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Monday, April 5, 2010

A Big Day for Jimmy Clausen Is A Big Day For Tampa Bay

Today, April 5th, is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish pro day.  It's the first time that Jimmy Clausen, injured during in the 2009 college football season, will throw in front of NFL scouts.

That means it's a big day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If Clausen is impressive it could drastically improve his draft stock.  The Rams have made several moves which demonstrate they are working toward resolving a weak quarterback position with the #1 overall pick, but Sam Bradford rates higher than Jimmy Clausen and seems to be their preference.  That could leave a scramble to get the #2 overall pick away from Detroit by Seattle, Cleveland, or Washington

If the Rams select Bradford #1, they guarantee the Buccaneers will either have DL Ndamukong Suh or DL Gerald McCoy available to pick at the #3 position.  If anyone picks Jimmy Clausen at #2, the Buccaneers would be able to choose from the top players at all other positions.  Suh and McCoy are the top at their position and a would fill in nicely in the young core defense next to 2009 draft pick Roy Miller.

A good showing for Clausen could mean a better defensive line for the Buccaneers.  Have a great workout, Jimmy!

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry, did you not notice that Washington had picked up a QB yesterday?

    Not much incentive for Wash to jump up a spot, or for other teams to try and leapfrog Wash either.


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