2011 NFL Mock Drafts - Bucs To Pick Defensive End

With the twentieth pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft, most mock drafts currently suggest your Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be picking a defensive end.

Top defensive ends in the draft coming out include Da'Quan Bowers of Clemson, Cameron Jordan of California, North Carolina's Robert Quinn, Adrian Clayborn from Iowa, Ryan Kerrigan of Purdue, and Cameron Heyward of Ohio State. Others have Pittsburgh's Jabaal Sheard, Allen Bailey of Miami, and Aldon Smith of Missouri among the top prospects as well.

Iowa senior Adrian Clayborn is the DE most often cited as going to the Bucs by analysts.  SB Nation's 2011 NFL mock draft says the Bucs will choose Clayborn, as do the experts from Walter FootballChad Reuter from CBS, and fftoolbox's Randall Weida.

As mentioned, Clayborn is not the only DE out there. According to the Great Blue North Draft Report, the Bucs will get Aldon Smith from Missouri. CBS' Rob Rang says the Buccaneers will pick Cameron Jordan of California. Matt De Lima says the Bucs will convert OLB Akeem Ayers of UCLA to defensive end.

But at least two prognosticators say first round worthy ends will be gone by pick #20, and the Buccaneers will get more value there with Mississippi State offensive tackle Derek Sherrod.

 To keep up with the latest on draft news, check out Mocking the Draft, and for all Buccaneers all the time, surf over to Bucs Nation.

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