3 free agent moves from NFC South rivals that should worry Buccaneers fans

The Buccaneers need to keep a close eye on their opponents.

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The Falcons also signed Darnell Mooney

This is a good time to reiterate the point that the Falcons are going to be a legitimate team this year. No Arthur Smith alone probably added a win or two to that column on the sheet. Going after key free agents is only going to add to headache in Tampa.

Darnell Mooney is one such addition. Most fans would look at this addition and not worry. That would be a mistake.

Mooney is leaving one of the worst situations in football (at least it was at the time) and is joining a roster that will move him from being the second offensive option to the fourth or fifth. Teams will come in and have a plan for Drake London, Bijan Robinson, and likely Kyle Pitts, but teams without a ton of depth in their secondary are going to have to play hope defense against the deeper players on the Falcons.

That is a matchup that will work well for Mooney.

Instead of having to go up against a scheme that was built to plan for him, Mooney is going to get extremely favorable matchups for the first time of his career, matchups that will likely hurt the Bucs given their current lack of depth at corner.

The Falcons look like the Bucs' biggest competition from a matchup standpoint and team perspective, and moves like this to improve in the fringes and take advantage of Tampa's weaknesses should worry Bucs fans.