Q: In your first two mock drafts, you had the Bucs taking Cal WR DeSean Jackson. Now you have the Bucs selecting No. 22 and taking Boston College tackle Gosder Cherlius. Are you looking at this as a need-based pick or a best available player pick, and why Cherlius?
A: The draft order is not set yet therefore the order will change. I'm looking at the board as it unfolds while I'm conducting my mock draft and analyzing the Bucs' needs at the same time. When I got to the Bucs selection, Cherilus seemed to be a nice fit because of his versatility. He can play at either right or left tackle and is strong on either side. I think he gives Tampa another big body up front that will help anchor their line for the foreseeable future. You can never have enough big guys up front.
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