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With the 20th Pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select…

If the Bucs don’t trade up or down, here are some names of players that might be realistic picks at #20.

1. Adrian Clayborne, DE, Iowa. Despite the likelihood of a serious run on defensive ends in the first round, a defensive end is the #1 need and could be the best player available. He didn’t have a great combine but I have him ranked this high because of his phenomenal hustle and power. He bull rushes well, is disciplined, learned under a Belichick disciple (Ferentz) at Iowa and is a good run defender.

2. J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin. He’s well-rounded, aggressive and versatile without having great athletic ability. His technique, motor and leadership will carry him at the next level.

3. Brandon Harris, CB, Miami. You can never have too many good corners and there’s a chance that neither E.J. Biggers nor Myron Lewis won’t be the replacement for Barber when he retires. Harris’ strengths are his fluid footwork and great hip movement. Given the depth at the position, a player that’s a little raw like Harris could have time to develop.

4. Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado. This is another talented corner to consider. The Bucs have struck gold taking players with character concerns and Smith is such a player. He’s physical and allowed just 11 completions in man-to-man coverage last year.

5. Mike Pouncey, C/G, Florida. Davin Joseph will test free agency. This would be a chance to get a quality player and a high-character local product to replace him.


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