- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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As we wait for the NFL draft to resume in a few hours, let’s take a quick team-by-team look at some of the highlights from Friday’s NFC South chat:
Zach (Starkville): What do you see as the Falcons biggest need now that the CB hole has been filled?
Pat Yasinskas: Don't see any remaining huge need areas. All about depth now. Maybe D-line, maybe LB, maybe a TE and maybe one more offensive tackle. That's about it.
Eliot (NY, NY) [via mobile]: Confidence Holmes/Johnson will be able to start in place of Clabo next season?
PY: Not sure. Offseason isn't over yet. Could see one more guy brought into the mix.
Tyler (In Class): Pat, Gruden seems to think Mathieu is the best corner in the draft. What if carolina takes him in the 2nd? he could play safety as well couldnt he?
PY: Not sure Jerry Richardson would sign off on that one.
Norris Gastonia, N.C. [via mobile]: Hey Pat! What do you feel are biggest needs for the Panthers to address in today's rounds and who do you see them drafting? Thanks!
PY: Secondary. Not sure they can trade up. They only have four picks remaining.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Tony (Richmond, Calif.): Should the Saints have gone with a LB or DL instead of taking Vaccaro when they did?
PY: You could make that argument. And a part of me believes they should have gone with a pass-rusher. But Vaccaro is versatile and he'll help a secondary that needs help.
Will (NOLA) [via mobile]: Think the Saints try to get into the 2nd round? And do you think The Chris Ivory trade is coming today or tomorrow?
PY: I think a Chris Ivory trade will come at some point during the draft. But don't think the Saints have the resources to get into the second round.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Andrew (Annapolis MD): Do you think Blount will be traded during the draft? If so, what's logical compensation?
PY: Think it certainly is well known that he's available. But doubt they'll get more than a 6th or 7th round pick.
Mike from mass [via mobile]: I disagree with the TE pick for tampa and am convinced they will take a D lineman what are some good options for tampa on the D line?
PY: I wouldn't argue with d-line. Margus Hunt or Carradine or a DT.
Here’s the complete transcript of Friday’s NFC South chat.