2011 NFL Mock Draft: Bucs Will Have Options In The First Round

Kudos to Todd McShay of ESPN. He keeps finding ways to make his Mock Drafts a little bit more interesting than your typical speculation and opinion that comes forth in Mocks. Last week he brought in a few NFL scouts to help him form the first round, and now he presents it a different way. He picks a player that he thinks makes the most sense, but he also presents a few other options that each team might choose to pursue. His options for the Bucs at No. 20 should come at no surprise.

His first option is to take Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, who is falling down draft boards a little bit amid concerns over a knee injury. But at this spot, he would be a great value pick for the Bucs. He could develop into the exact type of DE that the team needs.

The second option isn't very different than the first. It's to stay at the No. 20 spot and take another defensive end that could still be on the board like Adrian Clayborn. So basically, the first two options are to take the defensive end they are most comfortable with at No. 20.

The third option still requires them to stay at the No. 20 spot, but to take a cornerback to replace the troubled Aqib Talib. He suggests Colorado's Jimmy Smith, but I'm not sure that he'll still be on the board for them to select. Three options, and I think they are all pretty good ones for the Bucs.

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