When guys like Todd McShay put out a Mock Draft, even this early in the process, people listen. So we had to talk about the picks he made for the Florida teams in his latest Mock over at ESPN. It starts with the Buccaneers at No. 5, and Morris Claiborne.
Current Buccaneers RB LeGarrette Blount is no Trent Richardson (Alabama), but taking a running back this early is always a reach and Tampa Bay's cornerback situation is a nightmare with Ronde Barber on the decline and Aqib Talib facing off-field issues. Claiborne would bring to Tampa the best man-to-man cover skills in the 2012 class, along with good speed and instincts.
The Jaguars definitely need some help getting after the passer, so McShay has them taking North Carolina's Quinton Coples.
The Jaguars are desperate for help at receiver, but Blackmon is off the board and Coples presents great value at this point. He's the most talented defensive prospect in the 2012 class and showcased a versatile skill set and the potential to be a dominant player throughout Senior Bowl week.
McShay knows that pass-rusher isn't the biggest need for the Dolphins at No. 8 overall, but he does think it is the place they can get the most value. He has them taking Melvin Ingram from South Carolina.
Quarterback and right offensive tackle are bigger needs, but there is not an available player at either of those positions who's worth drafting here. Cameron Wake is Miami's only legitimate pass-rushing threat and he turns 30 next season, so Ingram makes sense. He can play tackle in a four-man front or end in a three-man front, giving the Dolphins the scheme versatility they want under new defensive coordinator Kevin Coye, and Ingram had a penchant for making big plays during his senior season.