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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 first-round mock draft

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How NFL.com analysts are projecting the first-round picks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2013 NFL Draft:


Matt "Money" Smith

No. 13: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

Pair him with Gerald McCoy and watch them both thrive. Serious value here for the Bucs. I'm a fan, having seen him play quite a bit at Utah, but there are still concerns about his playing hard every down, and that will push him outside the top 10.
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Charles Davis

No. 13: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

Assuming the Darrelle Revis deal eventually gets done, it's down to free safety and tight end for the Bucs. Let's help QB Josh Freeman with the best TE in the draft.
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Daniel Jeremiah

No. 13: Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

This pick could very easily end up belonging to the New York Jets as part of a trade for Darrelle Revis. While the Bucs have a serious need at the cornerback position, it would be a reach to draft one here. Eifert could fit in beautifully with Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams lined up outside.
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Bucky Brooks

No. 13: Ziggy Ansah, DE, BYU

The Buccaneers would love to get a big, athletic corner at this point. Still, Ansah would upgrade the pass rush and give Greg Schiano a high-motor defender to build around.
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Akbar Gbajabiamila

No. 13: Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri

Defensive tackles are the strength of the 2013 draft class, and the Bucs need to capitalize by getting a big talent who can be a difference maker.
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Gil Brandt

No. 13: D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama

He is a huge man at 6-foot-5, 339 pounds. I don't think he has the feet to play left tackle; if he's going to be an OT, it'll have to be on the right side. I think his best position is going to be guard, where he has the potential to really dominate.
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Charley Casserly

No. 13: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah

Fills a void left on the defensive line after Roy Miller's departure in free agency.
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Josh Norris

No. 13: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State

Michael Bennett is not gone just yet, but Tampa Bay does appear to be the current favorite for Darrelle Revis, which would eat up significant cash. Werner would join a rotation that includes Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers.
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MOCK DRAFT CENTRAL

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots
AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers
AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans
AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders
NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Redskins*
NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings
NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints
NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks*
* Do not have first-round picks

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