2011 ROTB Mock Draft: Tampa Bay Makes Selection At No. 20

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, despite their 10-6 2010 record, have quite a number of needs. Yes, they have a quarterback in Josh Freeman and a running back in LeGarrete Blount. They have some key players on defense. Even still, there are needs all over the offensive line and also on the defensive side of the ball. 

Representing the community is hevchv and I represent the writers. The Kansas City Chiefs are now on the clock as we begin the stretch of the draft with the 2010 playoff teams. I will pick for the writers and and Nick Thoreson is up for the community. Email me your picks and explanations by 11PM AZ time tonight. You know the rules -- no trades, no drafting guys that have been drafted. 

Remember that what makes this even better is healthy debate. Put in your two cents.

Hevchv:

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

Although having one of the better up and coming CBs in the league is usually a good thing, its not if he can't get on the field. That is the case with Aqib Talib. He recently turned himself in on a gun charge, along with his mother (don't laugh, true story). With his pending charges, who knows if he would see the field next season. Couple that with the one year contract extension of the ageless Ronde Barber and you have plenty cause for concern for that position. Jimmy could be just what the doctor ordered.

Me:

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

Safe and smart. Those are two words that you can use to describe Castonzo. He has the build and the skills, and he has solid footwork. This is exactly the type of player you want to protect your young quarterback. Josh Freeman had a breakout year. To maintain that progression, it would be a wise thing to have a guy you know is going to have his back. Costanzo is that guy. His frame is there, his skills are there and he has the intelligence. Why wouldn't they make this pick?

Results of mock draft:

Draft Pick

Team

2010 Record

Community GM Pick

Writer GM Pick

1

Carolina

(2-14)

Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

2

Denver

(4-12)

Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

3

Buffalo

(4-12)

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4

Cincinnati

(4-12)

A.J. Green , WR, Georgia A.J. Green , WR, Georgia

5

Arizona

(5-11)

Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M Von Miller, OLB, Texas A&M

6

Cleveland

(5-11)

Robert Quinn, DE, UNC Da'Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

7

San Francisco

(6-10)

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska

8

Tennesee

(6-10)

Cam Newton, QB Auburn Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama

9

Dallas

(6-10)

Nick fairley, DT, Auburn Robert Quinn, DE, UNC

10

Washington

(6-10)

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

11

Houston

(6-10)

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska JJ Watts, DE, Wisconsin

12

Minnesota

(6-10)

J.J. Watts, DE, Wisconsin Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

13

Detroit

(6-10)

Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri Tyron Smith, OT, USC

14

St. Louis

(7-9)

Cameron Jordan, DE, California Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri

15

Miami

(7-9)

Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16

Jacksonville

(8-8)

Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

17

New England

(14-2)

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College  Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue

18

San Diego

(9-7)

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado Muhammed Wilkerson, DT, Temple

19

NY Giants

(10-6)

Mike Pouncey, C, Florida Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

20

Tampa Bay

(10-6)

Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

22

Indianapolis

(10-6)

23

Philadelphia

(10-6)

24

New Orleans

(11-5)

25

Seattle

(7-9)

26

Baltimore

(12-4)

27

Atlanta

(13-3)

28

New England

(14-2)

29

Chicago

(11-5)

30

NY Jets

(11-5)

31

Pittsburgh

(12-4)

32

Green Bay

(10-6)


Draft assignments and team needs for Kansas City Chiefs, according to drafttek.com

21

Kansas City

(10-6)

Nick Thoreson

Jess

3-4 DT, WR, OC, ROT, 3-4 OLB, RB, 3-4 SLB,

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