The New Orleans Saints completed Day 2 of the NFL draft by choosing a linebacker, defensive back and a quarterback.

What did the rest of the NFC South do? Here's a look at how the Falcons, Panthers and Bucs went about their Day 2 draft business:


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons second-round pick Jalen Collins said Friday night his positive drug tests are "all behind me."

The cornerback out of LSU confirmed he had three positive drug tests while in college. Details of the tests, including the drug in question, have not been released.

"What I told the Falcons, what I've been telling everybody, that stuff is behind me," Collins said in a telephone interview. "I've been making smarter decisions all this past year, trying to become a better person and a better football player and I think it's been helping me."

The Falcons addressed a glaring need by selecting Indiana running back Tevin Coleman in the third round.

Coleman set Indiana's record with 2,036 yards rushing in 2014. He couldn't run at the NFL combine due to a broken foot but ran the 40 in 4.39 seconds in his school's pro day.

Having to address drug tests made for an ominous start to Collins' NFL career. Collins said in the past he was "making bad decisions and not hanging with the right people."

Coach Dan Quinn said the key was how Collins addressed the issue.

"When a guy has a setback, how do you recover from it," Quinn said. "Are you able to come back through the other way and do well? That was certainly the case with Jalen. All of us have setbacks. For a guy like him to come back and do well, it answered a lot of questions for me."

Asked if his research revealed when Collins had his last failed test, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said "I prefer not to talk about the specifics of that."

Coleman (6-1, 210) could start for Atlanta as a rookie.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers added another big target in the passing game for Cam Newton.

The Panthers traded up Friday night to select Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess in the second round of the NFL draft.

The Panthers surrendered their second round (57th), third round (89th) and sixth round (201st) picks to move up 16 spots in the second round to take the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Funchess 41st overall.

Funchess gives the Panthers another tall, physical wide receiver to pair with Kelvin Benjamin, last year's first-round draft pick.

"Like I've said before, you can't coach size," Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman said, stealing a line from last year when the team selected the 6-foot-5, 240-pound Benjamin. "Devin plays fast and he's a smooth, fluid big man. And he's a very smart kid. He knows all three (wide receiver) positions and knew the blocking schemes."

The Panthers believe Funchess has a huge upside and will create mismatches against opposing defenses, particularly when paired with Benjamin and Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen.

Coach Ron Rivera said there were some initial concerns about Funchess' speed after he ran a 4.70 in the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. But Funchess worked to dispel some of those concerns by running a 4.47 at Michigan's pro day workout.

All of that doesn't concern Funchess.

"My game speed is faster than my 40-yard dash time," Funchess said.



TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Drafting Jameis Winston is just part of Tampa Bay's plan to improve a sputtering offense. Now, the Buccaneers are in the market for players who can help the young quarterback be successful.

Hours after signing the first overall pick in the NFL draft to a four-year, $23.35 million contract, the Bucs selected a pair of offensive lineman in the second round Friday night — adding Penn State tackle Donovan Smith and Hobart College's Ali Marpet, who'll get a chance to earn a starting job at guard.

"I can't tell you how excited we are about these two guys," general manager Jason Licht said.

"We went into the draft knowing we had to shore up the offensive line," the GM added. "We didn't want to reach for these guys. They were on our board exactly where he took them."

Smith was the second pick in the second round, No. 34 overall. He was a left tackle at Penn State, an area of need for Tampa Bay.

Marpet played tackle at Hobart, a NCAA Division III program, but impressed the Bucs at the Senior Bowl and against at the NFL Combine.

"He dominated at Hobart. The concern a lot of people had is how is he going to play against top-notch competition," Licht said. "At the Senior Bowl ... he played very well. He looked like he belonged."

To get Marpet, the Bucs gave up the first pick in the third round — No. 65 overall — to Indianapolis in exchange for get back into the second round to select the 2014 Liberty League co-offensive player of the year at No. 61 .

The teams also swapped positions in the fourth round, with the Bucs dropping to No. 128 and the Colts moving up to 109 on Saturday.

"We've added two good offensive linemen to the mix," coach Lovie Smith said. "We're a better football team for doing that."