List of New Orleans Saints Draft Picks in the 2023 NFL Draft

List of New Orleans Saints Draft Picks in the 2023 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft is just around the corner. What 2023 NFL draft picks do the New Orleans Saints have, and how did they get those picks? We have all of the information you need below. Then, head over to PFN’s free Mock Draft Simulator to take over for Mickey Loomis and use the Saints’ draft picks to put together the perfect draft.

New Orleans Saints Draft Picks by Round in 2023

  • Round 1, Pick 29 (from DEN via MIA and SF)
  • Round 2, Pick 40
  • Round 3, Pick 71
  • Round 4, Pick 115
  • Round 5, Pick 146
  • Round 5, Pick 165 (from Philadelphia)
  • Round 7, Pick 227
  • Round 7, Pick 257*

*Compensatory selections

How Many Draft Picks Do the Saints Have in 2023?

The Saints have eight draft picks in 2023, including a first-round pick they acquired from the Broncos in exchange for the rights to head coach Sean Payton.

They do not have their own first-round pick in 2023, however. New Orleans traded that pick last year to the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a trade that included sending picks 16 and 19 in the 2022 NFL Draft to the Saints in exchange for a package that included the 18th overall selection in 2022 as well as New Orleans’ first-round pick in 2023 and second-round pick in 2024.

The Saints traded the 16th overall pick in 2022 to the Washington Commanders for the 11th overall pick, where they selected WR Chris Olave. They used the 19th selection in 2022 to draft OT Trevor Penning.

MORE: History of New Orleans Saints First-Round NFL Draft Picks

The Saints did acquire Philadelphia’s fifth-round pick in 2023 as part of the trade that sent defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson to the Eagles.

New Orleans still has their own draft picks in Rounds 2-5 in April’s draft. They also acquired a seventh-round pick through the compensatory process. This gives them plenty of draft capital to be active on draft day — either by using the selections or by moving around the draft board.

The Saints are without their sixth-round pick. They used the selection in a trade package with the Houston Texans for CB Bradley Roby, where they traded a 2022 third-rounder along with a conditional sixth-rounder in the 2023 draft. The conditions were based on Roby’s playing time, which he met, transferring the sixth-round pick over to the Texans.