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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Plenty Of Talent Available In Top-10

The teams that reside in Florida all draft in the Top-10 this Spring, and there should be plenty of talent still available for them. A new Mock Draft at Revenge of the Birds has the Buccaneers taking LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne at No. 5 overall.

For the second year in a row, an LSU cornerback is selected with the fifth overall pick, this time going to the Bucs. However, Claiborne is a very different type of cornerback than the other LSU fifth overall selected cornerback Patrick Peterson. Claiborne fits the mold of the prototypical shutdown cornerback, and seriously improves a young Tampa Bay defense coming off of a disappointing season.

They have the Jaguars reaching a little bit, but getting some receiver help they desperately need in Notre Dame's Michael Floyd.

Another team desperate for wide receiver help takes the star Fighting Irish wide out Michael Floyd. When your teams best wide receiver is Mike Thomas, you know wide receiver is a serious need, and this time, need matches value as the Jags pick up an excellent player. Floyd has good size, good hands, and would add a great possession receiver for Blaine Gabbert.

Finally the Dolphins, who bring on a National Champion and Heisman finalist in Trent Richardson.

The Dolphins get an absolute monster in the running game here in Richardson, who could very well contend with the likes of Maurice Jones-Drew and Adrian Peterson in the debate over who is the best running back in the NFL. Great value here at number nine for the Fins who, despite picking Daniel Thomas at the end of the second round last year, pick up Richardson. Richardson combines incredible strength, with very good speed, elusiveness, pass catching ability, and the tools to be a good pass blocker too. This kid could be something special.

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