2022 Saints undrafted free agents tracker: Instant analysis on every signing

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The 2022 NFL draft is behind us and the New Orleans Saints are already working quickly to fill out the roster with undrafted signings. Keep up with all of the latest moves here, with instant analysis on each reported pickup:

RB Abram Smith, Baylor

This could be a good get, per Pro Football Network’s Mike Kaye. Smith ran for 1,601 yards and scored 12 touchdown runs in 14 games for Baylor last season, also catching 13 passes for another 75 yards. Smith weighs in at 5-foot-11 and 213 pounds with a solid Relative Athletic Score of 6.63. Like several Saints draft picks, he has extensive experience playing special teams (493 career snaps) and should compete for a roster spot behind Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, and Dwayne Washington.

LB Joel Dublanko, Cincinnati

The Draft Network’s Justin Melo reports that the Saints are signing former Cincinnati Bearcats linebacker Joel Dublanko, who put up pedestrian testing numbers (timing the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds at 6-foot-2 and 243 pounds, though his overall RAS of 6.84 is respectable) but was very effective for Cincinnati in their push towards the College Football Playoff. He’ll need to impress in training camp.

WR Rashid Shaheed, Weber State

The Saints are signing Weber State dynamo Rashid Shaheed, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, who finished his career with the third-most all-purpose yards in school history. But he’s undersized at 5-foot-10 and 181 pounds and didn’t go through pre-draft athletic testing, so he has a lot to prove. He needs to continue impressing in the return game if he’s going to make the team.

TE Lucas Krull, Pittsburgh

The Saints are signing Pitt Panthers tight end Lucas Krull, who posted a terrific Relative Athletic Score (9.07) while weighing in at 6-foot-6 and 253 pounds. He caught 37 passes for 443 yards and scored 6 touchdown receptions in 14 games last season. He has a chance to make the team.

CB DaMarcus Fields, Texas Tech

Fields brings some serious ball skills, having recorded as many passes defensed as games started (49) at Texas Tech. He’s got enough athleticism to play in the NFL (notching a 6.2 RAS) but needs those playmaking skills to transfer so he can stand out in training camp.

LB Nephi Sewell, Utah

S Smoke Monday, Auburn

S Jack Koerner, Iowa

K John Parker Romo, Virginia Tech

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