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Go nuts.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the heart of the offseason, and I can’t just pull news out of thin air like some of wizard, so we’re going to try to have fun while we wait for that news to appear.

Today’s exercise will see you creating a very good NFL team out of only the four squads in the NFC South. These rosters are studded with good players, but in many cases the choice will be a relatively easy one for you. Quarterback is the one spot where I foresee many, many arguments.

In this scenario, I’m looking to build a team that is young and good, so you’ll see a mix of excellent veterans and young players I believe have enough upside to warrant being on this list. I imagine you’ll find a few of my choices...unorthodox. And perhaps a bit homerish.

Build your own starting lineup, using up to 3 receivers, four cornerbacks, and four linebackers.

All-NFC South Team

QB Matt Ryan

RB Devonta Freeman

FB Alan Cross

WR Julio Jones

WR Mike Evans

WR Michael Thomas

TE Greg Olsen

LT Terron Armstead

LG Ali Marpet (yes, I know he’s a RG for Tampa Bay)

C Alex Mack

RG Trai Turner

RT Ryan Schraeder

DE Cameron Jordan

DE Vic Beasley

DT Kawann Short

DT Gerald McCoy

MLB Deion Jones

MLB Luke Kuechly

OLB De’Vondre Campbell

OLB Lavonte David

CB Desmond Trufant

CB Robert Alford

CB Vernon Hargreaves

CB Delvin Breaux

FS Vonn Bell

SS Keanu Neal

K Roberto Aguayo

P Matt Bosher

LS Josh Harris

KR/PR Ted Ginn Jr.