The 2012 NFL Draft is less than a month away, which means NFL coaches and scouts are working nearly round the clock to take in and digest every conceivable ounce of information regarding potential draft picks for their respective franchises.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold the fifth overall selection in next month's draft and for all intents and purposes, find themselves held captive to the four teams directly in front of them.
After all, it can be a difficult proposition to hone in on a player or position without knowing what player or position the team or teams in front of you are zeroing in on.
Some have suggested that the Browns at number four will dictate which direction the Bucs go, but conventional wisdom would suggest Minnesota at number three is actually the bigger wild card.
Earlier reports linked the Vikings to Southern California tackle Matt Kalil, although of late there have been a growing number of those who believe Louisiana State cornerback Morris Claiborne could very easily wind up in the Twin Cities instead.
Short of going into full mock draft mode, here are five scenarios the Buccaneers are likely to encounter with their 2012 first-round pick.