Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft 1.0: Will It Be Trent Richardson?

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IMarch 30, 2012

On third and two, Trent Richardson will get you five.
On third and two, Trent Richardson will get you five.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

You want this, you know you want this.

This will be the first of several, because like potato chips, no one can eat just one mock draft.

That's it for your formal intro to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2012 mock draft, 1.0 edition. Let's get right to it:

First, to set this table, the first four picks will need to look something like this:

1. Indy:  QB Andrew Luck

2. Washington: QB Robert Griffin III

3. Minnesota: OT Matt Kalil

4. Cleveland: WR Justin Blackmon

Now, drum roll please, cue Commish Goodell:

"With the fifth overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select running back Trent Richardson, Alabama."


Now on to the serious business:

Round 2 (4th pick, 26th overall): Stephon Gilmore, corner, South Carolina. He's 6'1", 193 lbs and has all the tools to become a standout player in the National Football League. Brings great depth to the corner position, and should become a starter in 2013 when Ronde Barber retires.

Round 3 (5th pick, 68th overall): Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia. He's 6'3", 245 lbs and will be the player the Bucs hoped Geno Hayes would become.

Round 4: The Bucs do not have a fourth-round pick.

Round 5: (5th pick, 140th overall): Tank Carder, MLB, TCU. He's 6'3", 237 lbs. The Bucs have been looking hard at this guy.

Round 6: (4th pick, 174th overall): Chase Ford, TE, Miami. He's 6'6", 245 lbs and could push Luke Stocker out of the picture.

Round 7: (5th pick, 212th overall: Lamar Holmes, OT, Southern Miss. He's 6'6", 333 lbs. Let's push Jeremy Trueblood.

That's it, ladies and gentlemen. But this is just the first of who knows how many we'll have for you.

Gotta run, gotta answer the phone, the ID says One Buc Place, better take this call.