Buccaneers Hire LSU Defensive Backs Coach Ron Cooper

The Buccaneers are still filling out their coaching staff under Greg Schiano, and they just made a new hire which may tip their hand in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs have hired former LSU Defensive backs coach Ron Cooper to their staff, which may indicate that they are targeting Morris Claiborne with the No. 5 overall pick.

The Bucs hope to be in a position to consider selecting Louisiana State cornerback Morris Claiborne, one of the top talents in the NFL draft, with the No. 5 overall pick. On Wednesday, they hired the coach that knows Claiborne best. LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper has left the Tigers to take the same position with the Buccaneers, the school confirmed.

Claiborne has already become a very popular choice for the Buccaneers in Mock Drafts around the Internet, and this is pretty strong confirmation that they are interested in picking him up. The question is wether or not he will still be available when they draft at No. 5 overall because he is one of the most talented players in the Draft.

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