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With the 19th Pick in the NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select:

...UPDATE... Our Pick in the NFL Mock Draft has come and gone. Who did we select? I’ll let The Bull Gator tell you…

With the 19th Pick in the draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: Percy Harvin...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers find themselves with a number of question marks entering the season. Will the new coaching staff succeed? Why couldn't more be done with all that cap space? Are there too many holes in the roster? When it comes to the draft, the Bucs could go in a number of directions, but with this pick, they're going with the best available athlete.

Even during the Super Bowl Championship year, the Bucs offense wasn't explosive. Tampa Bay has had it's moments, but never had an offense that struck fear into the hearts of opponents. By selecting Percy Harvin, they hope that can change. Harvin is a hybrid sort of player, but will most likely fit in as more of a traditional receiver. Sure he'll get the occasional handoff or reverse, but don't think his touches will be split as much as they were at the University of Florida.

At receiver, the Bucs already have their #1 guy - Antonio Bryant - and the player they hope can be their #2 - Michael Clayton. Harvin fits the role of game changer. He might not be an every down guy, but will create matchup problems for the defense and could be used as the motion receiver a lot.

Despite injury problems in college, Harvin was never truly seriously hurt. He didn't miss significant amounts of time and given the fact that he will be used in more of a complimentary role in the NFL, he could be a great pickup at this point in the first round. Based on talent alone, Harvin is one of the top players in this year's draft.

The Bucs offense needs someone that can take it the distance. And that is something Harvin can provide. With a power running game, a clear cut #1 receiver, and a young, but improving offensive line, Harvin will be a welcome change of pace that could keep opponents guessing.

Who knows if this is the route the Bucs will go on Draft Day, we had the opportunity to select QB Mark Sanchez, QB Josh Freeman, or DT Peria Jerry, but we stayed true to our word and went with the Buc ‘Em Community collective choice. Checkout the Picks made to this point below:

With the -enter here- pick in the NFL Draft the:

  • 1 - Detroit Lions select: QB Matt Stafford Georgia per
  • 2 - St. Louis Rams select: OT Eugene Monroe Virginia per
  • 3 - Kansas City Chiefs select: LB Aaron Curry Wake Forest per KC Chiefs News
  • 4 - Seattle Seahawks select: WR Michael Crabtree Texas Tech per Strike Beard
  • 5 - Cleveland Browns select: LB Rey Maualuga USC per No Logo Needed
  • 6 - Cincinnati Bengals select: OT Jason Smith Baylor per Bengal Stripes
  • 7 - Oakland Raiders select: WR Jeremy Maclin Missouri per Silver and Black Pride
  • 8 - Jacksonville Jaguars select: DT B.J. Raji Boston College per Draft Countdown
  • 9 - Green Bay Packers select: DE/LB Brian Orapko Texas per Lombardi Ave
  • 10 - San Francisco 49ers select: DE Everette Brown Florida State per Niners Nation
  • 11 - Buffalo Bills select: LB Clay Matthews USC per Buffalo Rumblings
  • 12 - Denver Broncos select: CB Malcolm Jenkins Ohio State per Mile High Report
  • 13 - Washington Redskins select: OT Andre Smith Alabama per Curly R
  • 14 – New Orleans Saints select: LB Brian Cushing USC per Canal Street Chronicles
  • 15 – Houston Texans select: OT Michael Oher Ole Miss per Houston Die Hards
  • 16 – San Diego Chargers select: OT Eben Britton Arizona per Bolt Hype
  • 17 – New York Jets select: DE Tyson Jackson LSU per The Jets Blog
  • 18 – Chicago Bears select: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Maryland per Blogdown Chicago Bears
  • 19 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers select: WR Percy Harvin Florida per
  • What would you consider the shock of the Mock Draft so far? I’m thinking it’s a tie between QB Mark Sanchez still being on the board and with the Buffalo Bills selecting LB Clay Matthews. Not that I disagree with either scenario, they both just jump out at me as I glance at the selections… Do you agree with the Percy Harvin selection?