Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 NFL Draft: Bucs Needs

The Bucs have needs across the board, but have three primary needs on each side of the ball. With coaching change in place (Greg Schiano), Tampa could be an enigman come draft time.

Needs: DT, LB, CB, RT, RB, WR

Best Options

DT Devon Still, Fletcher Cox: Both are different fits, with Still being more of an outside threat, and Cox fitting best in a 3-4 setting. The Bucs are not happy with their current inside game of McCoy and Price, so a change is seen as needed here.

LB Luke Kuelchy: He's a machine, and the Bucs are really thin on talent at LB. Kuelchy would fit as an early leader and producer here for a unit that has nothing going for it right now.

CB Morris Claiborne: Ronde Barber is on his way out at 37, and the Bucs need a stable shut down corner. Claiborne would be a starter from day one, and comes from a an amazing defense. Major talent, would be hard to pass on.

RT Riley Reiff: Josh Freeman needs some help on the line, and Reiff would be a great fit, but not sure if this is the most pressing concern right now.

RB Trent Richardson: The starter right now is LaGarrette Blount. Enough said.

WR Kendall Wright: Freeman needs weapons, and he needs them now. Wright fits the bill, and has been screaming up the boards this offseason. A very nice fit.

I Pick: CB Morris Claiborne...This pick has been rumored for months, and Claiborne immediately replaces Barber. With Schiano's defensive mindset, this may make the most sense right now.

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