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« : April 02, 2013, 12:27:44 AM »




Mocking the NFC South with Todd McShay

 April, 1, 2013

 
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

 
Let’s take a look at Todd McShay’s latest Insider mock draft from an NFC South perspective.
 

At No. 13, he has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers taking West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin. I wouldn’t totally rule this one out because the Bucs want to give quarterback Josh Freeman all the help they can. Austin could be explosive as a slot receiver. But the Bucs already have signed Kevin Ogletree to compete with Tiquan Underwood for the spot as the third receiver. I think Tampa Bay’s needs on defense are much greater and the Bucs should use that pick on the defensive side of the ball.
 

At No. 14, McShay has Carolina taking Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. That’s a decent possibility. But I could see the Panthers going with a cornerback, like Desmond Trufant or Xavier Rhodes.
 

McShay has the New Orleans Saints taking Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree at No. 15. I like that pick a lot. The Saints are in the process of switching to a 3-4 defense and they need more athleticism at linebacker.
 

At No. 30, McShay has Atlanta taking Florida State defensive end Cornellius Carradine. Atlanta’s big need is at cornerback, but Trufant and Rhodes could be off the board before the Falcons get to pick and there’s no other corner that would bring good value at that point. Adding a pass-rusher to go with Osi Umenyiora might be the next best option.

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« #1 : April 02, 2013, 12:48:20 AM »

But the Bucs already have signed Kevin Ogletree to compete with Tiquan Underwood for the spot as the third receiver.


That's not very confidence-building.  Those guys can hit the road if we upgrade to Austin.


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« #2 : April 02, 2013, 01:02:50 AM »

I don't think Freeman would be a good fit with the type of receiver Austin is. I'd prefer a big bodied wide receiver who win jump ball since a majority of Freeman's passes are jump balls to williams or Jackson

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« #3 : April 02, 2013, 07:52:38 AM »

 Geno Smith made it work....    Very similar qb style...

At 13, we cannot reach for a player solely for need.  If Austin is BPA, it is a no brainer to pick him.

DL, DB, TE and OL are VERY deep in this draft with above average guys.   


Who knew how good it would feel as a fan when we now know what it\'s like for our team to have a direction, an attitude, and dare I say an offense?.  

Good time to be a Bucs fan.

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« #4 : April 02, 2013, 08:15:43 AM »

I don't think Freeman would be a good fit with the type of receiver Austin is. I'd prefer a big bodied wide receiver who win jump ball since a majority of Freeman's passes are jump balls to williams or Jackson

He had no problem hitting Preston Parker in 2011, or Sammie Stroughter in 2009 on typical slot receiver routes. The only difference is that Austin will take a couple of those plays for big yards.
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