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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions After Combine
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New uniforms won't be the only facelift that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will undergo before they hit the field for the 2014 season.  

With new sheriffs in town, the Bucs are expected to make plenty of personnel changes, especially on an offense that ranked dead last in the NFL in yards per game in 2013.  And now that the NFL Scouting Combine is in the books, the draft picture has probably become just a little bit clearer for some of the 32 teams.

As the Bucs' look forward to the draft, it's hard not to notice that their lack of picks gives them limited flexibility.  This makes the possibility of trading back in the first round an extremely attractive option for general manager Jason Licht and head coach Lovie Smith.  

For the sake of this mock, let's assume that the Bucs have indeed taken advantage of the opportunity to move down, trading with the New York Giants for the 12th overall pick.  In return, the Bucs have hypothetically received the Giants' picks in the second and fourth rounds, giving Tampa Bay two selections in each of those rounds.  

This scenario is likely in the event that either of the top two offensive tackles—Texas A&M's Jake Matthews or Auburn's Greg Robinson—are still on the board at the seventh overall pick, since left tackle is a huge need area for the G-Men.

Now that the Bucs have restocked their cupboard of picks in our mock-draft universe, let's take a look at how those picks could be best used.

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