Post Draft Preview - NFC South

Scout.com and Broncos Update take an in-depth look at the 2006 draft choices of the NFC South.

NFC South

Atlanta Falcons
Jimmy Williams/CB-S/Virginia Tech – They're expected to keep him at cornerback where the team is hoping he does well enough in training camp that they can move veteran CB Ahmed Plummer to the nickel back slot. The team was looking to select CB Richard Marshall had they not traded up.

Jerious Norwood/RB/Mississippi St. – He'll likely see limited playing time this season but he could work in later on as the starter when veteran RB Warrick Dunn retires.

Quinn Ojinnaka/OT/Syracuse – Should win a backup job and could eventually develop in to a starting position down the line.

Adam Jennings/WR/Fresno St. – Could make the team as their fourth or fifth receiver.

D.J. Shockley/QB/Georgia – Has a decent chance to make the team as their third quarterback this season.

Carolina Panthers
DeAngelo Williams/RB/Memphis – He was a great value where they got him. Williams should win the No.2 job and offers insurance should starting RB DeShaun Foster get injured. The team has spent first and second round picks in the last two drafts on running backs and re-signed Foster to a big money deal this off-season.

Richard Marshall/CB/Fresno St. – He should be no worse than their dime back and could win the nickel job with a strong training camp.

James Anderson/LB/Virginia Tech – He'll play mostly on special teams if he makes the team.

Rashad Butler/OT/Miami-Fla. – Should be able to make the team as a reserve tackle.

Nate Salley/S/Ohio St. – Likely headed for the practice squad.

Jeff King/TE/Virginia Tech - Likely headed for the practice squad.

Will Montgomery/G/Virginia Tech – Decent chance to make the team as they need some depth at guard.

Stanley McClover/DE/Auburn – Despite being drafted so late, could make the team as their fourth or fifth end.

New Orleans Saints
Reggie Bush/RB/USC – The team wasn't going to trade away to get their chance at Bush unless they got at least three first-round picks in return. Bush not only will help their offense, he'll help with the marketing of the team and will help sell seats.

Roman Harper/S/Alabama – He should make the team but will likely only see time on special teams.

Jahri Evans/OT/Bloomsburg – A young developmental prospect who should make the team as a backup.

Rob Ninkovich/DE/Purdue – Should be on the practice squad.

Mike Hass/WR/Purdue – Surprisingly wasn't selected earlier but has a decent chance to make the final roster as their fourth or fifth receiver.

Josh Lay/CB/Purdue – Practice squad candidate.

Zach Strief/G/Northwestern – Outside chance to make the roster as their fourth guard but a likely practice squad candidate.

Marques Colston/TE/Hofstra – Almost no shot to make the team but a chance to make the practice squad.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
David Joseph/G/Oklahoma – Should back up this season but should develop in to a starting position in year two.

Jeremy Trueblood/OT/Boston College – Expected to back up this season but could start in year two.

Maurice Stovall/WR/Notre Dame – If third-year WR Michael Clayton struggles again, Stovall could see more playing time than expected. Stovall should back him up this season.

Alan Zemaitis/CB/Penn St. – Expected to stay at cornerback and will compete for a dime role.

Julian Jenkins/DE/Stanford – Should compete for the fourth or fifth end job.

Bruce Gradkowski/QB/Toledo – Practice squad candidate.

T.J. Williams/TE/North Carolina St. – Outside chance at the No.3 role but a likely practice squad player.

Justin Phinisee/CB/Oregon – Practice squad candidate.

Charles Bennett/LB/Clemson - Practice squad candidate.

Tim Massaquoi/TE/Michigan - Practice squad candidate.



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