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Mark Sanchez

ANALYSIS: With the 19th pick, the Tampa Buccaneers would be thrilled to take QB Mark Sanchez from USC. I strongly doubt he'll be there come draft day, but for the sake of this Mock, I'll assume that he is

nbsp;Tampa has had mediocre-at-best quarterbacks since they brilliantly decided to get rid of Doug Williams (and of course the Steve Young debacle), sadly even longer than Chicago. With a current roster of Luke McCown (starter), Brian Griese (red-zone interception king), Josh Johnson (???), and Jake Plummer should he decide to un-retire after 2+ years, they are in dire straits for a QB with, umm, talent. They involved themselves in the Jay Cutler sweepstakes, but we all know how that turned out (hehehe). Sanchez had a good combine and from all reports, an outstanding pro day, causing some to project him as a better pick than Matt Stafford. Sanchez has shown solid skills all around and played in a pro-style offense under Pete Carroll. The only question has been his limited starting experience. If Sanchez falls to 19, Tampa's card-runner will look like Usain Bolt trying to get to the podium, and the staff will probably leave a puddle on the ground where they stand.

Should he not be around, the Bucs will probably go after a DT if one is available, as they have struggled at that position since the departure of Warren Sapp. I could even see them reaching and taking Ziggy Hood (DT Missouri), because they are despartely weak at that position after losing Jovan Haye in free agency. They're also in a transition from the Tampa 2 to Jim Bates' version of the 4-3, calling for more size and less speed. CB is also a possibility, preparing for the eventual retirement of Ronde Barber, or possibly linebacker since they just cut Derrick Brooks (trust me, that did NOT go over well with the fans down here.) 

Pick Team Player Drafter Analysis
1 Detroit Matthew Stafford McRipper Details
2 St. Louis Jason Smith TCBullFrog Details
3 Kansas City Eugene Monroe sabbath999 Details
4 Seattle Michael Crabtree ChiFan13, GeauxBears Details
5 Cleveland Aaron Curry junkhorse Details
6 Cincinnati Michael Oher GeauxBears Details
7 Oakland Jeremy Maclin luckie815 Details
8 Jacksonville B.J. Raji Sackman Details
9 Green Bay Brian Orakpo ChiFan13 Details
10 San Francisco Robert Ayers toghanmahwini Details
11 Buffalo Everette Brown Chad Details
12 Denver Rey Maualuga ifuwannacrownem Details
13 Washington Andre Smith tommite622 Details
14 New Orleans Malcom Jenkins isuarch80
15 Houston Clay Matthews chase17
16 San Diego Tyson Jackson gillrowdy
17 NY Jets Josh Freeman Bearsguy34
18 Denver Peria Jerry ifuwannacrownem
19 Tampa Bay Mark Sanchez JerBear50


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