2012 Mock Draft - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Last Updated: June 26, 2012 Mock Draft: Picks 1-16 - Picks 17-32 - Round 2 - Round 3 - Rounds 4-7
8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
D.J. Fluker - OT
Official School Bio
University of Alabama
Offensive tackle was a need that the Buccanneers needed to address in the 2012 draft but did not. Donal Penn is solid but may be better suited at right tackle so adding a left tackle is a need in Tampa. Fluker plays right tackle at Alabama but has the ability to eventually transition to the left side. He is a huge man at 6'6, 335 pounds but he also possesses rare movement skills and has been a protector for A.J. McCarron at Alabama. With Josh Freeman and Doug Martin set up in Tampa, it would be a good idea to add Fluker as a blocker to open up holes and protect the quarterback. Tampa could also look at adding a cornerback with this pick, but there isn't a top prospect available after Amerson who would be worthy of a top ten selection.
Also Considered:
  • Round 2 - #40: Tyrann Mathieu - CB - Louisiana State
  • Round 3 - #72: Jelani Jenkins - OLB - Florida