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Todd McShay 2012 NFL Mock Draft - Morris Claiborne

Todd McShay's second mock draft of the year is out, and he has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picking cornerback Morris Claiborne of LSU over WR Justin Blackmon and RB Trent Richardson. So with those two still available, why did Claiborne fall? Because he has the Minnesota Vikings picking T Riley Reiff out of Iowa.

Current Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount is no Trent Richardson, so dont't rule out Alabama's bell-cow back as an option here. Tampa Bay's cornerback situation is a nightmare, though, with Ronde Barber on the decline and Aqib Talib facing off-field issues. Claiborne would bring to Tampa the best man-to-man cover skills in the 2012 class, along with good speed and instincts.

And once again, the running back vs cornerback debate rears its ugly head. I tire of talking about this. It gets boring and everything that's been said on the subject has been said. Running backs can be had later in the draft, and their short shelf life doesn't make them worthy of a high first-round pick. At the same time, Trent Richardson does look pretty special and the Bucs need to add some kind of change of pace back for Legarrette Blount.