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Scott Reynolds is in his 22nd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com

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  1. 1

    jerseybucsfan

    Points for originality. Love the Thuney pick. This won’t be a popular draft if it goes down this way.

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  2. 2

    macabee

    Mock Draft Final

    Jason Cole B/R reports that many GMs think the Titans will trade back into the top ten for an OT preferably Jack Conklin! The Bucs could be that trade partner and ask for a 2nd round pick and get it. The Titans have 3 2nd round picks. Bucs pick at 15. QB Mike Glennon will be traded for a 3rd round pick (I hope)!

    RD1 DT Andrew Billings/Baylor 6-1, 311, 5.00
    RD2 DE/OLB Noah Spence/Eastern Kentucky 6-2, 251, 4.79
    RD2 CB Xavien Howard/Baylor 6-0, 201, 4.55
    RD3 FS DeAndre Houston-Carson/Wm&Mary 6-1, 201, 4.50
    RD3 SS Miles Killebrew/So. Utah 6-2, 217, 4.55
    RD4 OLB Nick Kwiatkoski/West Virginia 6-2, 243, 4.65
    RD5 DE Stephen Weatherly/Vanderbilt 6-4, 265, 4.61
    RD6 FB Dan Vitale/Northwestern 6-1, 239, 4.52
    RD6 WR/KR Jakeem Grant/Texas Tech 5-6, 180, 4.32

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    1. 2.1

      magoobee

      Somehow a deal involving Jets Wilkerson for Glennon makes sense. Seems like the Jets and Bucs are playing the same wait and see game, while overvaluing their position. Problem is after the draft, teams attitudes change based on their picks, meaning less trading partners until injuries set in.

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    2. 2.2

      EastEndBoy

      The issue I have with this sort of draft @mac (and PR for that matter too in the article) is that it provides us a lot of depth, but I see no clear upgrade in the starting lineup. I would much rather come out of this draft with 1 starting caliber upgrade, than 3 new depth players.

      If Jax is really looking to trade out of 5 but not of the top-10 (and apparently the price could be as little as our 3rd and 4th rounders on top of the 9th), we’d be crazy not to jump up the 4 slots and take a clear upgrade in whichever of Tunsil, Bosa or Ramsey is there.

      We just aren’t the kind of team that can be drafting for depth yet…too many key holes.

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    3. 2.3

      georgehicks

      I agree with some of your Logic: I would trade with Tenn for#15 and a 3rd and a 4th selection. looked at the points for each pick. @#15-I would stay at Dt Shelton Rankins from Louisville. I would go after De Noah Spence from E Ky, in the lower 1st.Give up their #2(39)Then trade Mike Glennon to NYJ in Rd-2 for jets #2rd pick Then get best Cb available. Then with 2 no#3 picks I would get the best players available The same with Rd-4.Etc. Then that what I called a great draft.Maybe draft one of b/u qb for a 7th pick. Go Bucs

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    4. 2.4

      gatrbuc17

      You hit it on the friggin head mac. I couldn’t think of a better draft however I am intrigued by Moritz Boehringer in the 4th or 5th

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  3. 3

    76Buc

    mac I don’t necessarily agree with all of your picks, but I love the additional 2nd & 3 rd round picks. Great stuff! Well thought out.

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    1. 3.1

      macabee

      76Buc

      I don’t agree with all of my picks. lol. Just hoping I get one right!Trying to pick against the pundits because we know they’re wrong! Hope you get some of the guys you like.

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    knight

    Mac, I like & hope your thought process is prophetic with trading down for and extra 2 & trading Glennon for a 3! IF the BUCS are going to build through the draft they need more picks to turn this team quickly into a winner. In Licht we Trust!

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  5. 5

    nitey

    I really like this draft. Hits all our needs with good prospects. I, for one, would be very happy if the draft fell this way.

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    magoobee

    Thank god Braxton Miller is off the draft list. I would like to see the 4th round pick be Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa (6’3″ 4.40 40 time in workouts – 4.53 at combine). Looks like a decent replacement for VJAX and can learn from him this year.

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  7. 7

    Horse

    I can only stay with the facts right now; we don’t have any trading agreement for Glennon, nor trading up and down in the draft is an automatic. Based on the present knowledge I leave it to the masterminds at OBP to select some quality players. Go bucs!

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    1. 7.1

      jme0151

      I am with you on this. To much speculation here. We stay at 9, no trade partner and Glennon is not that hot a commodity until QB’s start getting hurt in camps.

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    FLBoyInDallas

    PR, you wrote the following: “Before we address the reason why the Bucs would draft Rankins, let’s explore why they wouldn’t draft Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence or Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson.”

    But after writing that you never mentioned Hargreaves, Spence or Lawson again. Where is the promised reasoning as to why none of those three guys could be the pick? You completely skipped over that and went straight to building the case for Rankins instead.

    Personally I think Lawson has top ten talent and would be a multiple Pro Bowler at DE for the Bucs, and his ceiling is higher than Bosa’s due to far superior athleticism. Why in your opinion would the Bucs not be interested in a consensus top-three-rated 4-3 DE? I’d be interested to hear your reasoning.

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  9. 9

    pinkstob

    I would be fine with this draft if Ogbah makes it to the 2nd round and Howard makes it to the 3rd, but I don’ think they will. My preference if we stayed at #9 would be to take Conklin, but Rankins doesn’t seem like a bad pick either so that’s why I say I’m fine with it. I never got a chance to watch more of Louisville’s full games like I intended to this spring to get a better feel for Rankins. It’s just been an extremely busy year for me so far.

