Oct 13, 2012; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers wide receiver L
The Buccaneers have shown as of late that they have the talent to compete next season if they can add a couple more key pieces. Mike Glennon has had a decent season since taking over the offense and may earn himself a shot at a second look. With a couple added weapons on offense, he could really improve his game next year.
It would be wise for them to trade back into the first round to grab a few more picks, but as of right now the Buccaneers have picks in rounds 1,2,4,5 and 7.
ROUND 1 – LB – Khalil Mack – Buffalo
The Buccaneers need to improve the pass rush. Khalil Mack would help them achieve that goal. Mack is a very fun player to watch. He is very fast and is a very hard-hitter. He has the ability to make the tackle on every play. He completely dominated Ohio State earlier this season and has proven he can play on the big stage. He has climbed his way into the top 10 on many draft boards.
ROUND 2 – TE – Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Washington
Tim Wright has had a solid season for the Bucs, but he is no number one target. Seferian-Jenkins fits in with the new breed of tight ends in the NFL. He is a large body with great hands and great speed. He was originally slated as the number one tight end in the class at the beginning of the year, but with the success of Jace Amaro and Eric Ebron, he has fallen off.
ROUND 4 – WR – L’Damian Washington – Missouri
L’Damian Washington is a key cog in what has been a surprising season for the Missouri Tigers. He has a great combination of size and speed that intrigues many NFL scouts. At 6’4’’ 200 lbs, he is able to muscle up for tough catches in traffic. He has very good speed for such a big guy. He is a potential deep play threat and would be a great addition to the Bucs offense.
ROUND 5 – CB – Ricardo Allen – Purdue
Allen plays with enough speed to compensate where he lacks in size. At 5’9’’, he would be best suited as a nickel corner. He broke the Purdue record this season with his 4th career interception returned for a touchdown. He is a play-maker on defense and is a fun to watch, scrappy football player.
ROUND 7 – G – Spencer Long – Nebraska
It is never a bad thing to add offensive line depth. Spencer long has gathered tons of awards while playing for Nebraska. He had started every game the past two season for the Cornhuskers before going down with a season ending leg injury. That injury has stung his draft stock. So he has the ability to be a steal for the Bucs in the 7th round.