Friday, April 26, 2013
NFC South third round at a glance
By Pat Yasinskas
Unless there’s a trade, the NFC South is done with the third round of the draft. This will be a short summary since the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons didn’t have picks in the round.
Let’s take a look at what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints did in the third round:
With the 73rd overall pick, the Bucs selected North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon. Relax, there’s not suddenly a quarterback controversy in Tampa, at least not yet. Josh Freeman remains the starter and the Bucs are hopeful he’ll become more consistent as he enters the final year of his contract. But, if Freeman doesn’t work out, Glennon could be a candidate to start in 2014. For now, he’s competing with Dan Orlovsky for the backup job. Here’s Jon Gruden’s Insider scouting report on Glennon.
At No. 75, the Saints selected Arkansas-Pine Bluff offensive tackle Terron Armstead. He becomes an instant possibility to start at left tackle after the departure of Jermon Bushrod as a free agent. The Saints have Jason Smith and Charles Brown on the roster, but they’re not sold on either one.
The Saints, who picked up a little more draft currency by trading running back Chris Ivory to the Jets, traded with Chicago to get the No. 82 pick and they used it to take Georgia defensive tackle Johnathan Jenkins. As the Saints convert to a 3-4 scheme, the massive Jenkins looks like a logical fit to rotate with Brodrick Bunkley.