2013 NFL Two Round Mock Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select Desmond Trufant

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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
Luke Joeckel
Offensive Tackle, Texas A&M

A tackle to protect Alex Smith?

2. Jacksonville Jaguars
Dee Milliner
Cornerback, Alabama

The Jags need a pass rusher, but they also might lose their best corner this offseason.

3. Oakland Raiders
Sharrif Floyd
Defensive Tackle, Florida

The Raiders need to rebuild the defense from the ground up.

4. Philadelphia Eagles
Eric Fisher
Offensive Tackle, Central Michigan

Chip needs guys to block for his offense to work.

5. Detroit Lions
Dion Jordan
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
Barkevious Mingo
Linebacker, LSU

He provides a high ceiling as a pass rush specialist.

7. Arizona Cardinals
Geno Smith
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
Matt Barkley
Quarterback, USC

The Bills can’t resist the urge to snag a quarterback.

9. New York Jets
Bjoern Werner
Defensive End, FSU

The Jets need to retool an aging defense.

10. Tennessee Titans
Chance Warmack
Guard, Alabama

Want the old Chris Johnson back? Help him out with some blockers.

11. San Diego Chargers
Lane Johnson
Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma

Time to start building back up the O-Line and have a foundation for a new offense.

12. Miami Dolphins
Ezekiel Ansah
Defensive End, BYU

Miami needs to get after the passer better, and this draft has plenty of options to help.

13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Desmond Trufant
Cornerback, Washington

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
Star Lotulelei
Defensive Tackle, Utah

The Panthers need help up the middle, and Star provides just that.

15. New Orleans Saints
Jarvis Jones
Linebacker, Georgia

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
Kenny Vaccaro
Safety, Texas

The Rams seem to have lots of good pieces, and add another to help an improving defense.

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