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Plugging the holes: NFC South

Explorations of need in New Orleans, Tampa, Carolina and Atlanta

Originally Published: March 25, 2010
By David Gardner | Football Outsiders
Ndamukong Suh, Dez Bryant & Sean WeatherspoonIcon SMIThese three Big 12 studs would help out NFC South squads at DL, WR and LB.

As we near the draft, Football Outsiders is taking a look at the major holes in the roster of each NFL team by division. On Thursday, they take a shot at the NFC South.

Atlanta Falcons

Biggest Hole: Defensive end

Thanks to a top-notch run defense (No. 2 in our metrics) and a strong season from defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, the Falcons' pass defense didn't derail Atlanta's entire season.

But it came close.