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NFL Mock Draft 2012: More On A Possible Influx Of Receivers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars all had fairly good defensive units in 2011, but their offenses are what let them down for the most part. Particularly with the Jaguars and Buccaneers. That's why in their Mock Draft at Draft King, they have the Bucs and Jaguars looking for some help on the outside. Starting with Justin Blackmon to the Bucs at No 5.

The Bucs are in a desperate situation at cornerback, but if Claiborne is gone, the best value for this spot at this point would appear to be Blackmon. Many view him at the best WR in the 2012 Draft, and he showed his ability to make big plays in his time at Oklahoma State. I strongly disagree with projections of Tampa Bay taking Alabama RB Trent Richardson at this spot, particularly if such a projection included the Buccaneers passing on Blackmon.

Next up the Jaguars at No. 7, and they take Michael Floyd, the receiver out of Notre Dame.

The Jaguars desperately need help at wide receiver. Floyd is extremely talented, with ideal size for the position and a proven ability to both get open and make big catches. Blaine Gabbert needs and deserves a top-tier wide receiver to have as a primary target. Much like the situation the Rams and Browns face, even if Jacksonville signs one of the top wide receiver free agents before the draft, selecting a top-tier rookie wide receiver early in the draft makes sense. To win in the modern NFL, you must throw the ball with accuracy and have playmaking receivers.

Finally the Dolphins, who already have a pretty good receiver in Brandon Marshall. They have the Dolphins looking for help on the defense instead, taking Alabama rush-linebacker Courtney Upshaw.

Miami broke the bank to sign Karlos Dansby after the 2009 season, but after a good 2010, Dansby showed up to camp 20 pounds overweight and ended up recording just two sacks this past season. Cameron Wake had been strong at OLB Miami, but he turns 30 later this month and has a base pay of just $565,000 for 2012, the final year of his contract.

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