A weekly look at the top stories being discussed on the other three NFC South blogs on SB Nation.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)
- Does Chris Godwin still have a place on the Bucs’ roster? Tampa Bay, fresh-off winning the Super Bowl, has a slew of free agents. Among them, talented wide receiver Chris Godwin. The Bucs however may not bring him back.
- Antoine Winfield Jr. will always have the Lombardi trophy with him. Take a look at what the young Bucs safety did.
- Cam Jordan feels the Saints were better than the Bucs. Despite being eliminated by Tampa Bay in the Superdome in the divisional round of the playoffs, the Saints’ defensive end believes the better team lost.
Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)
- Scouting Trey Lance. If you follow any draft gurus, you’ve probably heard the name. Trey Lance is a quarterback out of North Dakota and he is projected to be picked very high in the upcoming NFL draft. With Matt Ryan getting long in the tooth, the Falcons are one of the teams rumored to be in the market for a quarterback.
- Falcons 7-round mock draft 3.0. Interested in who the enemy might pick in the draft to reinforce their roster for the upcoming season? This is the piece for you.
- What if the Falcons were just trying to fool everyone? Steve Wyche believes Atlanta will trade down and build in the trenches. The whole quarterback selection to replace Matt Ryan might be a smoke screen.
Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)
- Drafting a highly-touted quarterback? Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN fame believes the Carolina Panthers will select Mac Jones, quarterback out of Alabama with the 8th overall pick in the upcoming draft.
- Or why not just trade for one? Could Carolina build a contender around DeShaun Watson? Although it may sound like a question with an obvious answer, Houston has clearly failed to do so up to this point, which is why the whole idea of trading Watson is on the table in the first place.
- The Panthers led the NFL in dead cap money in 2020. So you’re saying the Saints aren’t the only team that has a mess of a salary cap situation? An interesting and detailed look at how Carolina ended up with 54 million dollars in dead cap money in 2020, and what it means for the 2021 season.