BGN 2010 Mock Draft Pick #3 - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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With the third pick in the 2010 BGN draft, EaglesRock selects...

Gerald McCoy - DT, Oklahoma

Tampa Bay's defense has been pretty inadequate especially last season when they gave up the most rushing yards in the NFL averaging about 158.2 yards a game. And also they were 26th in the league in getting sacks. Now Gerald Mccoy would be able to provide the pass rush Tampa so desperatly needs. He has very good strength and is able to keep his hands going and pushing into his mans chest and shoulders to pressure the QB.

Gerald McCoy is 6-4 and is 295 lbs. he is quicker then Suh and would fit really well in Tampa's 4-3 defense. He is very quick and powerful off the snap. He is always constantly moving to the QB no matter where he lines up. He was at one point considered to be the #1 pick or go 1 then 2 with Suh.  He is a sure tackler with his strong upper body build and long arms. He will definitely be able to contribute right away to the struggling Tampa Bay defense.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a while to go before they are a superbowl or even a playoff contender but they are definitely getting better with all these top 5 picks. And you might as well start with a DL since putting pressure on the QB is one of the most important things to do if you want to be a superbowl contender.


You would think Tampa had done bad against the pass but they were actually 10th in the league in pass defense averaging 207.4 yds. a game. Which is a big reason why I didn't select Eric Berry with this pick. Adding McCoy can only make their defense better, and they will be getting the pass rush they need to start being feared by NFL teams again.  So you can see pass coverage is not the main problem its their DL. They invested a lot in Josh Freeman and no QB can be great with a horrible defense because you cant be a good QB if you only win 5 games maximum a year.

This is exactly the reason why the Bucs need to draft him so they can become an elite defense. You can't expect to do well in the playoffs if you have a mediocre defense and a horrid pass rush. Like the experts say "Defense wins championchips". Which is exactly why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to draft Gerald McCoy with the 3rd pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
Next on the clock will be foos05 with the Washington Redskins.

Previous picks: #1 Ndamukong Suh, #2 Russell Okung
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