After months of scouring through countless player profiles and endless highlight reels, the long, agonizing wait for the 2013 NFL draft is just about over.
Unfortunately for Bucs fans, their wait has been extended by an additional day following last weekend's trade with the New York Jets for CB Darrelle Revis, which sent their first-round pick (No. 13 overall) as compensation.
Unless, as Tampa Bay Times Bucs beat writer Stephen Holder is suggesting, the Bucs trade back into the first-round to land a prospect that falls farther than expected.
Until that happens, however, the Bucs will have to wait until the second-round (No. 43 overall) on Friday evening before choosing their first prospect.
In spite of trading away their first-round choice, the Bucs are still left with seven choices overall, including a pair of picks in both the fourth and sixth rounds.
Keep in mind, the Bucs could certainly trade up, or down for that matter, and turn this mock draft into fireplace fuel. With that said, I've based the final 2013 mock draft for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on needs alone and nothing more.
Let the debate begin.