By Eric Schmidt

The three-day 2013 NFL Draft has concluded and let the speculation and second guessing begin. In the NFC South, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. The New Orleans Saints were focusing on their 3-4 transformation. The Atlanta Falcons were looking to add a few pieces to get them to the next level while the Carolina Panthers were looking to shore up their defensive line.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers– The success or failure of this draft will hinge on whether or not Darrelle Revis can return to his pre-injury form. The Buccaneers appeared to reach a little in the third round with the addition of QB Mike Glennon. They landed an interesting prospect in William Gholston.


New Orleans Saints– Amid a transformation to a 3-4 defensive alignment, the Saints did very little to add new personnel for that scheme. They really reached in the third with an offensive tackle that likely won’t see action this year.

Grade C

Atlanta Falcons– The Falcons really focused this draft on the defensive side of the ball. After losing Brent Grimes, Duanta Robinson and Chris Owens, the Falcons used their first two selections on corners with Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. They added a pass rusher in the fourth with Malliciah Goodman. They drafted an interesting tight end prospect in Levine Toilolo.

Grade B-

Carolina Panthers- In 2011 the Panthers drafted two defensive tackles and repeated the procedure in this draft, this time hoping for better results. The Panthers might have gotten a steal with DT Star Lotulelei falling to 14. They added Kawann Short in the second.

Grade B




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