BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 20th Pick, Tampa Bay Selects ...

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado.

Playing the role of Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager, and having to follow in my footsteps, is 'willgfass.' Here is his rational for the selection of Smith:

The Buccs’ biggest need is a pass rushing defensive end. After this, there is no real serious need, although many places can be upgraded. QB, RB, WR, and DT I believe have no need to be upgraded, at least not in the first round. Unfortunately, this draft has gone in the absolute worst way for the Bucs. Four defensive ends have been taken off the board already. None of the DEs I see left are first round talents, are have serious injury problems that present a risk the first round pick shouldn’t have.

Without a DE here, the Bucs have to go BPA. In this situation, the Bucs should trade down (or trade up, to get their pass rusher). Trades aren’t allowed though.

No OT really stands out to me, so I’m not going to pick one here. So my pick is ...

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

You can never get enough corners in the league, and Ronde is going to retire eventually. I don’t like his attitude, that shouldn’t prevent him from being a very good player.

My take: If I was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan in Radio City Music Hall and this is the pick that was announced I think I would boo until my throat hurt. Smith is a talented player some believed has top 15 ability, but he has character concerns that have reportedly had some teams taking him completely off their draft boards. This could be a great pick, if Smith gets his head screwed on straight. I just wouldn't want to be the general manager who makes it.

The safer thing for the Buccaneers to do is address their gaping hole at defensive end by taking whatever lineman they think is they best fit for their 4-3 -- Ryan Kerrigan, Justin Houston, Muhammad Wilkerson would be possibilities. Or, take an offensive tackle like Nate Solder or Derek Sherrod.

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota Tyron Smith
OT
USC
RolloT
13 Detroit Anthony Castonzo
OT
Boston College
Ed Valentine
14 St. Louis
Aldon Smith
DE
Missouri
GiantNomad
15 Miami
Mark Ingram
RB
Alabama
HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville Cameron Jordan
DE
California
ct17
17 New England
Mike Pouncey
OG/C
Florida
Ryan Valentine
18 San Diego
J.J. Watt
DE
Wisconsin
Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants Akeem Ayers
OLB
UCLA
Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay
Jimmy Smith
CB
Tampa Bay
willgfass
21 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis


dannymac56
23 Philadelphia


JimmyK
24 New Orleans



Charles L.
25 Seattle


Ejaay
26 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta


pataroons
28 New England



Ryan Valentine?
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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