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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Bucs projected to upgrade secondary

SB Nation's latest mock draft has the Bucs taking CB Xavier Rhodes out of Florida State.


Perhaps the biggest and most obvious hole on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was in the secondary. A unit that was thin to begin with collapsed after they traded Aqib Talib, and many people expect them to address the position in this year's draft.

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SB Nation's Dan Kadar and Matthew released their latest mock draft on Monday. In it, they have the Bucs selecting Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes with the 13th pick:

After trading Aqib Talib, the Buccaneers' secondary was in shambles. Xavier Rhodes may seem like a reach here, but the gap between him and Milliner is not as big as some think. He's a rangy cornerback who would step in and upgrade this secondary immediately.

Kadar and Fairburn have Dee Milliner going to the Chargers at No. 11, but there's a very real possibility he could fall to the Bucs. Safety Kenny Vaccaro is also another solid option at this spot. The Bucs are in a good position to get an immediate upgrade on their weakest unit.

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