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Thursday, March 5, 2009
A look ahead at NFC South draft order

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Although we're still focusing on free agency, it's not too early to peek ahead at the draft. Compensatory picks haven't been figured in yet (they'll come in late March or early April), but here's a look at what draft picks each NFC South team holds at the moment.

Compensatory picks don't start until the end of the third round. That's why we stop giving the overall number in the fourth round. As of the moment, all four NFC South teams won't be picking in the same round until the fourth.

ROUND ONE

(round, round selection, overall selection)

1-14-14 New Orleans

1-19-19 Tampa Bay

1-24-24 Atlanta

ROUND TWO

2-23-55 Atlanta

2-27-59 Carolina

ROUND THREE

3-17-81 Tampa Bay

3-26-90 Atlanta

3-29-93 Carolina

ROUND FOUR

4-16- New Orleans

4-18- New Orleans from New York Jets

4-20- Tampa Bay

4-25- Atlanta

4-28- Carolina

ROUND FIVE

5- 7- Atlanta from Oakland

5-19- Tampa Bay

5-24- Atlanta

5-27- Carolina

ROUND SIX

6-18- Tampa Bay

6-23- Atlanta

6-29- Carolina

ROUND SEVEN

7- 8- Tampa Bay from Jacksonville

7-13- New Orleans

7-20- Tampa Bay from Chicago

7-24- Tampa Bay from Baltimore