It's time for another pick in our second annual CSC community mock draft. Today's pick is brought to you courtesy of CSC member, ShadowFlash. He had the wonderful pleasure of representing everyone's favorite NFC South team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
To see which prospect he thought would be best for the rebuilding Bucs, make the jump. Then offer your own opinion and analysis.
I would like to thank ShadowFlash for his participation.
With the third pick in the 2010 CSC community mock draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...
Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
The Buccaneers have got problems. That much is for sure. How they handle those problems, however, is up in the air. The offense is short of playmakers and the defense is aging and losing talent, though it made a late surge late in the year once Raheem Morris took command. There is no dire offensive need position for the Buccaneers in this draft that warrants passing on Gerald McCoy. Suh is off the board, and as such McCoy is the next best defensive tackle.
Armed with a Tebow-caliber smile and a pro-bowl caliber talent level, saying that this kid is good is simply a criminal injustice. He's not good, he's better than good. Better than just 'better than good'. Raheem Morris, as a defensive specialist who worked under Monte Kiffin, will maximize McCoy. He dominates at the snap of the ball with his outstanding quickness as well as being able to pressure the quarterback and stuff the run. This is crucial in a division featuring outstanding running games from the Panthers, Falcons, and Saints as well as the aerial attacks of the Falcons and Saints. McCoy is also a fiery competitor and a natural leader who can command his teammates' respect.
A Buccaneer all the way - Gerald McCoy will make an impact on day one.