Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Buccaneers defeated the Vikings 36-17. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Reader’s Mock NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Bucs Are On The Clock

 

 

2013 Draft Picks

1.13, 2.11, 3.11, 4.15, 4.29 (from NE), 5.14, 6.13, 7.20 (from CHI)

 

2012 Draft Recap

1.07 Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
1.31 Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
2.26 Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
5.05 Najee Good, ILB, West Virginia
6.04 Keith Tandy, CB, West Virginia
7.05 Michael Smith, RB, Utah State
7.26 Drake Dunsmore, FB, Northwestern

 

Biggest Needs

Cornerback*

Defensive end

Tight end

Offensive tackle

*If Bucs fail to trade for Darrell Revis

 

After a 6-4 start in the 2012 season, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked like a team poised to make the playoffs, and at worst, finish the year with a winning record. They did neither, going 1-5 down the stretch due in large part to their lack of playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Aging veterans like LB Quincy Black and CB Ronde Barber were let go this offseason, CB Aquib Talib was traded midseason, and after DE Michael Bennett departed via free agency, the Bucs now have virtually no impact players on defense.

Expect to see the Bucs go defense with their first pick, and it will more than likely be the best cornerback on the board. That is unless they complete a trade for New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis. That would likely mean giving up the 13th-overall pick. But for now, we’re acting as though the Bucs will be o

 

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