Ranking the Top 5 Players on the Buccaneers' 2013 Draft Board

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Ranking the Top 5 Players on the Buccaneers' 2013 Draft Board
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers need help. Then again, when you've lost 21 of the past 32 games and have the league's worst pass defense, there are obviously needs that have to be addressed.

At the forefront of those needs is adding an extra body or two for a secondary that allowed more than 297 yards per game and 30 touchdowns through the air in 2012. Oh, and opposing quarterbacks enjoyed a healthy average rating of 93.5 against them.

Complicating matters even more were the back-to-back midseason suspensions of cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Eric Wright, both of whom tested positive for PEDs. Their absences only further highlighted the deficiencies of Tampa Bay's young and inexperienced secondary.

Talib was later traded to New England, while all signs point to Wright having already played his last game as a Buc.

With the Bucs more than $30 million under the salary cap, they're in a position to address one or both of their starting CB positions, as well as potentially add to their linebacking corps or along the defensive line should they see fit.

And while any activity between now and April could certainly alter draft plans, until we know just how big of a player the Bucs will be in free agency, their needs remain unchanged.

As such, here are the top five players the Bucs should target with their top draft choice.

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