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POD Community Mock Draft: Pick No. 19

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Rd. # Player Pos. College
1 19 Peria Jerry DT Mississippi
General Manager: n1ck34

With the nineteenth pick of the 2009 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Mississippi defensive tackle Peria Jerry.

Here is n1ck34's reasoning for the pick:

Sorry Lions. The Bucs have much more obvious holes at the QB and WR spots, but Josh Freeman shouldn't go this early, and the receivers here are questionable. Andre Smith was a consideration, but for whatever reason the Bucs still feel confident with Donald Penn and Jeremy Trueblood. Instead, Peria Jerry will immediately start at the hole left by the departure of Jovan Haye. With his pass rushing ability combined with that of Gaines Adams, the Buccaneers will strike fear into the heart of offensive lines for years to come. Raheem Morris and G.M. Mark Dominik are both defense-first guys, and this position should solidify an aging defense.

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