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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Phinsider community turns to Tampa Bay's 9th pick

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With the ninth overall pick in the Phinsider Community Mock Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select...

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The Phinsider Community Mock moves into the second quarter of selections this morning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the clock. We finally have seen the top two quarterbacks come off the board with the seventh and eighth picks, but the Buccaneers are looking to build around their young quarterback, Jameis Winston, rather than adding a signal caller to the roster.

How does SUTTON, who is serving as the front office for the Buccaneers in our mock, see the Tampa Bay roster? Where will he look for the team's first pick in the selection process?

With the ninth overall pick in the Phinsider Community Mock Draft, SUTTON selects for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ronnie Stanley, offensive tackle, Notre Dame.

Most franchises couple an investment in a young QB with OL help. Stanley has the ability to play both sides, and will aid the development of Jameis Winston.


The top needs for the Buccaneers in 2016 are in the defensive secondary, at both cornerback and safety, as well as at offensive tackle. This pick fills one of those needs, and, absolutely should help to protect and continue the development of Winston. Stanley could continue to build his strength, but did get better with an additional year in college last season and should be able to step in and start from day one, either at right tackle or left tackle.

Completed Draft Picks:

1 - Tennessee Titans - Phinaholic - Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
2 - Cleveland Browns - xkar25 - DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
3 - San Diego Chargers - Blaze453 - Jalen Ramsey, S, Florida State
4 - Dallas Cowboys - tapp35 - Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
5 - Jacksonville Jaguars - Agent J 78 - Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
6 - Baltimore Ravens - scrappy the wildcat - Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida
7 - San Francisco 49ers - Andy in Omaha - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
8 - Philadelphia Eagles (from Miami) - dolphinfan4lyfe - Jared Goff, QB, Cal
9 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - SUTTON - Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

Next Picks:

10 - New York Giants - darrel.owen - Posting Monday afternoon
11 - Chicago Bears - Houtz - Posting Tuesday morning