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2014 NFL Mock Draft: Sammy Watkins to the Buccaneers

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The draft is becoming more and more important for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they were officially eliminated from the playoffs this week. So who will they pick in May?

Tyler Smith

Mocking the Draft has another 2014 NFL mock draft out, and they have a bit of a surprise selection for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: Rookie quarterback Mike Glennon has played decently over the past few weeks (other than a couple turnovers on Sunday). There is a lot an offense could do with a player like Watkins. He's capable of splitting out wide and was a star as a freshman at Clemson mostly working from the slot. Pairing Watkins with Vincent Jackson would give Tampa Bay one of the better wide receiver groups in the league.

The question is, of course: do you want to ride with Mike Glennon? If you do, picking Sammy Watkins would make some sense. The Bucs still don't have a good third receiver behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, and Jackson's on the wrong side of 30.

However, I would think Anthony Barr would be a better fit for the Bucs. The team's biggest need isn't wide receiver, but pass rusher. And Anthony Barr is one terrific pass rusher. He may not be a fit at defensive end in a 4-3 defense, but he'd be a perfect fit in a Von Miller role: rush end on passing downs, and strongside linebacker on early downs.

Still, Watkins would certainly be a massive upgrade, too. What do you think, Bucs Nation?