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  1. Weakest link: Atlanta Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Through the NFL draft and the early stages of free agency, most of the NFC South teams have done a nice job addressing their major needs. But there is always room for improvement. With that in mind, I'm going to start a series in which I'll take a...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  2. NFC South offseason schedules

    Pat Yasinskas

    There seems to be a little bit of a lull in news after the NFL draft, but that's not going to last long. Two NFC South teams will hold rookie minicamps later this week and the other two will follow next week. Teams already are into their offseason...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  3. Todd McShay high on Falcons' draft

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Atlanta Falcons didn't do anything too flashy in the NFL draft. But they certainly addressed their one glaring need. That was cornerback. "They attacked that position," ESPN draft guru Todd McShay said in the attached video. The Falcons...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  4. NFC South salary-cap check

    Pat Yasinskas

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers freed up $1.75 million in salary-cap space by trading running back LeGarrette Blount to the New England Patriots during the NFL draft. That leaves the Buccaneers $19.024 million under this year's salary cap. Only four team...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  5. NFC South under-the-radar rookies

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's have a little fun and look back at the latter stages of the NFL draft. I'm going to pick one player from each team who was drafted after the third round that might end up getting significant playing time as a rookie. ATLANTA FALCONS De...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  6. NFC South remaining needs

    Pat Yasinskas

    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 situ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  7. Mel Kiper Jr.'s NFC South draft grades

    Pat Yasinskas

    Mel Kiper Jr. has his Insider draft grades and he isn't giving the NFC South teams what I would call glowing reviews. Kiper Jr. gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a B overall (B+ for needs and a C+ for value). He is not a big fan of the pick of quarte...

    Blog | April 28, 2013
  8. NFC South fifth round at a glance

    Pat Yasinskas

    The fifth round of the NFL draft is over, so let's take a look at what the NFC South teams did. At No. 144, the New Orleans Saints selected Oklahoma wide receiver Kenny Stills. The Saints have Marques Colston and Lance Moore, but they're revamping...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  9. NFC South fourth round at a glance

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a quick look at what the NFC South teams did in the fourth round: At No. 100, Tampa Bay traded up to get Illinois defensive tackle Akeem Spence. I like the pick because it addresses a need. The Bucs have Gerald McCoy at one defensive ta...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  10. NFC South third round at a glance

    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 th...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  11. Film of the NFC South chat

    Pat Yasinskas

    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: ATLANTA FALCONS Zach (Starkville): What do you see as the Falcons biggest need now that the CB h...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. NFC South: What's left to address in draft?

    Pat Yasinskas

    With the first round of the NFL draft completed, it's time to look ahead and see what else each NFC South team needs to accomplish. Atlanta Falcons: They took care of their big need by trading up to get cornerback Desmond Trufant. Now, it's all ab...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  13. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    It's going to be a long and busy day with the NFL draft starting Thursday night, so let's kick it off with a trip through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS In his final mock draft, D. Orlando Ledbetter has the Falcons taki...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  14. Scouts Inc.'s 7-round mock: NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    For the past month or so, the universal opinion in mock drafts seemed to be that the Carolina Panthers would take defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson in the first round, the New Orleans Saints would take a defensive player and the Atlanta Falcons wou...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  15. Ranking the needs: Defensive backs

    Pat Yasinskas

    We conclude our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with the defensive backs. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. Carolina Panthers: General manager Dave Gettleman has assembled a group of guys that could be decent s...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  16. Ranking the needs: Linebackers

    Pat Yasinskas

    We continue our pre-draft rankings of position-group needs with the linebackers. Remember, the earlier the ranking, the greater the need. New Orleans Saints: There's some hope that Martez Wilson and Junior Galette can make an impact as pass-rus...

    Blog | April 23, 2013