The SB Nation bloggers mock draft got around to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' second-round pick today. After picking Noah Spence in the first round, I got the opportunity to further improve the Bucs defense. Here's Dan Kadar's analysis of my pick and explanation:
That's a good bit of analysis on Ogbah, who is a high-motor player with some technique issues to figure out. It may seem strange to pick another pass rusher here, but the options are light at cornerback. Arguably the two best available - Xavie Howard of Baylor and Artie Burns of Miami - don't have value with the No. 39 pick. The other logical option is to take Texas Tech's Le'Raven Clark and work him in at offensive tackle.
At this point, I could have picked any number of players. I strongly considered both Karl Joseph and Vonn Bell, either of whom would improve the Bucs' safety group -- Joseph in particular would be a very good fit for Mike Smith's style of defense. Jaylon Smith was also under consideration, but I'm not sure how he'd fit the Bucs. Ultimately, though, Emmanuel Ogbah is too good of a player to pass up. I've seen people mock him to the Bucs at number nine over all, and while that's a little ludicrous, he's certainly one of the best players left on the board at this point.
Selecting Ogbah also does one other thing: it spreads the risk of taking Noah Spence in the first round. Both Ogbah and Spence have significant question marks, albeit for vastly different reasons. Either one of them could easily bust (as could any draft pick, really), but the odds of both busting are vastly smaller -- which means that the Bucs have a far greater chance of walking out of this draft with at least one good edge rusher.
Head on over to Dan Kadar's post to see my full reasoning!