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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Buccaneers get...nothing! But they will have options in the second round.


The newest mock draft from Dan Kada is out, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first-round pick one! Hah. Of course not. They traded for Darrelle Revis yesterday, of course. How does it feel?

We can still ask two interesting questions, though: which players did the Buccaneers pass on by trading for Darrelle Revis, and which players will fall to them in the second round?

The Jets picked Barkevious Mingo in this mock draft, but the Buccaneers probably aren't interested in a very undersized pass rusher. Tyler Eifert is gone, though, which means the Bucs would not have had the chance to grab the tight end. But a few other players would have interested them, most notably cornerbacks D.J. Hayden and Xavier Rhodes and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

The players falling to the second round are even more intriguing, though. My favorite cornerback in this draft is still available in D.J. Hayden, though that's unlikely to happen in the actual draft. But any number of cornerbacks will be there in the second round, with players like Johnthan Banks, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Logan Ryan being realistic options for the Buccaneers. The same is true for defensive tackle, where the Bucs may want to find a nose tackle or backup three-technique. A player like Kawann Short would fit the bill.

Finally, the Bucs can look to tight end and fill that need. Zach Ertz is still there, as are players like Travis Kelce and Gavin Escobar.

Plenty of options in the second round for the Buccaneers, then. I wouldn't expect a trade back into the first round, simply because the Bucs are more likely to want to add picks rather than lose them, but I certainly wouldn't rule it out if the right players comes within their reach, either.

Read more:

Inside the Revis trade: "I'm all in"

How Revis changes the Bucs' defense

What's next for the Buccaneers after the Revis trade?

Will holdouts be an issue?