Take A Williams

The Buccaneers should draft defense this year, but it will be hard to do if a Williams is on the board at 15. Mike from USC, and Roy from Texas join Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald as the best receiver trio to enter a draft in recent memory. Fitzgerald will be gone, but the team's drafting ahead of the Bucs need QB's and offensive lineman which could send one of the Williams boys sliding to Tampa Bay at 15.

Eli Manning, Phillip Rivers, and Ben Roethliberger will be gone before the Bucs make their pick. Next, factor in the two stud offensive lineman: Robert Gallery and Shawn Andrews. Defensive Tackles Tommie Harris and Will Smith fit the needs of the Redskins, Jaguars, and Bears who all pick ahead of the Buccaneers. Others that will go early include: Sean Taylor (S), Kellon Winslow (TE), and Deangelo Hall (CB).

Running back Steven Jackson should be the first player taken at his position; the question is where will he go. Rumor has is that the Bucs are interested, but this would be a mistake after signing Charlie Garner. There will be plenty of backs left in the third round when the Bucs make their second pick. The Bucs also have interest in D.J. Williams (OLB) and Vince Wilfork (DT), but they are not the only ones. If they go before the Bucs pick, one of the stud receivers will still be available. Count them: 3 QB's, 2 WR's, 2 OL, 2 DB's, 3 DT's, 1TE 1 OLB and 1 RB.

D.J. Williams should be the Bucs pick if he is available. The defense has been neglected since Tony Dungy went up North. Jon Gruden will not pass up a stud receiver for his offense. Either Williams will be a solid pick. The receiver corps is good enough, but it would be great with one of these phenoms added to the mix. The fact is the defense is now the weak link of the team, unheard of since the Bucs turned it around. D.J. Williams would add much needed depth to a depleted aging linebacking corps. Hopefully the temptation will be eliminated and all the receivers will be gone before the Bucs pick.

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