2011 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper Says The Bucs Will Not Draft A Cornerback In The First Round

We've been discussing the possibility that the Bucs may want to draft a cornerback in the first round because of Aqib Talib's recent legal troubles and Ronde Barber's continued aging (the nerve of that guy). Well Mel Kiper, ESPN's Mock Draft guru, says the Bucs will not be drafting a cornerback in the first round. Not because they don't need one, but because there won't be one available worth drafting at their position, according to Anwar Richardson of Tampa Bay Online.

"There is no other corner in my opinion that you should take at that point, unless Amukamara drops, and he's not going to go down that far," Kiper said. "If you want to go up and get him, fine."

I'm sure you can guess which position Kiper suggests the Bucs should draft. That's right, defensive end. He suggests Purdue's Ryan Kerrigan, Missouri's Aldon Smith and Iowa's Adrian Clayborn; all names we've been throwing around here in the past few weeks. So basically, Mel Kiper is like us with a fancy haircut and forum.

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