Several days ago I did an extensive Tampa Bay Buccaneers seven-round "mock madness" draft with at least two picks and a sleeper.
With all the recent trades and rumors swirling around mock boards throughout the Internet, I have narrowed down the possible selected individuals to be drafted by the Buccaneers to compete for a roster spot in 2010.
Let's get started.
Round 1, Pick 3
Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma.
Sleeper: Joe Haden, CB Florida, or Eric Berry, S Tennessee. If McCoy or Suh are off the board and the Buccaneers are not able to trade out of this position, look for the Bucs to pick up one of these two players.
Round 2, Pick 35
Demarius Thomas, WR Georgia Tech, or Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois. Both are also considered possible first round selections or first pick in the second round by St. Louis. If not, look for the Bucs to pick up one or the other.
Sleeper: Jerry Hughes, LB TCU. Although Hughes is listed as a LB, He would be a great asset coming off the edge as a pass rusher.
Round 2, Pick 42
Kareem Jackson, CB Alabama. He is very good in man coverage and as tackler.
Sleeper: Patrick Robinson, CB Florida State.
Round 3, Pick 67
Dexter Mc Cluster, RB Ole Miss. Cluster is an offensive weapon with some much needed speed.
Sleeper: Cory Wooten, DE Northwestern, or Alex Carrington, DE Arkansas State.
Round 4, Pick 101
Sergio Render, G Virginia Tech. If Sears is not ready, here is his replacement.
Sleeper: Jacoby Ford, WR Clemson. Ford is a deep threat that can stretch the field.
Round 5 Pick 153
LeGarrette Blount RB Oregon. Can also be used as a fullback.
Sleeper: Micah Johnson LB Kentucky. An all-around tackling machine. Can back-up Rudd.
Round 6, Pick 172
Ed Wang, OT West Virginia. Will give Trueblood some competition.
Sleeper: Myron Rolle, S Florida State. Good value pick.
Round 7, Pick 210
George Selvie, DT South Florida. This may be the steal of the draft.
Round 7, Pick 217
Any punter who has an average of 40 yards per punt—bring them in and let them compete!
Round 7, Pick 232
Vince Oghobaase, DT Duke. Underrated, could make the team.
Round 7, Pick 253
Freddie Barnes, WR Bowling Green.
Now that I have done the homework, this would be considered an excellent draft for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. You have a mixture of smarts (Rolle), speed, power, and instincts that was lacking in last years squad. Even if the Buccaneers pick up a handful of these players, it would go a long way toward having them become more competitive for the 2010 season and years to come. Let's read your responses.