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Round 2: Mock Draft Roundtable contributors predict the team's second-round pick.

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The past few weeks, the staff put together their annual Mock Draft Roundtable, a simulation of what they believed the first round would look like.

Senior writer Scott Smith, staffers Joe Kania and Andrew Norton, along with Team Insider Casey Phillips, are taking a somewhat different approach here for the second round.

This rendition of the Mock Draft roundtable revolves solely around the Buccaneers and their pick at No. 34.

Below are what Scott, Andrew, Joe and Casey think the Bucs could do when the NFL Draft resumes tonight at 7 p.m.


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Casey Phillips: DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA*
Odighizuwa is a bit of a project as a pass rusher, but is proven at stuffing the run. Plus, he was a top combine performer, coming out as a top defensive lineman in the 40-yard dash, vert, broad jump and shuttle drills. The Bucs could use a boost on their defensive edge and they take care of that need here.

Andrew Norton: OT T.J. Clemmings, Pitt
The Bucs are in great position with the 34th overall pick. They are up second tonight, and there are two first-round-tier offensive tackles left on the board, in my opinion at least. I see the Titans either bolstering their secondary or giving Mariota a receiving weapon, leaving T.J. Clemmings right there for the Bucs. You just spent your number one overall on the QB of the future, and since you've already got some pass-catching stars on the roster, it only makes sense to spend your second pick protecting him. Even though he is a raw talent lacking some experience (went into college as a DL and was recruited for Division I basketball out of high school), he has tremendous upside and the physical traits to dominate as he learns and matures.


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Scott Smith: OT T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh*
If one makes a series of assumptions, then the draft has played out perfectly for the Buccaneers. Those assumptions are: 1) Bucs brass hoped, and thought there was a good chance, that one or two of the members of a deep class of offensive tackle prospects would fall to the second round; 2) Among those prospects, the Buccaneers like both Clemmings and Oregon's Jake Fisher; 3) Tackle remains the team's top priority (after the Jameis Winston pick), even with some intriguing ends like Randy Gregory, Preston Smith and Owa Odighizuwa still on the board, as well. If all of that is true, then the Bucs start Day Two in great position, as they are guaranteed to have a shot at either Clemmings or Fisher.

Joe Kania: OT Jake Fisher, Oregon
I really like Clemmings too. But to change it up, I'll go with Oregon offensive tackle Jake Fisher. And either one would be an excellent pickup. Fisher is one of those guys who has great mobility, but just so happens to also be enormous. He's 6-6, 306 pounds and probably has room to put on a few more pounds. He's a former tight end and, if you want to see how athletic he really is, check out him scoring a touchdown against Texas Tech. Seeing this guy run stride-for-stride with his team's running back for 50 yards just to fall on a fumble in the end zone is impressive to say the least.


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