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Teams have been dropping points on the Buccaneers like crazy all season. They can't depend on their pass defense, and so an upgrade at corner would be great for them.
They want Claiborne, and he'll probably be available if the Vikings trade down, which I think they'll do. But since I'm not projecting trades in this draft, they go with Kirkpatrick, who is still an excellent cornerback and worth a top-10 pick.
Kirkpatrick came into the season as the top corner prospect in the country, but since quarterbacks tended to stay away from him, he didn't get any interceptions. He did manage nine passes defended and two forced fumbles, though, so he still got a good bit of production.
Alternate Selection: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
The Bucs' run defense was abysmal, and an upgrade would be great. However, Kuechly is a natural middle linebacker, and they already have Mason Foster.
They could take Kuechly and shift their positions around, though.