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It may have been arguably the worst division in the NFL last year, but next year, the NFC South will be attracting a lot of attention.

Much of the attention will be surrounding the new quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and this years first overall pick Jameis Winston.

All eyes will be one Winston to see what the former FSU star can do to impress in his rookie year.

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The rest of the division will be claiming attention to as the New Orleans Saints will have to prove that they can win without tight-end Jimmy Graham.

The Carolina Panthers will also have to rally behind their quarterback Cam Newton who has recently signed a huge contract extension with the franchize.

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As for the Atlanta Falcons, everyone is eager to see what former defensive co-ordinator for the Seattle Seahawks Dan Quinn can do in his first year as head coach.

Ahead of the new season however, the Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones has spoke about his incredible year in 2014.

Despite the team not making the post-season, Jones had 1,593 receiving yards - making a franchize record.

Despite having an impressive season in 2014, Jones isn't planning on slowing down.

"I don’t feel like I did my best last year. I’m bigger, faster, and stronger than I ever was, to this point now. Shout-out to the trainers. They helped me out. But I definitely can improve on everything.” - Jones on next season

Arguably Jones' best performance in the 2014 season came against the Green Bay Packers as the Falcons suffered a 43-37 loss.

Jones had 259 yards and one touchdown in the week 14 loss at Lambeau Field and if he is planning on similar performances next year, the league should be on notice.

rE-EMERGING DIVISION?

Last year the NFC South was regarded as the worst division in the NFL as the Carolina Panthers made the post-season as division winners despite having a losing record.

The Panthers went 7-8-1 on the season but managed to make it to a divisional round clash with the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

The Panthers even had a record breaking victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Wildcard weekend but the NFC South division still has a long way to go before their play-off achievements come as a surprise.

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