2011 NFL Mock Draft: Will Aldon Smith Answer Buccaneers Playoff Prayers in 2011?

February 28, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Buccaneers Have Their Eye On The Postseason With 20th Pick
With Akeem Ayers, Ryan Kerrigan and Adrian Clayborn off the Board, Aldon Smith becomes the target of the Buccaneers.
The Bucs had no pass rush against the Falcons at the end of the season, and they're not going to go far in the NFC South against the Falcons and Saints if they can't get to the quarterback. The Bucs saw all their flaws exposed down the stretch, so this is their best opportunity to plug those holes.
With Matt Ryan and Drew Brees in the division, it's the same problem the Jags and the Texans face. If you have dominant quarterbacks in your division, you have to build a defense that can put pressure on the quarterbacks and take them out of their game.
1. Carolina Panthers: Cam Newton 17. New England Patriots: Adrian Clayborn 2. Denver Broncos: Da'Quan Bowers 18. San Diego Chargers: Tyron Smith 3. Buffalo Bills: Nick Fairley 19. New York Giants: Akeem Ayers 4. Cincinnati Bengals: A.J. Green 20....

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