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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Wishful Thinking Edition

Jan 19th, 2013 at 3:50 pm
 by Leo Howell
2013 NFL Draft








 
Imagine that today is April 28th, and the NFL Draft has already taken place. As Buccaneers’ fans, we’re browsing the web, looking at videos, and debating with other fans about the selections that Mark Dominik and his team have made. However, there is this feeling that the Buccaneers did everything exactly right, and that everything fell their way. What would that look like? Let’s consider the absolute best case scenario draft for the Buccaneers, using what we know now about the players and the team’s needs.
 




The first round has begun, and there is a run on quarterbacks. Multiple teams ahead of the Buccaneers select a signal caller, and the true talent of the draft stays on the board. Teams pick needs over best player available, especially at the quarterback position, and every year the combine causes teams to overreact to QB’s coming out of college. This means Tampa Bay has plenty of options to choose from, and somehow FSU star defensive end Bjoern Werner has fallen to number 13. The Buccaneers gladly snatch up the hard working pass rusher, and add him to the current stable of defensive ends they’ve accumulated. Suddenly, pass rush might be the strength of the Buccaneers in 2013. The first round goes by with little drama, as teams fall in line and take the best available players.
 

The Buccaneers pounce, seeing an opportunity to grab another key talent. Much like last year, when Tampa Bay traded back into the first round to select Doug Martin, the Buccaneers make a deal to move into the late first round and pick up Xavier Rhodes from Florida State. He’s similar to Aqib Talib on the field, but trades a bit of top end speed for a better off-the-field demeanor, according to his CBSSports.com draft profile. The Buccaneers now have the foundation for a strong defense for years to come, with McCoy, Clayborn, David, Barron, Rhodes, and Werner. The pair of FSU prospects might anger some Gator fans, but once they put on the Red and Pewter, all will be forgiven.
 





The Bucs now lack a second rounder and the 4th rounder they got from the Patriots for Talib, thanks to the trade mentioned above. They did manage to pick up an extra 7th rounder, which could prove useful. They hang out until the third round, when they make their next pick. Jordan Reed from Florida is the next choice, and Gator fans forgive the Bucs front office for those last two Seminoles picks. Reed is Aaron Hernandez 2.0, and provides the Tampa Bay offense with a more dynamic intermediate option, upgrading over Dallas Clark and Luke Stocker. Reed fills another position of need, and is a bit of a steal over 70 picks into the draft.
 


The Buccaneers are on the clock again before you know it, and it’s the fourth round. The war room decides to leave the state of Florida, and select Ricky Wagner from Wisconsin. Wagner is a big, strong, reliable offensive tackle who will assume the vacant right tackle position left by Jeremy Trueblood’s departure. The first-team All Big Ten selection completes a strong offensive line for the Buccaneers that hopefully remains healthy and creates plenty of room for Doug Martin to run. The fifth round is suddenly upon us, and it’s time for the Bucs to pick again. This time, the Buccaneers go back to the defensive side of the ball and select D.J. Swearinger from South Carolina. Swearinger will come in and compete to play at safety, and provides a tough, hard-working option in the defensive backfield for 2013.
 




Now only 3 picks remain, the 6th round, and two 7th rounders. The picks fly by as the draft winds down, but the Buccaneers are staying sharp and keep an eye out for possible late round steals. They select Brandon Kaufman from Eastern Washington in the 6th round, and feel he can make an immediate impact. Kaufman set the FCS record in 2012 with 1850 receiving yards on 93 receptions, and proved to be a reliable option for the Eagles all season long. He also found the end zone 16 times in 2012, and will be able to use his 6 foot, 4 inch frame well in the NFL. The two seventh round picks are spent on Melvin White (a corner back) and Miguel Maysonet (a running back) who I discuss in a previous article that you should check out if you haven’t already!
 


That means the Buccaneers draft looks like this:
 
1. Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
 
1. Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
 
3. Jordan Reed, TE, Florida
 
4. Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
 
5. D.J. Swearinger, S, South Carolina
 
6. Brandon Kaufman, WR, Eastern Washington
 
7. Melvin White, CB, Louisianna-Lafayette
 
7. Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook





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« #1 : January 20, 2013, 01:22:42 AM »

I'll take it.



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« #2 : January 20, 2013, 06:15:24 AM »

Hell. Yes..... That group would be quite a haul. Could even give this years class a run for their money.


