Okay, so the Bucs are definitely going to take Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers with the 20th pick in Thursday's NFL draft. Or, actually, it might be Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt. Or, come to think of it, it might be Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan. Whoever, it looks like a pass-rushing defensive end. Sports Illustrated's latest mock draft has Bowers and Watt going before the 20th pick and the Bucs taking Kerrigan with the pick. Here's what SI NFL writer Don Banks writes:
I feel confident Tampa Bay would be the absolute floor for either Bowers or Watt if one of them falls to the Bucs, but given their need for pass rush, they're not going to let Kerrigan get past them either. He was a proven playmaker in college, and Kerrigan looks like an early contributor who has high character and a top-notch work ethic.
Banks has Auburn quarterback Cam Newton going first overall to the Panthers. Click here for the mock draft.
Posted by Tom Jones at 2:02:12 pm on April 27, 2011