Would Bucs Pass On Dee Milliner At No. 13?April 11th, 2013
Ahh, the silliness of draft season. This year is one of the most unpredictable in years. Joe loves it, but it can be maddening.
Russ Lande worked in scouting for the Rams and Browns, and he’s media now pumping out draft stuff for NationalFootballPost.com. In a recent mock draft Lande pegged cornerback Dee Milliner falling to the Bucs at No. 13 and the Bucs snatching him. But in his latest prognostication, Lande believes Milliner will fall even farther because the Bucs will go defensive tackle.
12. Miami Dolphins: Cornell Carradine, DE, Florida State, Senior: As the Dolphins continue making the move to a 43 defense they must find a pass rusher who can play opposite Cameron Wake. Despite tearing his left ACL in November, Carradine is expected to be ready for the start of the 2013 season and should make a big impact opposite Wake.
13. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida, Junior: Gerald McCoy is in the verge of becoming a superstar, but the Buccaneers need someone next to him after losing Roy Miller in free agency and having Brian Price’s injuries end his time in Tampa. Floyd is a strong and explosive interior force who would give the Bucs four excellent young defensive linemen for the future.
Sure, the odds of the Bucs going defensive tackle are good, especially after DaQuan Bowers escaped the wrath of the New York City penal system this morning.
But would the Bucs really pass on Milliner at No. 13? Joe wouldn’t wager on that happening; Lande has Milliner going to Pittsburgh at No. 17.
If the Bucs did find themselves with Milliner on the board at No. 13, Joe suspects they’d find a willing trade-down partner and make that move.