By: Justin Pawlowski

Leading up to Draft day on April 25th, I will be “making the case” for different players to be selected or not selected by the Bucs with the 13th overall selection.

For each player, I will give reasons why the Buccaneers should strongly consider that player and why they should pass on that player as well.

Here. We. Go.

With the 13th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Desmond Trufant – Cornerback – Washington

Trufant might be as safe a corner in this year’s draft.  He is a “plug and play” type player, meaning he can start from day one with much developing.

The Trufant family has very good blood-lines as well.  Marcus Trufant has had a very long and successful career with the Seattle Seahawks.  Desmond seems to mimic that of Marcus.

Any corner is going to be that much more attractive to the Buccaneers.  Trufant is a solid corner who can play man coverage.  He is also a player a team wouldn’t have to worry much about.

As good as all of that sounds, this is a deep draft at cornerback, so to draft a corner that is not considered “special” with the 13th pick might be a reach. There will be many more talented players with much higher ceilings available at the 13th pick instead of Trufant.

That is another slight against Trufant.  What you see might be what you get.  I’m not so sure he has a lot of developing left to do, which means he might not have the potential to develop into an elite cornerback in the NFL.  Corners available in the 2nd round might have a few more questions than Trufant, but might also have much higher ceilings.

Well, there you have it.  The arguments are there to either draft or to pass on Washington CB Desmond Trufant.  Which way would you go?  Call The Commish during his show heard weekdays 9-noon and let him know!

The Commish has also “made the case” for:

Tavon Austin – WR – West Virginia

Xavier Rhodes – CB – Florida St.

Jarvis Jones – OLB – Georgia

For updates on the Buccaneers off-season moves in free agency and the NFL Draft, be sure to follow Justin Pawlowski and 98.7 The Fan on twitter.

Catch The Commish weekdays from 9-12 on 98.7 The Fan.

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