Last updated 23 January 2021
- EDGE – The signing of Dante Fowler hasn’t worked out for a Falcons defense that continues to struggle to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Adding a high caliber rusher has to be one of the Falcons key priorities.
- S – Last year’s 1st round pick AJ Terrell definitely started improving the Falcons secondary, however a rangy free safety to help out in coverage would also be a very welcome addition when it comes to helping defend against the pass.
- RB – The run game has been almost non-existent for the Falcons for a couple of seasons and with the impact that we’re seeing from young backs in recent years, now might be the time for the Falcons to look at drafting one on the first couple of days.
- QB – Teddy Bridgewater doesn’t look like being the man for Matt Rhule’s squad, so the Panthers might be one of the sides in the market for a new signal caller early in the draft.
- CB – One of the few areas the Panthers didn’t draft themselves a new defensive player in 2020 was at corner and adding a high caliber player to shut down half the field would definitely help this improving unit.
- OL – The Panthers offensive line did OK in 2020 but didn’t really excel at anything and could do with improving both in the run and pass game. Adding one or two to this group through the draft looks as though it would be a good idea.
New Orleans Saints
- CB – The Saints had one of the best defenses against the pass in 2020 but a number of key contributors, headlined by Janoris Jenkins, are due to be free agents. Adding to this unit early in the draft looks likely at this stage.
- WR – Outside of Michael Thomas, the Saints then tend to rely on Alvin Kamara in the passing game ahead of any of their other wideouts. Adding a playmaker on the edge, especially if Drew Brees hangs up his cleats, will be a big help.
- LB – The trade for Kwon Alexander definitely reduced the Saints need at linebacker, but this is still a unit that could use a bit more depth.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- DL – Ndamukong Suh is out of contract and at 34 may not be back. Even if he does return, the Bucs could look to bolster this unit both for the present and the post-Suh future.
- EDGE – Shaq Barrett is another major player on this Tampa Bay defense who is will be free agent and Jason Pierre-Paul will turn 33 during the season – so looking for a young edge rusher wouldn’t be a surprise.
- QB – Sure, Tom Brady might go on to play until he’s 60…but bringing someone in to learn from him for a season or two definitely wouldn’t be a bad idea.