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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Sharrif Floyd to the Buccaneers

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Mock draft Monday! Dan Kadar has another mock draft out, and this week's pick really is worth discussing. He has the Buccaneers picking Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. With Gerald McCoy on the roster, the Bucs don't really have a need for a disruptive, 3-technique defensive tackle -- but those players are very valuable and hard to come by.

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Here's what Dan had to say about the pick:

Cornerbacks have been popular choices for the Buccaneers, and justly so. But the team also needs to add a player next to rising star Gerald McCoy. Roy Miller is a free agent and the options on Tampa's roster are sparse. Floyd is rapidly ascending mock drafts and if the NFL boards agree with media assessments, this could be a steal.

The question here is: can Floyd play nose tackle in this system? Keep in mind that the Bucs have nose tackles of around 300 lbs who play a tilted technique. This allows smaller, more disruptive guys to hold the point, as Roy Miller did the past season. Floyd could play that role and play it well, but at the same time, the role of a nose tackle in this 4-3 isn't that hard to fill.

The added value may come on third down, when the Bucs can run a double three-technique pass rush set with Floyd and McCoy and produce some devastating interior push. And, of course, it can never hurt to have another quality defensive lineman on the team.

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