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1. Kansas City Chiefs Luke Joeckel, OT - Texas A&M
2. Jacksonville Jaguars Dion Jordan, DE - Oregon
3. Oakland Raiders Shariff Floyd, DT - Florida
4. Philadelphia Eagles Geno Smith, QB - West Virginia
5. Detroit Lions Eric Fisher, OT - Central Michigan
6. Cleveland Browns Dee Milliner, CB - Alabama
7. Arizona Cardinals Lane Johnson, OT - Oklahoma
8. Buffalo Bills Matt Barkley, QB - Southern California
9. New York Jets Jarvis Jones, OLB - Georgia
10. Tennessee Titans Barkevious Mingo, OLB - LSU
11. San Diego Chargers Chance Warmack, OG - Alabama
12. Miami Dolphins Ezekiel Ansah, DE – BYU
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Xavier Rhodes, CB - Florida State
It doesn’t matter if the Buccaneers get cornerback Darrelle Revis from the Philadelphia Eagles or not, they still need another cornerback. Why not take the second-best option in the draft?
Round 2, Pick 11 (43) Zach Ertz, TE – Stanford
The bad news for Josh Freeman is that the team plans to bring in competition and 2013 could be a make or break year for the quarterback. The good news is that adding a weapon like Zach Ertz gives Freeman extra ammunition in his battle.
Ertz is a fluid route runner with good hands and speed and can contribute early in his professional career.
Round 3, Pick 11 (73) Brandon Williams, DT – Missouri Southern State
The Bucs need to bring in a tough defensive tackle and Brandon Williams could be a good fit to work next to Gerald McCoy. He’s powerful and can push offensive linemen into the backfield to disrupt plays before they have a chance to develop.
Round 4, Pick 15 (112) Landry Jones, QB – Oklahoma
General manager Mark Dominik and head coach Greg Schiano are set on the thought that brining in competition for Josh Freeman is a good idea. Landry Jones is a strong-armed option that may already be on Tampa Bay’s radar, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Round 4, Pick 29 (126) (From Patriots) William Gholston, DE – Michigan State
William Gholston is an oversized pass-rushing option that uses sheer strength to overpower blockers but can stay home and help in run support. He visited the Buccaneers on April 5, according to Scout.com.
Round 5, Pick 14 (147) Brandon McGee, CB - Miami
Brandon McGee might not be the best open-field tackler, but he’s good with his hands in coverage and takes good angles to the football and fights well in the air. McGee spent some time during the Senior Bowl with the Buccaneers’ director of college scouting, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Round 6, Pick 13 (181) Jawan Jamison, RB – Rutgers
First, there’s the whole Rutgers connection between Schiano and the school. Add that to the fact that the team is willing to rid itself of LeGarrette Blount and Jawan Jamison makes sense. Jamison is an all-purpose back that can help in many facets of Tampa Bay’s offense.
Round 6, Pick 28 (196) (From Broncos through Eagles) Keith Pough, ILB – Howard
Take away any assessment of skill and Keith Pough is the kind of leader that Schiano likes on the field. Add in the fact that Pough is an intense athlete with sound fundamentals and a high motor and the fact that the Buccaneers have already shown interest in him, according to ESPN, and Pough is a great idea here.