Around the NFC South

Time for a quick trip through the NFC South links.

Former Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks reportedly will be announced as president of the Tampa Bay Storm today. He also will receive an ownership stake in the Arena Football League franchise.

Vic Carucci writes that Tampa Bay general manager Mark Dominik, who received a four-year contract extension Monday, will emerge as one of the league’s top general managers.

New Orleans receiver Robert Meachem said the lockout is allowing him time to heal an ankle on which he had offseason surgery.

Alabama running back Mark Ingram, who already has visited with the Saints, will visit Tampa Bay this week. Most draft gurus have the Bucs taking a defensive end at No. 20 and that would make plenty of sense. But the Bucs do need some depth at running back to go with LeGarrette Blount.

USA Today takes a look at what the Carolina Panthers might do with the first pick in the NFL draft.

Georgia’s A.J. Green visited the Panthers over the weekend. He’s probably a long shot as the No. 1 pick. The last receiver to be the first player taken in a draft was Keyshawn Johnson in 1996.