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NFC post-draft needs

There were 255 players selected in last week's NFL Draft, and even more signed as college free agents.

So now what?

Plenty if you're a team that still has holes to fill.

Here's a look at the remaining needs and/or question areas for all 32 NFL clubs as minicamps and OTA workouts get in full swing.

POST-DRAFT NEEDS: NFC | AFC NFC SOUTH

New Orleans: Veteran backup quarterback. Like with Indianapolis, the Saints appear set to stick with an untested youngster (Chase Daniels) directly behind their starter (Drew Brees). 2009 backup Mark Brunell is unsigned and probably won't be back with New Orleans drafting Oregon State's Sean Canfield in the seventh round.

Atlanta: Defensive end. The Falcons loved Michigan's Brandon Graham -- who didn't? -- but he went off the board six picks earlier in the first round to Philadelphia. Barring a veteran acquisition, Atlanta must now hope that young DEs Kroy Biermann and Lawrence Sidbury can provide John Abraham with some pass-rush help.

Tampa Bay: An infusion of cash. General manager Mark Dominik is drawing praise for a solid draft, but his hands are tied when it comes to free-agent spending because of team ownership's penny-pinching ways. That will make rebuilding the Bucs an even longer process.

Carolina: Defensive tackle. Damione Lewis (New England) and Maake Kemoeatu (Washington) left this offseason. Ex-Indianapolis starter Ed Johnson, who has a poor off-field history, was signed as one veteran replacement but the Panthers did nothing else to address this position in the draft.

NFC EAST

Dallas: Free safety/left tackle. After cutting Ken Hamlin and Flozell Adams earlier this month, the Cowboys have done nothing through free agency or the draft to address either position. That means Dallas is content with FS Michael Hamlin and LT Doug Free as their respective replacements or some movement is coming. Two possibilities: The Cowboys re-sign Adams to a lesser contract and/or make a move for St. Louis safety O.J. Atogwe, a restricted free agent whose future with the Cardinals will become clearer after a June 1 salary deadline. Atogwe also could be targeted by the safety-starved Miami Dolphins.

Philadelphia: A trade partner for Michael Vick. I know -- good luck with that. Otherwise, the Eagles have no glaring needs other than a return to health by center Jamaal Jackson (knee).

Washington: Offensive line. Using the No. 4 overall pick on LT Trent Williams and signing free-agent G Artis Hicks (Minnesota) was just a start. The Redskins can still use talent upgrades with linemen who better fit new head coach Mike Shanahan's zone-blocking philosophy. As it stands now, DT Albert Haynesworth and LB Rocky McIntosh aren't trade bait for upgrades.

NY Giants: Defensive line. I kid, Giants fans! New York, though, won't be laughing if the team can't field an upgrade for released MLB Antonio Pierce. Despite having ample talent across his front four, Giants general manager Jerry Reese stuck to his draft board and chose South Florida DE Jason Pierre-Paul and East Carolina DT Linval Joseph with his first two picks. Reese did choose a potential Pierce replacement in the fourth round, but expecting Nebraska's Phillip Dillard to make an immediate impact might be asking too much.

NFC WEST

San Francisco: A full-time general manager. The 49ers have yet to name a permanent replacement for Scot McCloughan, who was relieved of his duties in March. McCloughan protege Trent Baalke handled the draft and drew mixed reviews. Amid fears that Dallas would jump ahead of them at No. 13, the 49ers sent first- and fourth-round draft choices to Denver for the chance to pick Rutgers RT Anthony Davis at No. 11. Using the No. 17 pick for a guard (Mike Iupati) was also suspect considering San Francisco could use a double-digit sack threat -- something the 49ers haven't fielded since Andre Carter had 12.5 in 2002. Second- and third-round picks S Taylor Mays and LB Navorro Bowman are boom-or-bust propositions.

Seattle: Much less than last week at this time. The Seahawks were one of the most active teams during the draft, immediately filling starter needs with first-round picks Russell Okung (left tackle) and Earl Thomas (free safety). Seattle then traded for two top-tier RBs -- LenDale White and Leon Washington -- while also adding Tennessee DT Kevin Vickerson. There are still too many questions at quarterback to consider Seattle a legitimate playoff contender, but new head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider are off to a great start.

Arizona: Cornerback. One would think the NFL's 23rd-ranked secondary in 2009 could use all the help it could get. The Cardinals, though, traded CB Bryant McFadden to Pittsburgh on Saturday one season after signing him as a free agent from the Steelers. Arizona is fond of second-year CB Greg Toler but more depth is advised.

St. Louis: Wide receiver/backup running back. St. Louis now has its "franchise" quarterback. But if Sam Bradford is going to fit the bill, he needs more weapons. Even though their wide receiver depth is awful, St. Louis waited until the fourth-round before selecting a wideout (Cincinnati's Mardy Gilyard). The Rams also didn't select a running back to help spell workhorse Steven Jackson, who would be even more effective if given the chance to catch his breath.

NFC NORTH

Minnesota: A decision from Brett Favre about his NFL future. While all signs point toward Favre returning, you never know with someone who -- how shall we put this gently -- struggles to make career decisions. The Vikings entertained taking a quarterback with the No. 30 overall pick but instead traded back and chose Virginia cornerback Chris Cook at No. 34. This is a team that was drafting for the future thanks to the personnel acumen of Brad Childress and Rick Spielman.

Green Bay: Cornerback. Green Bay didn't chose one with its seven picks, which reflects GM Ted Thompson's faith in 35-year-old Al Harris and two younger CBs (Will Blackmon and Pat Lee) who finished the season on injured reserve. Green Bay's demise last season stemmed from the inability to stop spread formations.

Detroit: Strong safety. Rising second-year FS Louis Delmas can't do it all in Detroit's secondary. Journeymen Marquand Manuel, Marvin White and Ko Simpson are the top starting strong safety candidates on the roster. Detroit must do better.

Chicago: Guard. The Bears and Houston are reportedly both in the bidding for nine-time Pro Bowl selection Alan Faneca, who was released over the weekend by the New York Jets. Signing him would upgrade Chicago's line and allow Frank Omiyale to play right tackle.