2016 NFL Mock Draft: 1st Edition

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Aug 30, 2014; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley (78) waits between plays during the game agains the Rice Owls at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 48-17. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive line is a complete mess—especially after the injury to Demar Dotson. They head into the second week of the preseason with two rookie starters one of which at the all-important left tackle position.

Donovan Smith has plenty of experience at left tackle thanks to his time at Penn State, but his career featured a lot of highs and lows. He has a tendency to lose focus and allow pressure on the quarterback. Smith also doesn’t have the most fluid movement skills making him a better fit for right tackle or guard.

Tampa Bay needs to protect their most important asset, Jameis Winston, which is why targeting a true left tackle early in the 2016 draft must be a priority.

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