The 2022 NFL Draft is over, but it surely’s by no means too early for a 2023 NFL mock draft, proper? Listed here are some way-too-early choices for the Bucs subsequent yr from a number of 2023 mock drafts.
It’s fascinating what number of draft consultants have the Bucs choosing a quarterback subsequent yr regardless of the staff having drafted Kyle Trask within the second spherical in 2021. And it’s additionally noteworthy that 4 have the Bucs shedding within the Tremendous Bowl and two consultants have Tampa Bay profitable Tremendous Bowl LVII.
No. 31 – Buccaneers – North Carolina State QB Devin Leary
N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren known as Leary the most effective quarterback within the nation on the Tailgate podcast final month. Whereas I wouldn’t go that far, Leary had himself one heck of a 2021 season. He earned an 85.1 passing grade with 31 big-time throws and solely 9 turnover-worthy performs as a redshirt junior in 2021.
No. 31 – Buccaneers Florida QB Anthony Richardson
One other Gator on this first spherical and one other Gator quarterback to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This time, nevertheless, Anthony Richardon’s ability set is a dramatic enchancment over Kyle Trask’s. Richardson has an elite arm. He’ll drop completely positioned throws 50 yards downfield with the flick of a wrist. Richardson can enhance his pocket presence because the full-time starter lastly, and that ought to are available time. What separates Richardson from any generic big-armed quarterback is the truth that he has a unicorn-like ability set. He’s 6’4” and 236 kilos however reportedly hit as little as 4.4 within the 40-yard sprint. These sorts of numbers could be unequalled as probably the greatest athletic performances from a quarterback in historical past.
No. 31 – Buccaneers – Boston Faculty QB Phil Jurkovec
Jurkovec returned to BC after an harm disrupted his ’21 season. He’s a Notre Dame switch who layers the ball properly to all ranges and has a number of the traits NFL groups search for of their sign callers.
No. 32 – Buccaneers – Pittsburgh QB Kedon Slovis
No. 31 – Buccaneers – Penn State CB Joey Porter, Jr.
The Buccaneers have some expiring contracts on the cornerback place to think about within the offseason and will must look to the draft for substitute. Porter is every little thing the Buccaneers usually want by way of measurement and physicality from the place.
No. 26 – Buccaneers – LSU OLB B.J. Ojulari
No. 32 – Buccaneers – Clemson LB Trenton Simpson
The Bucs might seize an understudy for Lavonte David. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Simpson performed properly in 2020, recording 28 tackles, 4 sacks and one pressured fumble. In 2021, he had 65 tackles, six sacks and two passes damaged up. Simpson has a ton of potential plus wonderful measurement to associate with quickness and athleticism.
No. 30 – Buccaneers – Florida State DB Akeem Dent
Dent, who hails from Pahokee, Fla., the identical hometown as Andre Waters, is a flexible DB who stands 6-foot-1, 195 kilos and will wind up as a nook, security or slot within the NFL. The Bucs haven’t drafted a first-round defensive again since Vernon Hargreaves in 2016, and Todd Bowles could have enjoyable discovering methods to make use of Dent.