NFL: Ideal Draft Choices in the NFC South

The 2018 NFL Draft is approaching on April 26th. Here is one ideal pick for each team in the NFC South Division that could improve their teams. Also what each player brings to the team.

The first team to take a look at is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who hold the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The ideal position for them to go for is cornerback. Denzel Ward, cornerback from Ohio State University, would be a good fit. Last season, Ward earned first team All-American and All-Big Ten honors. He had 37 tackles, broke up 15 passes, which was top ten in the nation, and two interceptions. He could slide right into the starting lineup and allow the Buccaneers to move Vernon Hargreaves III to slot cornerback in 2018.

Next team up is the Carolina Panthers who hold the 24th overall pick in the draft. The Panthers top need heading into the draft is offensive guard, following the loss of starter Andrew Norwell as he signed with the Jaguars. The ideal player for them would be Isaiah Wynn, offensive guard from the University of Georgia. Wynn would bring a 6’2 and 302-pound body to the team. He was All-SEC first team in 2017 for the Bulldogs, so he would be able to fill the loss of Norwell.

The Atlanta Falcons hold the 26th overall pick in the first round. One ideal position for the Falcons to take is defensive tackle after losing Dontari Poe as he signed with the Carolina Panthers this offseason. An ideal pick for them would be Vita Vea a defensive tackle from the University of Washington. The 6’5′ 340-pound defensive tackle would bring impact to the defense immediately as he had 44 tackles, 31 solo, and he had 3.5 sacks for the 2017 season. He also made first team All-Pac-12 on defense.

The last team is the New Orleans Saints who hold the 27th pick. The most ideal position for them to take a look at is tight end because Colby Fleener hasn’t been able to stay healthy. With that being said, an ideal pick for them is Dallas Goedert from the University of South Dakota State. In 2017, Goedert had 72 receptions for 1,111 yards and had seven touchdowns for the Jackrabbits. He also averaged 15.4 yards per reception so he would give quarterback Drew Brees another target. Dallas made the All-Missouri Valley Conference first team.

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