Who Is Your Favorite Bucs Pick From The 2022 Draft?


For this weekend’s Pewter Report Roundtable, the crew tackles one other robust query. This week’s immediate: Which choose by the Bucs is your favourite from the 2022 NFL Draft?

Scott Reynolds: It’s Onerous To Choose Simply One From This Draft Class

I’m actually fairly keen on loads of the gamers that Tampa Bay common supervisor Jason Licht and head coach Todd Bowles chosen on this yr’s draft. Pewter Report had operating again Rachaad White in our first and ultimate Bucs mock drafts. We had defensive deal with Logan Corridor in our final two mock drafts, and we had cornerback Zyon McCollum in our third mock draft. Corridor and tight finish Cade Otton have been Pewter Report’s Bucs’ Greatest Bets. So I used to be actually acquainted with loads of the crew’s draft picks from the beginning.

Bucs RB Rachaad White – Picture by: USA In the present day

I like good line of defense play, and I like good operating backs. So it’s nearly a toss-up between Corridor and White for me. I’ll give the sting to White as a result of he’s from Kansas Metropolis. So he and I can speak about some good Ok.C. BBQ joints within the locker room this yr. I’m additionally excited to see if he can do extra than simply assist out on particular groups as a rookie. Don’t be shocked if White beats out Ke’Shawn Vaughn for enjoying time behind Leonard Fournette on first and second downs. He’s received a lot better arms, too. If he can achieve the belief of the teaching employees and Tom Brady, he might consider on third downs and steal reps from Giovani Bernard, too.

I’ve written earlier than that operating again has been a blind spot for Licht within the draft. His first operating again draft choose was Charles Sims within the third spherical in 2014. Then it was Jeremy McNichols in 2017, adopted by Vaughn in 2020. Sims was only a man, and Vaughn appears to be common at greatest. McNichols, a fifth-round choose, didn’t even make the crew. I believe White is already Licht’s greatest choose simply primarily based on his potential and talent set. We’ll see if that’s true within the coming years.

Matt Matera: White Provides New Dimension To Bucs’ Backfield

I just like the choose of Rachaad White within the third spherical for the Bucs as a result of he brings one thing slightly completely different to Tampa Bay’s backfield. As common supervisor Jason Licht described, White is a “easy” runner when going by means of every play. White brings endurance and imaginative and prescient that needs to be welcomed on this offense, particularly in the event that they wish to improve their manufacturing within the run recreation.

Bucs RB Rachaad White

Bucs RB Rachaad White – Picture by: USA In the present day

Most likely the most important impression White will instantly have is his contributions within the passing recreation. He’s very comfy catching the ball and transferring it up the sphere. White is faster than he may look with extra of a misleading pace. These are steep comparisons, however some have in comparison with the likes of Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen. He’s a prepared cross blocker as effectively, which is a necessity within the Bucs offense.

White has an excellent alternative in entrance of him to compete for the second operating again function. Leonard Fournette will begin and Gio Bernard will get to deal with third down. However White can see time on the sphere if he can beat out Ke’Shawn Vaughn. He is aware of methods to make performs, having scored 16 whole touchdowns final season with Arizona State. All however one have been dashing touchdowns, however he’s environment friendly in each areas. You could have Fournette for 3 extra years. That doesn’t imply White can’t be utilized or ultimately grow to be the beginning again in a while.

J.C. Allen: Bucs High Choose Is Mine As Nicely

It’s been no secret how excessive I’ve been on Logan Corridor. I had the Bucs deciding on him in my mock in our Bucs Battle Plan sequence at choose No. 44. That was nonetheless when a lot of the consensus huge boards had him ranked as a late second- early third-round choice. Although because of an unexpected commerce, I needed to change my authentic commerce associate and transfer again a number of spots. As his buzz began to swell, I assumed he was a positive guess to go in the long run of the primary spherical. So I used to be thrilled when the Bucs have been in a position to commerce again, choose up property, and nonetheless choose him.

