It is NFL Draft season and the mock drafts from the NFL experts and pundits are being published nearly every day and making their picks for the Bucs. Every Monday until the 2019 NFL Draft in April, PewterReport.com will scour the Internet to find the list of players that are projected to Tampa Bay and put out the list with the links.

NEW MOCKS THIS WEEK

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White
“Offensive line is an obvious need too but White fills a hole in the middle of the defense and he is one of the most dynamic players in the draft. He’s a sideline-to-sideline thumper who will make life easier for both the front four and the secondary.” – Ryan Wilson

Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Penn State CB Amani Oruwariye

SBNation.com – Dan Kadar
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White
“Sure, the Buccaneers added Deone Bucannon in free agency, but he hasn’t been a very productive player since the 2015 season. With Kwon Alexander gone, the Buccaneers need talent at linebacker. White is a player with few flaws, especially when he can work in space and locate the football. He’s a strong tackler and has outstanding instincts.” – Dan Kadar
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Temple CB Rock Ya-Sin.

BleacherReport.com – Matt Miller
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama DT Quinnen Williams

“The mini slide for Quinnen Williams ends at No. 5 overall.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Bruce Arians to remake the team’s offense and get Jameis Winston playing franchise-quarterback football. But the biggest weakness on the roster is on defense, which former New York Jets’ head coach Todd Bowles was hired to run.

With a 3-4 scheme likely coming to Tampa, the team needs to shuffle up front and get talented big men. Last year’s first-rounder Vita Vea likely plays nose tackle with Gerald McCoy in one defensive end spot. Another defensive end is needed. That’s Williams’ best profile in a 3-4 scheme, where he has the tools to be a Fletcher Cox- or Chris Jones-type player.” – Matt Miller
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Georgia CB Deandre Baker
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Iowa State RB David Montgomery

NFL.com – Lance Zierlein
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White
“Montez Sweat could easily be the pick in this spot, but the Bucs may look to play it safe after the news of Sweat’s heart condition. White gives the Bucs a speedy hitter in the middle of the defense.” – Lance Zierlein

NFL.com – Bucky Brooks
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White
“The sideline-to-sideline playmaker is a perfect fit for Todd Bowles’ attack-style defense” – Bucky Brooks

TheDraftNetwork.com – Trevor Sikkema
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston DT Ed Oliver
“The trendy pick here for the Buccaneers is linebacker Devin White. That makes sense given the fact that the team lost starting middle linebacker Kwon Alexander to the 49ers in free agency and the fact that they’re moving to a 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, which will require more linebacker play. However, I believe there is a better choice.

The predictions on Ed Oliver’s land spot are all over the place right now. I’ve seen him Top 5 and I’ve seen him late 20s. I still think Oliver is a Top 5 caliber player, and the Buccaneers, who will be moving on from Gerald McCoy at some point over the next two years, will need to not miss a beat on replacing him as an important interior pass rusher.

Though White (or Devin Bush) would be a fine pick for the Bucs, line play always means more.” – Trevor Sikkema

SI.com – Conor Orr
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White
“This is a fairly significant defensive shift Tampa Bay underwent, and they’ll need quite a bit. New coordinator Todd Bowles was drawn to powerful, do-everything safeties in both Arizona and New York, but that player isn’t on the board right now. In watching some of the blitzes he had called up for the Jets last year, though, I was drawn to the way he sometimes liked to bookend the center with a pair of blitzing inside linebackers to immediately create chaos and put pressure on a blocking back (our Andy Benoit adds that it’s a shorter distance to the quarterback, thus clouding his vision). White would do that well—30-plus pressures each of the last two seasons, 11-plus tackles for loss each of the last two seasons. Bowles will have to weigh whatever White lacks in coverage (Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara are in this division and can expose just about any coverage weakness in a linebacker) though someone who can create immense interior pressure can also probably keep some of those guys in the backfield on blocking duty.” – Conor Orr

WalterFootball.com
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Kentucky LB Josh Allen
“I’m sure the Buccaneers would love to trade down, but they may have trouble passing on an elite talent like Josh Allen. The Kentucky product is the best player available, and he also fills a huge need to provide a boost to a lacking pass rush. With the Buccaneers transitioning to a hybrid defense, Allen would be a great fit. 

Josh Allen can basically play anywhere you want him to on defense. He’s a terrific player, as he was the primary reason why Kentucky was in contention for the SEC East title so late into the season. He’s compared to as a hybrid of Leonard Floyd and Zach Cunningham, as he can play in coverage and also rush the quarterback effectively on the edge.”

