Another Pac-12 Linebacker?April 2nd, 2012
Calm down. This is a just a mock draft.
However, it’s always a thoughtful one when it comes from NFL draft guru Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski, who has pumped out takes on the first two rounds.
The Commish has the Bucs snagging the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year with the fifth pick of the second round.
36. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mychal Kendricks
MLB – Cal
5’11” – 239 lbs – 4.47
Comments: Toss a coin between Kendricks and Lavonte David for this pick. I go with Kendricks because I still feel Mason Foster might be better at outside linebacker, which was his original position.
Now Joe’s more of the mind that the Bucs would grab a running back in the second round, assuming they don’t get all wacky and take Trent Richardson in the first round. But who knows what will be on the board come Round 2?
If the Bucs nabbed Kendricks, that would mean they would have taken three Pac-10/Pac-10 defensive players in the first three rounds of the 2010 (Brian Price), 2011 (Mason Foster) and 2012 drafts. That would be a somewhat interesting stat.