Pewter Report publishes the most recent NFL Mock Drafts on Mondays. Discover out who a few of the prime draft web sites have the Bucs choosing within the first spherical. Some mock drafts go deeper and have a number of rounds.
No. 27 – Buccaneers – Texas A&M G Kenyon Inexperienced
With Ali Marpet’s shock retirement, the Bucs have to shore up their inside O-line, and this very versatile Aggie will slot in nicely. He began at 4 positions on the road final yr en path to incomes All-American honors. At 6-foot-4, 323 kilos, Inexperienced has fairly good size for an inside man with 34 1/8-inch arms.
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“He was a fairly good deal with, however he’s an impressive guard. I don’t assume his ft are ok to play deal with at a excessive stage, however he’s highly effective, is superb along with his palms and is a road-grader within the run recreation. He was their most constant man up entrance.”
“Regarded higher on movie than he did in our recreation. He understands angles and leverage nicely. Enjoying deal with, he’s not used to that a lot area. I assumed he was extra of a Day 2 man.”
“He was actually particular in 2020. That they had a greater line then, and typically it’s about who’s enjoying subsequent to you. He has superb consciousness — seeing twists, recognizing pre-snap motion, seeing it when it’s coming. His cleats are all the time within the filth. I feel he’s elite. He jogs my memory of (Payments Professional Bowler) Dion Dawkins.”
No. 27 – Buccaneers – Boston Faculty G Zion Johnson
The Bucs misplaced Ali Marpet to retirement and Alex Cappa to free company, and whereas they traded for Shaq Mason, there’s nonetheless a necessity on the inside line. That brings us to Zion Johnson, who’s one other participant who went to the Senior Bowl and proved he was worthy of first-round consideration. He performed left deal with at Boston Faculty and labored at guard and heart in Cellular. He’s a Day 1 starter at a number of positions.
No. 27 – Buccaneers – Boston Faculty G Zion Johnson
No. 60 – Buccaneers – UConn DT Travis Jones
No. 27 – Buccaneers – Purdue OLB George Karlaftis
The Buccaneers haven’t re-signed one-time athletic freak Jason Pierre-Paul and each Anthony Nelson and Joe Tryon-Shoyinka are higher contributors as situational gamers. They need to welcome the event of touchdown this totally different type of “Greek freak” to place reverse Shaquil Barrett for promoted defensive-minded coach Todd Bowles.
No. 60 – Buccaneers – Texas A&M TE Jalen Wydermyer
The Buccaneers aren’t certain about Rob Gronkowski’s future with the crew and want some depth anyway with O.J. Howard leaving in free company.
No. 91 – Buccaneers – Houston DB Marcus Jones
Jones, with some Mathieu-like qualities in how he makes performs on the ball in protection, can supply some inside versatility for Todd Bowles to assist change Jordan Whitehead.
No. 133 – Buccaneers – Missouri RB Tyler Badie
No. 248 – Buccaneers – Kent State QB Dustin Crum
No. 261 – Buccaneers – Alabama WR Slade Bolden
No. 27 – Buccaneers – Georgia DT Jordan Davis
Taking Jordan Davis to fit in alongside Vita Vea would take Tampa’s run protection to a different stage. It’s no secret that the 6-foot-6, 341-pounder is a freaky athlete, and he initiatives as a high-level run-stuffer on the subsequent stage. Davis earned an 89.2 run-defense grade whereas gathering 47 run stops and 17 tackles for loss or no achieve during the last three years. He missed simply 4 of his 75 deal with makes an attempt towards the run over that span. The issue is that Davis is way from a refined pass-rusher and never an every-down participant. He performed simply over a 3rd of the crew’s snaps this previous season and turned in a lackluster 69.0 pass-rush grade for the season. Run-stuffing inside defensive linemen are precious items within the NFL, however Davis’ ceiling will solely be so excessive if this playstyle stays. For that cause, Davis comes off the board late in Spherical 1 for me.
No. 60 – Buccaneers – Georgia LB Channing Tindall
Tindall by no means began a recreation in his collegiate profession and didn’t break the linebacker rotation till his fourth yr on campus in 2021. Regardless of that, he was an instrumental piece to Georgia’s historic protection. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound off-ball linebacker earned an 85.4 PFF grade throughout 474 snaps in 2021. He performs violently with picture-perfect blitzing method, and his bodily instruments are off the charts. Tindall completed with 26 pressures on 105 such reps and an 81.5 pass-rush grade for the season. He’s like a heat-seeking missile tacking down ball carriers in area. Tindall rose up some boards after a stellar mix efficiency that featured a 4.47-second 40, a 1.55-second 10-yard break up, a 42-inch vertical, a 10-foot-9 broad and 4.18-second professional agility, however he’s nonetheless firmly within the Day 2 dialog with inexperience and nonetheless studying the place being the large cause why. There’s no denying his long-term potential, although. Touchdown with a blitz-heavy scheme like Tampa Bay may assist Tindall outplay his draft standing sooner somewhat than later.