While draft gurus from all over dissect the 2012 NFL Draft, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has released his draft grades Sunday morning, and isn't as impressed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft as others have.
While the usually tough grader Mel Kiper of ESPN gave the Bucs an "A", Prisco decided on giving Tampa Bay a "B" for their draft. Here is his breakdown.
Best pick: They landed a future Pro Bowl player in second-round linebacker Lavonte David. They have their next Derrick Brooks.
Questionable move: Trading out of their spot in the first round to pass on Morris Claiborne and take safety Mark Barron. Corner is a much more valuable position than safety.
Third-day gem: Linebacker Najee Goode is a run-thumper from West Virginia who is worth a look in the fifth round. He plays the run well. Has played inside and outside.
Analysis: The Bucs landed three starters with their first three picks in Barron, running back Doug Martin (who I really like) and David. That's a nice bounty. I don't know if Barron is quite the player some think he will be, but Tampa Bay had a big-time need there.
Only time will tell on just how great of a draft this was for the Bucs, although the consensus feedback is positive.
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