Tampa Bay Bucs Mock Draft 2012: 7-Round Predictions

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Tampa Bay Bucs Mock Draft 2012: 7-Round Predictions
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No team has been busier than the Tampa Bay Bucs since the free agency period started on March 13th in the NFL. The Bucs went out and signed WR Vincent Jackson, OG Carl Nicks and CB Eric Wright the first week of free agency and most recently signed DT Amobi Okoye a couple of days ago.

Now the Bucs will concentrate on adding more talent to their roster via the 2012 NFL draft. I did a mock draft for the Bucs before free agency started almost two months ago. My thinking in this mock draft has not changed much. In fact, I still have the Bucs taking two players I mentioned in that particular mock draft.

Bottom line: I expect the Bucs to focus on adding defensive talent to their squad in the upcoming draft.

The draft is a little over two weeks away. GM Mark Dominik and his staff have been doing their homework. There have been plenty of things to study. Front-office types, scouts and coaches have gotten a good look at the 2012 prospects at the East-West Shrine game, the Senior Bowl, the NFL Scouting Combine and the recently concluded Pro Day workouts.

The time is getting near for the big test. The test being the 2012 NFL draft. It's a test the Bucs have to pass if the team expects to become a championship contender again. 

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