- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Let's take a look at some news and notes from around the division:
Jay Adams writes that the majority of the latest mock drafts have the Falcons picking either tight end Zach Ertz or cornerback Desmond Trufant with the 30th overall pick. Cornerback is the more immediate need at the moment, but Trufant might be gone before Atlanta picks, and the Falcons might have to look to another position.
The Panthers continue to look at wide receivers. They had free-agent Domenik Hixon in for a visit, and West Virginia receiver Stedman Bailey announced he was paying a pre-draft visit to the Panthers. Either of those two could be an immediate candidate to become the third receiver after Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Owner Tom Benson has stepped down from the NFL’s finance committee. Benson, 85, said he wants to devote his attention to his own business interests.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Stephen Holder reports that Derek Landri has been told to be prepared to play the “tilted nose’’ tackle position. That spot was held by Roy Miller last season, but Miller departed as a free agent.