NFC South remaining needs

April, 29, 2013
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The NFL draft has come and gone. Overall, the NFC South teams did a good job of addressing their needs.

But no team is perfect. Let’s take a look at one area for each team that still could use some work:

Atlanta Falcons: They fortified the situation at cornerback nicely and that was the only glaring need. But, when you look a little deeper, defensive tackle is a spot where the Falcons don’t have a lot of depth. They lost Vance Walker in free agency. That leaves Peria Jerry as the only real option in a rotation behind Jonathan Babineaux and Corey Peters. The Falcons might want to bring in one more defensive tackle with some experience. Someone like a Richard Seymour would make a lot of sense.

Carolina Panthers: They did a great job of improving the middle of their defensive line by taking Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short in the first two rounds. But the Panthers ignored their secondary in the draft. The Panthers did bring in some mid-level free agents before the draft. But they might want to bring in some more.

New Orleans Saints: By not taking a pass-rusher early, the Saints seemed to give a vote of confidence to Victor Butler, Martez Wilson and Junior Galette. All three have some upside, but there are no guarantees. The Saints are tight against the cap, but they might be wise to bring in one experienced pass-rusher at a bargain rate.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Bucs like to say they think Luke Stocker can take the next step and become a dependable all-around tight end. They’ll also tell you they think Tom Crabtree has upside as a pass catcher. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to add an experienced tight end to the mix.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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