PREVIOUS MOCK DRAFTS

PewterReport.com  Scott Reynolds
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Kentucky OLB Josh Allen
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Kansas State RT Dalton Risner
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Memphis RB Darrell Henderson
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Central Michigan CB Sean Bunting
Bucs’ Fifth Round Pick: UCF DT Trysten Hill
Bucs’ Sixth Round Pick: TCU ILB Ty Summers
Bucs’ Seventh Round Pick: Georgia DE Jonathan Ledbetter

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama DT Quinnen Williams

CBSSports.com – Chris Trapasso
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White

Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Florida S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

TheDraftNetwork.com – Benjamin Solak
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White

SBNation.com – Dan Kadar
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama DT Quinnen Williams

Buccaneers.com – Carmen Vitali and Scott Smith
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat

NewYorkPost.com – Steve Serby
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Kentucky OLB Josh Allen

BleacherReport.com – Joe Tansey
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat

SI.com – Kalyn Kahler
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Kentucky OLB Josh Allen

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Florida OT Jawaan Taylor

SBNation.com – Dan Kadar
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat

NBCSports.com – Ben Standig
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Michigan DE Rashan Gary
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Delaware FS Nasir Adderly

TheDraftNetwork.com – Joe Marino
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White

CBSSports.com – Chris Trapasso
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama DT Quinnen Williams

ESPN.com  Todd McShay
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat

Buccaneers.com – Scott Smith and Carmen Vitale 
Bucs Forst Round Pick: Kentucky DE Josh Allen

NFL.com – Charley Casserly
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell

BleacherReport.com – Mike Tanier
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU MLB Devin White

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson
Bucs’ First Round Pick (via Denver): Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell

USAToday.com – Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama OT Jonah Williams

SBNation.com – Dan Kadar
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU MLB Devin White

ESPN.com– Mel Kiper
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat

ESPN.com– Todd McShay   
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama OT Jonah Williams

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson .
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston DT Ed Oliver

CBSSports.com – Chris Trapasso
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU CB Greedy Williams

TheDraftNetwork.com – Benjamin Solak
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama OT Jonah Williams

BleacherReport.com – Brett Sobleski
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama OT Jonah Williams

TheDraftNetwork.com – Trevor Sikkema
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Florida OT Jawaan Taylor

CBSSports.com – Will Brinson
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama LT Jonah Williams

NFL.com – Chad Reuter
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama RB Josh Jacobs

Bucs’ Second Round Pick – Clemson LB Tre Lamar
Bucs’ Third Round Pick – Alabama State T Tytus Howard

BleacherReport.com – Matt Miller
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston DT Ed Oliver

SportingNews.com – Vinny Iyer
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Florida OT Jawaan Taylor

ProFootballFocus – Mike Renner
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Clemson Edge Clelin Ferrell

CBSSports.com – Chris TrapassoNFL.com – Lance Zierlein
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama DT Quinnen Williams

Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston DT Ed Oliver

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston DT Ed Oliver

BleacherReport.com – Zach Buckley
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama LT Jonah Williams

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Josh Allen, Quinnen Williams, Ed Oliver…One of those 3 guys will be there at 5. No hesitation. Turn in the card and wait to see who falls to the Bucs in the second.

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  2. does gabbert pickup mean no project pick will be used on qb? u know like grier or stidham? or does pickup mean griffin is bye bye?

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  3. I think Scott’s draft would be a great one! Great first pick and fills a lot of needs with decent quality all of the way through pick seven.
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  4. Although any of the guys listed above would be great, I’m inclined to go with White at LB. I counted 5 easily winnable games last yr had we been able to stop somebody. Ok..maybe 6. You can shout your Ohhs and Ahhs all you want about Jameis throwing beautiful spirals. What good is scoring 35 and your opponent scores 36?
    Simply put, we gotta get better on Defense Buc fans. A whole lot better.

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  5. I say take Devin White at 5 or try and trade back into the teens and pick Devin Bush. Then OL in 2nd and maybe Memphis Henderson will fall to us in the 3rd.

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  6. I agree that these players would make a difference but with as many holes as the BUCS have, wouldnt it be smart to trade down and get more picks in a draft that is so deep in defense?

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  7. oops the above question was for Big Sombrero sorry

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  8. After White opened his big mouth and made it seem like all he was concerned about was making a big paycheck in the NFL, I bet his draft number drops like a rock on Jupiter.
    I hope the Bucs stay away from him. We already have enough millionaires who are content to just take home a big fat paycheck.

