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Todd McShay picks Marcus Mariota for Bucs

12/17/2014


TAMPA, Fla. -- Todd McShay's first Insider mock draftInsider is out and it has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers making a big splash with the first overall pick.

McShay has the Bucs taking Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. That's one pick ahead of where he has Tennessee taking Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. So it looks like the early assumption by McShay is that the top two quarterbacks will go at the very top of the draft.

That's entirely possible and the Bucs may be choosing between Mariota and Winston. But I also think there's a chance the Bucs could go in another direction. Mariota has played in a spread offense and I don't see the Bucs changing to a spread offense. Winston has had some off-field issues and that could scare the Bucs away.

I can see Tampa Bay trading out of the top spot (assuming that's where the Bucs end up) for someone that's sold on one of the two quarterbacks. The Bucs have a huge need for a pass-rusher and McShay has five defensive ends going in his top-10 picks.