Around the NFC South

Time for a cruise through the top morning headlines from around the NFC South:


In his latest survey of mock drafts, Jay Adams writes that University of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant seems to be the consensus pick for the Falcons. Trufant is a very logical choice, but I’m not sure he’ll be available at No. 30. I see Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor as a nice alternative.


Scott Fowler chooses the five best and worst draft classes in franchise history. The Class of 2009 (Everette Brown, Sherrod Martin, etc.) is among the worst. That class' failures went a long way in getting Marty Hurney fired as general manager.


Larry Holder reports the Saints had $1.6 million in cap space prior to agreeing to terms with backup quarterback Seneca Wallace on Monday. Wallace’s deal is likely to be worth the veteran minimum. The Saints will need to free up more cap room just to be able to sign their draft picks, and they don’t have a lot of veteran contracts left to restructure.


The Bucs began their offseason program without defensive back Ronde Barber, who still is deciding if he will retire. Coach Greg Schiano said there has been dialogue with Barber, but the veteran has yet to make a decision. If Barber is going to return for another season, I think the Bucs would like it to come by the time their offseason program moves to field work in a couple of weeks.