2011 BGN Community Mock Draft Pick #51: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the fifty-first pick in the 2011 BGN Mock Draft, Bob_Q selects...

Ras-I Dowling - CB, Virginia

In the first round, the Buccaneers did a good job of addressing one of their biggest needs by picking up defensive end Adrian Clayborn. Now, they will have to turn their sights to their next biggest holes: wide receiver and cornerback.

While prolific WR/KR Randall Cobb is still available, the bigger value at this point in this particular mock is at cornerback.The Bucs aren't necessarily desperate for an immediate upgrade at cornerback, but with Ronde Barber on his last legs and Aqib Talib's continued legal problems, they'll need a successor in the wings.

Virginia's Ras-I Dowling fits their need perfectly. If it weren't for the fact that he was recovering from a slew of injuries, Dowling could easily slip into the first round due to his 6'2" size and excellent cover skills. The Bucs would even be able to go easy on him during his first year in the NFL, using him as a nickel corner and third safety until he fully recovers.

Next on the clock will be BluLion with the New York Giants.

Previous Picks: 1 - Nick Fairley 2 - Patrick Peterson 3 - Blaine Gabbert 4 - Cam Newton 5 - Von Miller 6 - Marcell Dareus 7 - Prince Amukamara 8 - A.J. Green 9 - Da'Quan Bowers 10 - Corey Liuget 11 - Robert Quinn 12 - Julio Jones 13 - Tyron Smith 14 - Jimmy Smith 15 - Mark Ingram 16 - Cameron Jordan 17 - Ryan Kerrigan 18 - Anthony Castonzo 19 - Mike Pouncey 20 - Adrian Clayborn 21 - Phil Taylor 22- Stephen Paea 23 - Brandon Harris 24 - Aldon Smith 25 - Gabe Carimi 26 - Torrey Smith 27 - Justin Houston 28- J.J. Watt 29 - Nate Solder 30 - Akeem Ayers 31- Derek Sherrod 32 - Cameron Heyward 33- Muhammad Wilkerson 34 - Allen Bailey 35 - Jabaal Sheard 36 - Marvin Austin 37 - Jonathan Baldwin 38 - Jake Locker 39 - Colin Kaepernick 40 - James Carpenter 41 - Christian Ponder 42 - Aaron Williams 43 - Ryan Mallett 44 - Rahim Moore 45 - Leonard Hankerson 46 - Kyle Rudolph 47 - Mikel Leshoure 48 - Stefen Wisniewski 49 - Andy Dalton 50 - Brooks Reed

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