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SBNation 2008 NFL Mock Draft rolling through 2nd Round


Like Ghosthippo pointed out in the comments section, we gambled on taking a WR with that first round pick and have really got a not-so-spectacular group of Corners to choose from. With that said... How about going DT with Red Bryant? The Bucs have been rumored to like Red and he's certainly a better value at this point then any CB we could potentially pursue. Those pesky Falcons foiled our plans by taking CB Tracy Porter. Here's New Era Scouting's take on Red:

Torn ACL ended his 2006 campaign. Great presence. Ideal physique. Wide-body with good bubble. Matured as a senior. Has been coddled some. Long arms, uses his hands well. A twogap player who can stop the run or get after the quarterback. Finally showing his true self. Is slightly out of shape. Four-year starter.

2007 stats: 41 Tackles (11 Solo), 1 sack, 6 tackles for loss, caused a safety, blocked a field goal, 7 qb pressures, one forced fumble, one deflection, 12 third down stops, 2 fourth down stops, 12 hits inside red-zone

The kid literally has fight in him, at the Senior Bowl Practice he got in a fight with SBNation's 15th Draft Choice in OT Chris Williams. He threw several haymakers before being pulled away. I like that fight in my defensive hog mollies and I'm sure Kiffin and Company do as well.... So what do you think? If I thought we were going to trade for DE Jared Allen I wouldnt suggest this, as moving Greg White inside to field Allen, White, Haye, and Adams would be sick.. The Vikings appear to have a contract wrapped up with Allen... so this is the route i think we ought to go...

As you can see below, we are nearly On the Clock again in SBNation’s NFL Mock Draft. A couple notable guys who have yet to go off the Draft Board are: CB Tracy Porter, CB Reggie Smith (Chosen by Vikings), CB DeJuan Tribble (are you sensing a pattern?), and DT Red Bryant ... This is definitely where the Draft gets a little tougher. Just a heads up, I don’t think we’re gonna get in a 3rd round, so keep that in mind with your suggestions.

It's Mock Draft time.. SBNation's 2nd Annual NFL Mock Draft is under way. Head over to Mocking the Draft to see who SBNation's Bloggers have chosen for their respective teams.. With that said I need EVERYONE'S input on who the Bucs should draft with the 52nd Pick. I would run a poll, but thats too time consuming and who knows who'll be available when it's our turn to pick. Whoever the community suggests is who I'll attempt to Draft.

Here's how SBNation's 2nd Round of its 2008 NFL Mock Draft has shaped up thus far:

2008 SB Nation Mock Draft Tracker


Pick Team Player Pos. Ht. Wt. College
32 Miami Dolphins Jeff Otah OT 6-6 340 Pittsburgh
33 St. Louis Rams Devin Thomas WR 6-2 215 Michigan State
34 Atlanta Falcons (From OAK) Joe Flacco QB 6-7 236 Delaware
35 Kansas City Chiefs Carl Nicks OT 6-5 341 Nebraska
36 New York Jets Justin King CB 5-11 192 Penn State
37 Atlanta Falcons Kentwan Balmer DT 6-5 298 North Carolina
38 Baltimore Ravens Brandon Flowers CB 5-10 189 Virginia Tech
39 San Francisco 49ers Quentin Groves DE 6-3 250 Auburn
40 New Orleans Saints Jerod Mayo LB 6-1 242 Tennessee
41 Buffalo Bills Martellus Bennett TE 6-6 259 Texas A&M
42 Denver Broncos Chris Johnson RB 5-11 197 East Carolina
43 Carolina Panthers Dre Moore DT 6-4 305 Maryland
44 Chicago Bears Anthony Collins OT 6-5 317 Kansas
45 Detroit Lions Curtis Lofton LB 6-0 246 Oklahoma
46 Cincinnati Bengals Pat Sims DT 6-2 310 Auburn
47 Minnesota Vikings Reggie Smith CB/S 6-1 199 Oklahoma
48 Atlanta Falcons (From HOU) Tracy Porter CB 5-11 188 Indiana
49 Philadelphia Eagles DaJuan Morgan S 6-0 205 N.C. State
50 Arizona Cardinals Roy Schuening OG 6-4 306 Oregon State
51 Washington Redskins Chilo Rachal OG 6-5 315 USC
52 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
53 Pittsburgh Steelers
54 Tennessee Titans
55 Seattle Seahawks
56 Green Bay Packers (From CLE)
57 Miami Dolphins (From SD)
58 Jacksonville Jaguars
59 Indianapolis Colts
60 Green Bay Packers
61 Dallas Cowboys
62 New England Patriots
63 New York Giants

If I had to pick a Cornerback with this pick, I’d lean toward Reggie Smith or DeJuan Tribble. Tracy Porter is probably the more polished and ready Cornerback, but should Phillip Buchanon or Eugene Wilson stop a Rookie CB from making an appearance during the season, at least Smith and Tribble double up as return men… Should the Bucs take a WR in the 1st round, you would think a CB would be a no brainer with their 2nd round pick… By the way, thank goodness Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is NOT doing the drafting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If he had the reins, the Bucs would Draft LB Curtis Lofton IN THE FIRST ROUND… HA! Talk about clueless sheesh…