With the 5th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select:
CB Morris Claiborne, LSU
The Bucs have glaring weaknesses at cornerback in a division in which they play Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Cam Newton. Ronde Barber will be 37 years old next season and is contemplating retirement after a one year contract expired this past season. Recent reports indicate that Aqib Talib will remain a Buccaneer moving forward, but legal issues may put him in jail during the season. The Bucs need a guy to play right away and Claiborne is as ready as any corner in this draft.
The Washington Redskins and Aussie Texan are now on the clock.