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« #3 : January 20, 2013, 07:56:58 AM »

I would be okay with that draft, but losing your 2nd and that late 4th to go back into the 'late' first round would be a bad trade. I'm not certain what the author is thinking about late (which I would consider to be 26th to 32nd and we made that trade a year ago and only lost a mid ranged 4th pick, not our 2nd round pick. We are picking a bit later this year, but I expect that we would still have kept our 2nd, perhaps had to trade our 1st 4th (keeping that late 4th almost 5th from the Pats) and perhaps a 6th to make that trade. If we had to trade our 2nd, I would have expected something at least a 4th back along with that 7th.

So I like the move up, like the player, but the cost was too much IMO.

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« #4 : January 20, 2013, 09:51:04 AM »

I'm definitely hoping we land Jordan Reed.  A little raw having only played TE for a couple years  , but his talent is off the charts .  We can't afford to take a TE in the 1st round , but Reed has 1st round potential.

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« #5 : January 20, 2013, 10:03:47 AM »

My dream draft would put Star next to McCoy, Bowers and Clayborn.

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« #6 : January 20, 2013, 10:18:45 AM »

would crap my pants to get this draft. swearinger in the 5th would be a complete steal. I don't see any way he falls that far but hey if it happens im for it. im not big on reed because hes not a complete TE and has had below average production but I will cut him some slack since UF hasn't had good QB play his entire career. if he can play like aaron hernandez I can get over his lack of blocking

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« #7 : January 20, 2013, 10:44:19 AM »

I would be okay with that draft, but losing your 2nd and that late 4th to go back into the 'late' first round would be a bad trade. I'm not certain what the author is thinking about late (which I would consider to be 26th to 32nd and we made that trade a year ago and only lost a mid ranged 4th pick, not our 2nd round pick. We are picking a bit later this year, but I expect that we would still have kept our 2nd, perhaps had to trade our 1st 4th (keeping that late 4th almost 5th from the Pats) and perhaps a 6th to make that trade. If we had to trade our 2nd, I would have expected something at least a 4th back along with that 7th.
Huh?  We traded our 2nd and fourth round picks last year for the Denver's first and fourth round picks (their fourth round pick being later in the round).  Our second round pick with the fourth pick of the round last year, so we'd be moving up a quite a bit further in this scenario, hence the reason we get a 7th back rather than a 4th.  Either way though, there'd be no way that we'd be able to trade back up into the first without giving up our second (or a later year's first, which is almost always a stupid move on the part of the team that does it.)

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« #8 : January 20, 2013, 10:52:03 AM »

I would be okay with that draft, but losing your 2nd and that late 4th to go back into the 'late' first round would be a bad trade. I'm not certain what the author is thinking about late (which I would consider to be 26th to 32nd and we made that trade a year ago and only lost a mid ranged 4th pick, not our 2nd round pick. We are picking a bit later this year, but I expect that we would still have kept our 2nd, perhaps had to trade our 1st 4th (keeping that late 4th almost 5th from the Pats) and perhaps a 6th to make that trade. If we had to trade our 2nd, I would have expected something at least a 4th back along with that 7th.
Huh?  We traded our 2nd and fourth round picks last year for the Denver's first and fourth round picks (their fourth round pick being later in the round).  Our second round pick with the fourth pick of the round last year, so we'd be moving up a quite a bit further in this scenario, hence the reason we get a 7th back rather than a 4th.  Either way though, there'd be no way that we'd be able to trade back up into the first without giving up our second (or a later year's first, which is almost always a stupid move on the part of the team that does it.)

Your right. For some reason, I just remembered only the 4th, but it was as you said. In that case, I withdraw my objection.

I blame this on the lack of enough coffee this morning ....  8)

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« #9 : January 20, 2013, 10:55:42 AM »

Would absolutely love that draft and I do expect MD to be aggressive like last year and try to sneak into the latter part of round one to get a CB and take the BPA at #13

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« #10 : January 20, 2013, 12:42:11 PM »

If we draft Woerner and let Bennett walk, Dominik will be fired at year's end after another mediocre year.

With Bowers, Bennett, and Clayborne, why the hell are we even considering a defensive end when we are DREADFUL at corner, need another linebacker, and a right tackle.

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« #11 : January 20, 2013, 02:23:45 PM »

If we draft Woerner and let Bennett walk, Dominik will be fired at year's end after another mediocre year.

With Bowers, Bennett, and Clayborne, why the hell are we even considering a defensive end when we are DREADFUL at corner, need another linebacker, and a right tackle.

agree to a point. IF and this is a big IF werner is there you take him because hes extreme value, or better yet you auction the pick off to a team that needs DE help. hed be a complete luxury pick if we had him and we really need to double up at corner. getting werner and rhodes helps but id rather go corner with 1st and 2nd round
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