The Combine is over, so it’s time for another NFL Mock Draft, and this time I step it up a notch and go with two rounds. I finally give in and select a corner for the Buccaneers at 13 after seeing how impressive Desmond Trufant continues to be this offseason. He’s a team captain and long-time starter with NFL bloodlines, and Mark Dominik thinks those things are great. It would be better to trade down a bit, but there’s no need to risk it if Trufant is really the guy the Buccaneers want. Check out the draft (broken up over three pages), and leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions!
1. Kansas City Chiefs
Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M
A tackle to protect Alex Smith?
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags need a pass rusher, but they also might lose their best corner this offseason.
3. Oakland Raiders
Defensive Tackle, Florida
The Raiders need to rebuild the defense from the ground up.
4. Philadelphia Eagles
Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan
Chip needs guys to block for his offense to work.
5. Detroit Lions
Defensive End, Oregon
Jordan’s stock continues to rise and fall. This week, it rises all the way to the Lions who need pass rush.
6. Cleveland Browns
He provides a high ceiling as a pass rush specialist.
7. Arizona Cardinals
Quarterback, West Virginia
The need is there for a franchise QB. If Alex Smith is going to KC, the Cards pounce on Geno.
8. Buffalo Bills
The Bills can’t resist the urge to snag a quarterback.
9. New York Jets
Defensive End, FSU
The Jets need to retool an aging defense.
10. Tennessee Titans
Want the old Chris Johnson back? Help him out with some blockers.
11. San Diego Chargers
Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma
Time to start building back up the O-Line and have a foundation for a new offense.
12. Miami Dolphins
Defensive End, BYU
Miami needs to get after the passer better, and this draft has plenty of options to help.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I’ve advocated against taking a corner not named Milliner here, but Trufant continues to impress. He’s everything the Bucs want.
14. Carolina Panthers
Defensive Tackle, Utah
The Panthers need help up the middle, and Star provides just that.
15. New Orleans Saints
The Saints will be back with a vengeance and need to make sure the defense matches their instantly improved offense under Sean Payton.
16. St. Louis Rams
The Rams seem to have lots of good pieces, and add another to help an improving defense.
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