As Glorious Leader mentioned in this post, the selections for odd-numbered picks are due by 7 pm on the night before the choice is to be posted. This is, of course, to give us a chance to put the post together and keep this Mocktanic from hitting any icebergs. Unfortunately, TexansAddict, faux-GM of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, went all Jack Phillips on us and failed to relay an important message in the form of the Bucs' pick.
What to do in such a situation? I mean, I'm going to make the pick --- behold the awesome power of the blogger! --- but I'm not sure which way to go with it. Justin Blackmon is still on the board, as is Morris Claiborne, and part of me thinks I should pick one of them, just to keep this whole thing close to accurate. Then again, part of me wants to make a less-logical pick, just to shake things up a bit.
Which side will win? I'll never tell! (Or, more accurately, I'll never tell until after the jump.)
Dontari Poe (NT--Memphis).
With Aqib Talib possibly going to jail, Ronde Barber
leavingbeing old, and Eric Wright continuing to be Eric Wright, you could make a convincing case that Morris Claiborne is the correct pick here. That said, you're not my supervisor, so I'm not listening to you.
Poe appears to have all the physical tools to dominate, in that he's both absurdly strong and is far quicker than anyone his size has a right to be. (sub-5 seconds at 6-4/346). Even better, drafting Poe would allow the Bucs to finally do what someone should have done a long time ago --- throw Albert Haynesworth off a bridge, preferably into shark-infested waters.
I know, I know . . . it's not a terribly likely pick. But, hell, someone always manages to surprise us on draft day. Plus, you know, anything that makes Haynesworth unhappy is a great move in my book.