2010 Mock Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Joe WillettSenior Writer IMarch 21, 2010

MIAMI - JANUARY 08:  Gerald McCoy #93 of the Oklahoma Sooners is tackled by Tim Tebow #15 and Jason Watkins #77 of the Florida Gators during the first half of the FedEx BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium on January 8, 2009 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Sorry for the long delay in between draft articles; however, with St. Patty's Day, a test on Friday, and Parents Weekend at my Fraternity, I was a little bit too busy to write anything so I had to take a few days off.

This means that I will be putting up a mock draft article almost every day until the Draft. It will be a lot of work, but I look forward to taking on the challenge.

Now, lets see how Bleacher Report saw the second pick in the draft going down.


Who did Bleacher Report choose to be the No. 2 overall pick?

Among the 218 Bleacher Creatures who voted in this poll, 71.1 percent chose Russell Okung to be the Lions new offensive line stud.  26.1 percent chose Gerald McCoy, meaning that he is still available to be picked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Here are the last two picks by the Bleacher Creatures:

1. Ndamukong Suh, DT

2. Russell Okung, OT

Speaking of the Bucs and Gerald McCoy...


With the third overall pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...Gerald McCoy, DT out of the University of Oklahoma

The Bucs finished 27th in overall defense last season and 26th in sacks.  With Aqib Talib growing into his own as a corner, they need somebody to get to the quarterback, and that guy is Gerald McCoy.

McCoy is highly coveted around the league and he has been moving farther and farther up people's draft boards over the past few weeks, surpassing Ndamukong Suh in a few.  He will be a dominant force for a team that lacked pressure last season.

McCoy has been a force for the Sooners and the Bucs are looking to capture that skill and unleash him on every other team in the NFC South.  They are going to need if that if they want to have any pipe dream of overtaking the New Orleans Saints.


Who else would make sense?

Sam Bradford continues to fall, as the Bucs also don't need a quarterback. They are going to be giving Josh Freeman the reigns and letting him take a shot at running the show.

In fact, the Bucs will most likely go for defense in the first round.  They will hope that Ndamukong Suh is still available, but if not, they could go for safety Eric Berry to continue to improve their secondary.

They could help their pass rush with DE Derrick Morgan from Georgia Tech.  Morgan would be a big help in the pass rush, but he likely won't go that high.

Don't forget to vote and make your voice heard Bucs fans, lets keep getting over 200 people voting in these polls.

I'm Joe W.