Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft 3.0: The Bucs Trade Down with Dallas

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IApril 13, 2012

Michael Brockers is a beast and a half.
Michael Brockers is a beast and a half.Joe Murphy/Getty Images

Fasten your seat belts Buc fans, this one will have you talking, promise.

 Round 1:

 Colts:            Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford.

 Redskins:     Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

 Vikings:        Matt Kalil, OT, Southern Cal

 Browns:       Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced a trade: The Bucs will exchange first round picks with the Dallas Cowboys. In addition to the 14th overall pick, the Cowboys send running back Felix Jones to the Buccaneers along with their second round pick (45th overall), their third round pick (81st overall) and their fourth round pick (113th overall).

The Dallas Cowboys select running back Trent Richardson of Alabama with the fifth overall pick.

Now before we get into the Bucs picks, please consult the NFL Draft Value Chart. You'll find the fifth overall pick valued at 1,700 points. The 14th pick at 1,100. The Cowboys second round pick, 450, third round, 165 and the fourth, 68. Adds up to 1773, good value for the exchange PLUS Felix Jones. The Bucs couldn't resist. Dallas finds the next Emmitt Smith.

Round 1:  With the 14th overall pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers, 6-6, 315. Wow! Where did that come from you ask? Speaks volumes about the uncertainty surrounding Gerald McCoy and Brian Price, perhaps Price more than McCoy.

Now on we go.

Round 2: Fourth pick (36th overall):       Lavonte David, OLB, 6-1, 225, Nebraska.

from Cowboys: 13th pick (45th overall):   Lamar Miller, RB, 5-11, 210, Miami.

Round 3: Fifth pick (68th overall):          Harrison Smith, SS, 6-2, 215, Notre Dame.

from Cowboys: 19th pick (81st overall) : Bobby Wagner, ILB, 6-1, 232, Utah State.

Round 4: from Cowboys: 18th pick (113th overall:  Dwight Bentley, CB, 5-11, 180, Louisiana Lafayette.

Round 5: Fifth pick (140th overall):     Tank Carder, ILB, 6-3, 237, TCU. 

Round 6: Fourth pick (174th overall):  Joe Looney, OG, 6-3, 320, Wake Forest.

Round 7: Fifth pick (212th overall):     George Bryan, TE, 6-5, 265, N.C. State.

Well gang, there you have it. Something to think about, something to get you thinking going into the weekend. The draft is less than 14 days away.

Fire away.