Earlier today, Rams running back Steven Jackson said he’d “stand on the table” to advocate the selection of receiver Justin Blackmon with the sixth overall pick. If Blackmon makes it past the Browns at No. 4, there’s a good chance he’ll get past the Bucs at No. 5.
Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber told WQYK-AM on Friday that the Bucs have their eyes on cornerback Morris Claiborne.
“When I was deciding to come back, I had plenty of meetings with Mark [Dominik], and phone conversations with Mark, they told me they were bringing a guy in [cornerback Eric Wright],” Barber said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “I was like, ‘That’s good. We need it.’”
When host J.P. Peterson said that the Bucs might draft Claiborne, Barber said, “We probably will.”
Barber explained that he doesn’t know much about Claiborne. “I haven’t watched any film of him,” Barber said. “I don’t know how he plays or anything. He was actually in our [secondary] room. They did those little unofficial [predraft] visits or whatever. He’s a good kid. He looks good. He looks the part. Everybody’s high on him.”
The Bucs had better hope the Vikings or the Browns aren’t even higher on Claiborne, or they won’t get a crack at him.