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Welcome to the future.
The fantastic counterpart to the infamous Honey Badger, Morris Claiborne seems a shoe-in to join Tampa Bay for the 2012 season. This past year alone, he caught six interceptions and picked up the Jim Thorpe Award—given to the best college defensive back in the nation.
Coming out of the extremely proficient LSU defense, Claiborne will be more than ready to begin a long and productive NFL career. Many say he is the best defender in the entire NFL Draft.
The Bucs need a great cornerback now more than ever. Aqib Talib may never see playing time again, due to his legal troubles. Also, Ronde Barber is 37 years old and retirement seems like a big possibility.
At pick No.5, it is hard to see where else Tampa Bay could go. Perhaps Trent Richardson, the Alabama RB would be worth drafting, as he would form an amazing tandem with LeGarrette Blount.
Still, this is a running back heavy draft, and other great rushers can be found elsewhere, mostly in the second and third rounds. Besides, Cleveland has to be eying Richardson as well, given their Peyton Hillis troubles.
Be excited for next year, when Claiborne will be snatching balls from the likes of Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, and Cam Newton twice a year.