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2012 NFL Draft: Best Available Players for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The second day of the draft gets started today, and the Bucs don't pick until the third round. But they have plenty of needs they need to fill, most notably at cornerback and linebacker, and they have to hope that a quality player falls far enough for them to select him in the third round, or trade up for him. So, here are some of the best players at positions of need for the Bucs:

Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia: Glenn would be a quality right tackle who, with a little bit of luck, could step right in for Jeremy Trueblood at right tackle. Not the biggest need on the team, but great value.

Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford: There are some concerns about his toughness and run-blocking, which may eliminate him for the Bucs, but like Glenn, he'd represent great value.

Devon Still, DT, Penn State: Again: this is not a huge need, but the Bucs could use some more certainty at defensive tackle, especially at nose tackle. Devon Still could at least provide quality competition.

Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama: Everyone questions his off-field problems, but no one questions him on the field. An outstanding, but a team will only select him if they feel secure his issues are behind him.

Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State: Wagner is a very good and versatile linebacker who could step right on the weak side for the Bucs.

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers: Not a need for Tampa Bay, at all, but he reminds me of Marques Colston and he played for Bucs head coach Greg Schiano at Rutgers. He'd be best as a slot receiver threatening the middle of the field, and could replace Kellen Winslow, who is essentially a slot receiver.

Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska: Fast, explosive, great in coverage and with great instincts. He's been linked to the Bucs for ages, but it seems unlikely he'll fall to the third round.

Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida: The Bucs love them some Florida-based prospects, and Robinson would fill a big need. He's raw, but very talented.

James-Michael Johnson, LB, Nevada: A potential two-down starter at middle linebacker, he's an intriguing option for the Bucs, who need to find a linebacker.

For a more comprehensive list, head on over to Mocking the Draft.