NFC South: Falcons execute a brilliant draft strategy on Day 2 of NFL Mock Draft

The Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New Orleans Saints all add pieces to their respective puzzles, while Falcons continue building a dynasty in Atlanta in Day 2 of the NFC South mock draft.
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One week left until we get the “end of the season” 32-team mock draft, but until then, we need to continue our discussion on the NFC South. We saw a lot of big moves and a bombshell pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that may devastate the Atlanta Falcons for years to come. For that reason, the Bucs were the runaway victors of Round 1 of NFLMocks’ Midseason Mock Draft for the NFC South. 

Updated Day 2 Mock Draft For The NFC South

We are back for some Day 2 mock draft action, with the Carolina Panthers finally on the clock at No. 33 overall in the second round. Along with this pick, they will also have No. 65 in today’s article. 

The Falcons picked up the Cincinnati Bengals’ No. 49 pick to add to their 44th and 75th picks. They traded back when all three of their targets were still available, yet went a different direction and drafted Washington wide receiver Rome Odunze. Atlanta still needs a quarterback, even with a loaded group of weapons on offense. 

The New Orleans Saints traded up to grab Alabama’s J.C. Latham and upgrade the offensive line; in addition to moving up, they acquired the 34th pick from the Chicago Bears. They will look for some defensive playmakers in Round 2.

The Buccaneers stole Jayden Daniels with the 19th pick. They have the 51st and 84th picks on Day 2 with holes on the offensive line they need to plug. Tampa Bay may also look for a prominent defensive back to bolster their secondary. 

Without further ado, the Panthers are on the clock.