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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Bucs draft another defensive lineman in new SB Nation mock

The Bucs have spent a lot of picks on defensive linemen, but go to the well again in SB Nation's latest mock draft.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have spent a lot of first-round selections on defensive linemen over the last decade, and they could do so again in 2013. SB Nation's newest mock draft is out, and it has the Bucs taking Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd with the 13th overall pick.

Cornerbacks have been popular choices for the Buccaneers, and justly so. But the team also needs to add a player next to rising star Gerald McCoy. Roy Miller is a free agent and the options on Tampa's roster are sparse. Floyd is rapidly ascending mock drafts and if the NFL boards agree with media assessments, this could be a steal.

A partnership of Floyd and McCoy could be the core of the Tampa Bay defense for a long time, so the pick makes sense. A cornerback would also make sense for the Bucs, but with Dee Milliner already off the board, there isn't a great value at that position at the 13th pick. They could also look at linebackers, but will probably get a better value for their pick by dipping into the deep defensive line class.

For more information on Floyd, check out SB Nation's scouting report. Last year for the Gators, Floyd racked up 46 tackles, 13 tackles for a loss, and three sacks.

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