NFL Draft 2013 Live Blog and Open Thread: Waiting for a Buccaneers trade up


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We'll be running a live blog throughout the first round today, giving you instant analysis on the picks and how they affect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Meanwhile, we wait for the Bucs to trade back up into the first round as they've been rumored to do ever since they traded for Darrelle Revis. So join us for the fun!


9:41 p.m: Quickly recapping the first round so far and seeing what remains on the board for the Bucs.

9:40 p.m.: The Raiders take cornerback D.J. Hayden. Off the board comes my top cornerback. Xavier Rhodes might be an intriguing option at the end of the first round for the Bucs now.

9:32 p.m.: And another offensive lineman comes off the board with Alabama tackle D.J. Fluker.

9:26 p.m.: With the tenth pick the Titans take guard Chance Warmack. Not a sexy pick, but a good player there. Lots of linemen early.

9:19 p.m.: Someone has an opinion on Gruden

9:18 p.m.: The first cornerback comes off the board as the New York Jets take Dee Milliner at number nine to replace Darrelle Revis. Now we wait for D.J. Hayden to come off the board.

9:08 p.m.: The Rams gave up a second-round pick and swapped third-round picks to move up 8 picks into the top 10. Keep that in mind for the Bucs later in the draft.

9:05 p.m.: The St. Louis Rams just traded up for Tavon Austin with the Buffalo Bills at no. 8. Intriguing. Cornerbacks and quarterbacks continue to stay on the board. Intriguingly, defensive tackles too.

9:02 p.m.: The Cardinals pick Jonathan Cooper. So far there's been a run on linemen on both sides of the ball. No cornerbacks or cornerbacks.

8:54 p.m.: The Cleveland Browns just selected Barkevious Mingo out of LSU. Really undersized pass rusher. And the cornerbacks keep on falling.

8:48 p.m.: The Lions have selected Ziggy Ansah. They just keep selecting defensive linemen in every draft. Interesting selection: raw but very, very talented. Cornerbacks remain on the board for the Buccaneers!

8:44 p.m.: The Eagles select Lane Johnson fourth overall. Boring pick, but makes a lot of sense.

8:39 p.m.: Of course, that also means D.J. Hayden could easily go to the Raiders at number twelve.

8:38 p.m.: The Dolphins gave up a second-round pick to move up 9 spots at the top of the draft. Small indication of what it might take for the Bucs to move up later.

8:35 p.m.: The Miami Dolphins have traded up...for Dion Jordan! Intriguing pick. This means Lane Johnson remains on the board. More importantly, it means the Dolphins aren't selecting a cornerback. That's good for the Bucs.

8:32 p.m.: We have the first trade of the draft: the Miami Dolphins have traded up with the Oakland Raiders.

8:25 p.m.: The Jacksonville Jaguars pick T Luke Joeckel with the second overall pick. Only one top tackle left now in Lane Johnson.

8:22 p.m.: This draft is going a lot more slowly than last year's draft, which seemed to have a pick every two minutes early on.

8:17 p.m.: The Kansas City Chiefs have selected offensive tackle Eric Fisher with their first selection.

8:03 p.m.: And we're off!

7:53 p.m.: I mentioned Tank Carradine as a possible trade up candidate for the Bucs, but his knee may be worrisome than has been let on.

7:46 p.m.: What the Bucs draft room looks like 30 minutes before the draft

7:35 p.m.: Matt Williamson sure likes what the Bucs did

7:32 p.m.: Meanwhile, at the Bucs' draft party

7:12 p.m.: No clue where possible Buccaneers target D.J. Hayden will go exactly, but it's sure starting to look like the Bucs won't get close to selecting him.

7:00 p.m.: Welcome to our live blog! We'll be with you throughout the first day of the draft. Get your instant analysis pertaining the Bucs and my idiotic theories right here.

Read more:

Buccaneers draft primer

DraftPhantom's NFL draft primer

Team needs for the Buccaneers

Bucs' needs in graphic form

What's next for the Bucs after Revis?

Possible defensive line targets for the Bucs

The Bucs are reportedly interested in trading up for Tyler Eifert and D.J. Hayden

Help Mark Barron find a new jersey number

Pre-draft power rankings disrespect the Bucs

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