How The NFC South Shakes Out, Post-Draft

SPARTANBURG, SC - AUGUST 03: A helmet of the Carolina Panthers on the ground during training camp at Wofford College on August 3, 2011 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

I'm making you guys do the heavy lifting today. I'd apologize for that, but hey. Everybody needs a workout.

After the draft and the furious signings of free agents, the NFC South looks just a bit different than it did the last time I asked you to project the standings in the division. That was about a month ago now, and there was a healthy mix of bulls and bears in the comments for that one.

Now that the Buccaneers have picked up a safety to address their secondary concerns and a new back to take over for fumblin' man about town LaGarette Blount, they're more than likely better than they were a month ago. Ditto the Panthers, who got tacklin' machine Luke Kuechly to anchor their oft-injured linebacking corps. Also, the Saints got a Canadian defensive tackle. I'm sure he's polite.

Me? Despite those strong drafts from the Buccaneers and Panthers, I'm sticking with my projections from a month ago. I don't think either team is there yet, and I don't think the Saints are

Falcons: 11-5
Saints: 10-6
Buccaneers: 8-8
Panthers: 7-9

What are your standings?

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