Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune believes that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will target Alabama RB Trent Richardson with the #5 overall pick.
“A lot can change between now and the draft,” writes Cummings, “but that will likely remain a strong possibility right up to draft day.”
The general consensus has been that they couldn’t hesitate to draft LSU CB Morris Claiborne but LeGarrette Blount hasn’t shown that he can be the teams’ featured running back. Cornerback is the team’s biggest need so I’d be surprised to see them pass on Claiborne if he’s available.
The Tampa Tribune mentions that the Bucaneers don’t see Mike Williams as a #1 receiver.
Williams has draw plenty of criticism for his terrible 2011 season as well as his work ethic and physical strength. Williams poor play allowed other receivers like Arrelious Benn and Preston Parker to receive more targets last season. Mario Manningham continues to be rumored as possible free agent options for the Buc’s who have said that they plan to be aggressive in this years free agent market.