2010 NFC South Preview: Will the Saints Still be No. 1 in 2010?

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons had decent seasons, with both clubs hitting either the .500 mark or surpassing it.
Unfortunately for them, they're in the same division as the New Orleans Saints, who marched all over the NFL on their way to their first Super Bowl title in team history.
Then you have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were the division's only weak link in 2009.
Below are breakdowns of the four NFC South teams and how their draft classes will impact their upcoming season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tampa Bay went 3-13 in 2009.
With that said, the Bucs have a "B" rated draft class.
Tampa Bay's defense couldn't stop anybody, which is why they ranked 27th in the league in total yards.
With nine total picks in the draft, the Bucs dedicated six of those nine picks to the defense.
This was a wise move, considering the defense gave up 365.6 yards per game.
The two biggest defensive acquisitions were DTs Gerald McCoy from Oklahoma...

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