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  10. 10

    drdneast

    I liked your picks and if the draft falls this way, it would appear on the surface, to be another bumper crop of draft picks.
    One thing none of us knows is how much is going on inside the young mans heart they draft.
    It would appear Licht has found a way to crack the code on this unmeasurable hidden variable.
    Winston’s heart for the game was easy to see. But Smith, Marpet and Alexander was a different matter.
    Many pundits thought Smith was lazy but he didn’t look that way last year. On many plays he was looking for another defender to block.
    Marpet, too, displayed an edge of nastiness and at one point in the season went after Dashon Goldson for hitting Winston late which he certainly did.
    And who would have thought your fourth round draft pick, Alexander, would emerge as the leader on a defense loaded with veterans.

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    1. 10.1

      cgmaster27

      Yeah , last year was pretty unique in the group we got and if Kenny Bell had played, I do expect him to have a really good year this year, that would be an all time draft. As for Ali, he is probably my second favorite player on this team ,behind Jameis of course, but I love his attitude on the field.

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  11. 11

    macabee

    Now be aware PR mock drafters, almost 60% of mocks pick VHIII to the Bucs at 9 – 58.8% to be exact. Woody Cummings is out with a mock that also picks Hargreaves. Waiting on Greg Auman to see who he picks.

    On NFL.com mock central 6 out of 6 panelist picked VHIII. It is the only unanimous consensus pick on the board. Informed opinion or group think? I have no idea! The same people on NFL Live mock picked Joey Bosa at 9 for the Bucs.

    As you can see, VHIII is not my first choice, but will have no complaint if he is the pick. Better than what we got now and the guy wears Tampa on his shoes. That’s gotta count for something! lol. Good luck on your picks!

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    1. 11.1

      e

      I enjoy your exactness, Mac. I’m on the VHIII bandwagon, even though VHIII could be mistaken for “Women and children first,” which is a great album for sure. I’m also hoping for Vonn Bell in the second. One things for sure with all of this talent on display; everybody wants some!!

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    2. 11.2

      EastEndBoy

      It was an interest Mock @mac…not out of the realm of possibility (any one pick in isolation they made could sound perfectly reasonable), but all together it’s several stretching picks (San Diego taking Buckner – not sure; Dallas taking EzE – not sure; SanFran taking Stanley – not sure; Jax – Jack now with his knee being questioned). If it unfolded like that – and we got Bosa, that would be great…I give it about 0.1% chance 🙂

      As for VHIII…it may not be the most exciting pick, but at least he would be a clear upgrade at a starting position for us…so I’m happy with that!

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      1. 11.2.1

        macabee

        EEB, I too am skeptical of the chance Bosa fall to the Bucs. If Joey Bosa falls to the Bucs that would be good, but I don’t know how he gets past the Cowboys given their situation at DE now. I’ve read that Jerry Jones absolutely loves RB Ezekiel Elliott and but for some rumors about Myles Jack’s knee, he would take either one of them.

        But the Cowboys are not going to re-sign Greg Hardy, they have lost DE Randy Gregory for 4 games over weed, and they have just lost DE DeMarcus Lawrence for 4 games over PEDS. I will be surprised if they don’t take Bosa.

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  12. 12

    DCGoth

    I still don’t like Rankins @ 9. I really hope this is a miss.

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  13. 13

    cgmaster27

    This will be one heck of a draft. I like the Rankins pick and am warming up to it, but I still just don’t like it at 9. I really like picks for round 2 and 3. Most of the others are an unknown to me.
    But with this draft even more so than usual, you just don’t know. NFL network did a mock last night that had Ramsey making it all the way to Cleveland at 8. The trades just shook everything up and some of these other guys are going even hire than I expected.
    Can’t wait for Thursday

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  14. 14

    Morgan

    Is there anything more pointless, fruitless than a mock draft, not just one, but six tries at a mock…..talk about a complete waste of time.

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  15. 15

    jongruden

    Without climbing aboard the “bobble head train” and like any pick PR has us taking or anyone else for that matter, I for one watch a lot of tape and watch a lot of football games including senior bowl practices and beyond. If it were up to me I would trade down with someone as I’m sure someone will want one of the Lt’s or Paxton Lynch and select William Jackson III who I believe is the best all around corner in this draft. second pick I would like Carl Nassib is a prototypical DE who was very productive at Penn St leading the country with 15 sacks. Third pick I would take Max Tuerk Center from USC as we need a bigger center up front other than the tough and scrappy Hawley who gets over matched by bigger DT’s as in the Philly Game when Fletcher Cox threw him all over the place, 4th round and beyond just find us a KR and PR please

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    1. 15.1

      scubog

      jonnyG: Like you, this year I’d be inclined to trade down. I just don’t see a top ten player that will likely be there for the taking at the 9 spot. I wish I felt better about Hargreaves. Would take Ramsey, Tunsil or Jack but doubt one of them falls to us. I’ll predict one thing; there will be a surprise selection that conflicts with the media “experts”.

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    Horse

    I see us drafting a DE as it truely is our biggest need; then a CB which is our next need; then a Safety. I know I have said over and over BAP, but my instincts is saying there’s not much difference between players at Spot 9 so why not pick a DE which is a serious need. I know there is hype we have done enough in Free Agency and our 2015 guys will be fine, but I don’t believe it. As far as I’m concerned, I would draft DE’s in rounds 1 & 2. It all starts at the line.

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