Bucs DT Logan Hall

Bucs DT Logan Corridor – Picture courtesy of Houston

What I like a lot about Corridor is his versatility. He can play the 5-tech, he can play the 4i, he’ll settle in on the 3-tech, however wish to stand him up a number of performs a recreation? No drawback. His means to play all around the line and convey a lot wanted depth and athleticism is what drew me to him as an ideal Bucs match. Corridor has an excellent preliminary go off the road, using an array of rush strikes to get to the quarterback. That can match effectively with with what the Bucs try to do in getting extra pace off the line of defense.

At 6-foot-6 283 kilos, Corridor ran 4.88 40-yard sprint and posted a 1.68 10-yard cut up on the NFL Scouting Mix. Spectacular numbers for his participant his measurement. On high of that, Corridor additionally posted one of the best shuttle rating and tied for one of the best three-cone time amongst defensive linemen. These athletic traits, alongside together with his manufacturing and a glowing evaluation from the teaching employees in Houston, is what in the end led the Bucs to deciding on Corridor at No. 33 general. With the uncertainty revolving round Ndamukong Suh’s future, Corridor might be able to show why he’s my favourite choose prior to later.

Josh Queipo: McCollum Has The Highest Ceiling

As with all draft, every participant the Bucs chosen has each a flooring and a ceiling. I imagine most of this yr’s draft picks for the crew are excessive flooring guys. Logan Corridor needs to be a very good nickel rusher. Luke Goedeke ought to present good run blocking and sufficient cross safety. Rachaad White needs to be a stable third down cross catching choice. Jake Camarda ought to present league common punting. Even Ko Kieft needs to be a helpful TE3.

Bucs CB Zyon McCollum

Bucs CB Zyon McCollum – Picture courtesy of Sam Houston

However I like an excellent ceiling over a very good flooring. And Zyon McCollum has the very best ceiling of any choose on this this Bucs draft class. His measurables are elite. He has the bodily instruments to grow to be among the best within the recreation. And his tape was good in school, albeit at a decrease stage of competitors. And that will probably be what all of it comes all the way down to for McCollum. If he can translate his recreation to a stage that’s a number of magnitudes higher than the competitors he has confronted to this point, he would be the greatest choose of this draft.

McCollum’s recreation wants some refining. He nonetheless doesn’t use his arms on the line of scrimmage in addition to he ought to, and he takes too many pointless dangers thus far. Nonetheless, the instruments are all there for McCollum to assist make the transition for this secondary that’s coming as quickly as subsequent yr a way more palatable expertise.

Bailey Adams: Going With The “Glass Eater”

It truly is tough to choose only one favourite out of a draft class filled with intriguing gamers with excellent tales. So, when unsure, I’ll aspect with the large man on the offensive line. How will you not immediately really feel drawn to Luke Goedeke? His story is without doubt one of the greatest, as he went from zero-star highschool recruit to walk-on tight finish at Division III Wisconsin-Stevens Level earlier than making his method to Central Michigan, the place he transitioned to proper deal with. Now, he’s a second-round draft choose who has an actual shot at incomes the beginning proper guard job on a crew two seasons faraway from profitable the Tremendous Bowl.

Bucs LG Luke Goedeke

Bucs LG Luke Goedeke – Picture courtesy of CMU

It’s not nearly his story, although. Goedeke is a bruiser on the sphere, and you may clearly inform he loves that a part of the sport. Mere minutes faraway from getting the decision from the Bucs – certainly one of many largest moments of his life – he was telling the Tampa media about how he’s “all the time trying to bury guys and simply put worry into their eyes” on the sphere. That’s what you need out of your offensive linemen, and that mentality makes him a wonderful slot in Tampa Bay. When you think about the truth that he may find yourself enjoying subsequent to a different brawler in Ryan Jensen, you need to really feel downright giddy.

As for the worth of the place he was drafted, who am I to query Jason Licht and his evaluations of offensive linemen? His observe document is phenomenal. In 2015, he chosen Ali Marpet out of Hobart. Marpet flawlessly transitioned from Division III proper deal with to protect within the NFL – and even stepped in seamlessly at middle when wanted. Licht did it once more in 2017 when he drafted Humboldt State deal with Alex Cappa, who developed right into a stable proper guard in Tampa Bay earlier than signing a four-year, $40 million contract with the Bengals in March. I like Goedeke’s enjoying model and his character. And I actually love his possibilities of blossoming into the following nice success story on the Bucs’ offensive line.

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