponized by 36” arms, the Georgia OT has rare physical abilities. Blessed with size, Mims also backs up the profile on tape.

Despite only starting a handful of games in Athens, Mims has surprising refinement. A top athlete who has effortless power, instant burst, and natural balance, he can play on both sides of the line. Expect him to go highly, and with more playing time, expect him to kick on at the next level.

Round 2, Pick 45: Adisa Isaac, EDGE, Penn State

The Saints have an aging pass rush that needs an injection of speed and youth. At 6’4” and 250 pounds, Penn State edge rusher Adisa Isaac can quickly establish himself as the lead rusher in New Orleans.

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Isaac possesses fluid movement skills and impressive strength to win in various ways. With his impressive physical profile, the edge rusher has an explosive first step, an arsenal of counters, and a refined skill set on top of his versatility.

Round 5, Pick 149: Jared Wiley, TE, TCU

After their second-round selection, the New Orleans faithful will have a while to wait until they pick again in the fifth round. With four fifth-round picks, there is likely to be movement, either up the board or trying to turn some picks into 2025 capital. However, there are still some holes that will need to be addressed.

The Saints need to add a young, athletic tight end, and with a Relative Athletic Score (RAS) of 9.53, Wiley is one of the most athletically gifted in this class.

A versatile pass-catching weapon, Wiley can be a key middle-of-the-field target for Derek Carr. With his easy acceleration, intriguing power profile, and high football IQ, the former TCU tight end is a natural playmaker.

Round 5, Pick 167: Jalen Coker, WR, Holy Cross

New Orleans should also add another reliable target at receiver outside of Chris Olave.

Jalen Coker was a Shrine Bowl standout, where he displayed his body control, soft hands, and YAC ability. At 6’1” and 208 pounds, the former Holy Cross receiver has the size and athletic profile to do damage at the next level, where his smooth route-running and twitch speed can be unleashed.

Round 5, Pick 169: Gabe Hall, DT, Baylor

Former Baylor Bears DT Gabe Hall will be able to contribute to the Saints’ defensive line rotation immediately. As they rotate players, Hall can get reps while refining his fascinating profile. While he can sometimes struggle to counter blocks, he is an interesting physical specimen.

At 6’6” and 291 pounds, Hall has all the required length — 34 1/2-inch arms. A versatile player, the former Bear can generate leverage with his strength and toughness while boasting an impressive swim move to defeat his opponent.

Round 5, Pick 174: Jarrian Jones, CB, Florida State

Alontae Taylor struggled in the slot in 2023, and Jarrian Jones has the skill set to start there in 2024.

While having the frame — 6’0”, 190 pounds — to play on the outside, Jones’ success has predominantly come from the slot where he can use his instincts and anticipation to full effect. He is quick to recognize routes. After running a 4.38 40-yard dash at the 2024 NFL Combine, Jones has underrated athleticism that underlines his game.

Round 6, Pick 192: Edefuan Ulofoshio, LB, Washington

Another 2024 NFL Combine standout, Edefuan Ulofoshio was one of the event’s darlings at the linebacker position. With an official 39.5” vertical jump and 10’8” broad jump, the Washington LB is one of the most athletic players at his position. He has captivating athleticism and size profiles.

A fluid mover, Ulofoshio plays best in coverage, where he can use his athleticism to get sideline to sideline and use his speed to close down runners. While he could still add weight to his frame to add to his strength profile, the Combine standout has the speed and angle recognition to be authoritative in this Saints defense.

Round 6, Pick 201: Myles Cole, EDGE, Texas Tech

Myles Cole is a developmental edge rusher but has an athletic skill set. At 6’6” and 278 pounds, Cole combines size with athleticism. The former Red Raider has an explosive first step and heavy, accurate hands to create leverage at the point of attack.

While his pass-rush skill set still needs to develop and become more refined, he would benefit by learning from the veterans on the Saints’ defensive line.

Round 7, Pick 230: Prince Pines, OG, Tulane

Prince Pines is, similarly, a developmental project, but with some refinement, he can be an asset in the running game.

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With good burst and fluid movement skills, Pines shows the ability to open up rushing lanes while retaining a good pad level. The former Green Wave guard still needs to improve his pass protection, but his low center of gravity and impressive strength make him an intriguing late-round selection.

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