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  9. N Bosa, Q Williams and J Allen remain the top targets for us in this draft. If they are gone at five I pray that we can trade down and obtain additional picks. If not we must take what the Bucs assess as the best available from the pool of E Oliver, J Taylor, C Ferrell, D White, J Williams and M Sweat.

    I no longer see White as a viable target worth the 5th pick gamble. Nor do I see Sweat as worthy of the 5th pick.

    Actually I hope we can trade down precisely because I see none of the above mentioned as worthy of the fifth pick after the top three. I judge worth based upon what I evaluate as best available AND a strong need. I see edge rusher and defensive tackle as our greatest needs for this and subsequent years. I see the next level of needs as OL, LB, RB and DB.
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  10. @yohoho I wouldn’t trade down if one of the three best players in the draft was sitting there at 5. Allen had 17.5 sacks last year in the SEC. Quinnen has a great motor and is an immediate upgrade to McCoy at 1/10th the cost. Oliver has suddeness and great hands. He sheds blocks and disrupts plays better than any tackle in the draft. If he was 15 pounds heavier, he would be #1 overall. All three of those players have stayed healthy and showed improvement.

    I am not as high on Devin White. He is a bad tackler. He’s worse than any of the LSU guys that were on the team already, including Kwon. He tackles up high and while that can create some fumbles, usually it just creates missed tackles and extended drives against the defense. I don’t blame White, as he has only played linebacker for 3 years, converting from running back. He is not Ray Lewis or Derrick Brooks. If he ran a 4.58, I bet he would go in the 2nd round or later.

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  11. @yohohoandabottleofrum If the Bucs do trade down, I hope they take a DE. Rashan Gary, Montez Sweat, or Brian Burns would be fine with me. They will be needed this year and beyond with JPP 31 and Nassib in the final year of his rookie deal.

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  12. Seems like we’re going to need to trade, or more likely cut, McCoy in the next month just to cover the rookie signings. I think I’d rather pick an interior lineman at this point, even though our need at ILB is just as great if McCoy is cut.

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  13. Is Ed Oliver the darkhorse for the Bucs pick @5 that is being overlooked?

    Darnell Dockett 6 foot 4 inch 290 lbs

    Ed Oliver 6 foot 3 inch 294 lbs.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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  14. Correction Oliver is 6 foot 2 and 287 lbs. Still interesting to consider.

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  15. If we have to stick at five I am trusting Licht with support from Arians whatever the decision.

    I think we might even consider trading up for J Allen or Q Williams if the price isn’t outrageous. Though Bosa is considered the number one by many people, which would make him the best available for the whole draft, I downgrade him slightly overall based on the idea that we are movinging toward a 3-4 base under this coaching regime. Allen or Williams are then considered as better fits for us and relatively equal in value because.

    If all goes according to Arians pla we might have this type of opportunity for a long time to come. That would mean that we begin a sustained winning trend this season.
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  16. PLAN

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  17. might not have this opportunity

    (I swear I have not had any strong drink! … Just old age creeping.)

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  18. Wait, I’m confused. We blew a golden opportunity last year by getting the Buffalo trade back and have Derwin James there at12- well that gift happened and we didn’t do it. Why? We took a big NT who can play 3-4. Apparently the undersized 3 technique DT isn’t a fit for the 3-4 Bowles scheme. This means if Q Williams is there what do you do with last years #1???? Guess not just flushing our first two #2’s wasnt damaging enough but wasted a #1 now too? Is Vea a rotational 2 down guy?? You have Vea to be the DT in our 3-4. My question is how in God’s name is a DE/OLB in Sweat at 6’6” 260 and record breaking 4.41 speed with 30 TFL n 22.5 sacks last 2 yrs is somehow Gaines Adams ?? What??? He’s the player we passed on for 25 yrs due to our “ Tampa two 4-3”- who excelled for some other team. We can finally use these OLB/DE hybrids and we are clamoring for a 4-3 undersized DT. If we were in 4-3 still I get it. The wise choice is to take Sweat if he’s there , you can get Germaine Pratt or Tre Watson at ILB later on ,if we get Rock Ya Sin or Lindstrom in 2 you can tradeback up for Pratt or Watson That way we get the edge guy, DB, and LB . McGovern and Jordan we could trade back up into 3 if they are still there as well , if we took LB in 2.I guess my point is where’s the “ edge” rusher who can also drop back in coverage come into play that Bowles covets?

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  19. Every year it’s the same thing with these endless Draft predictions and the arguments that ensue when the soothsayers try to prove their point of what is the best plan for the Buccaneers. Most claim t be proponents of BPA then focus on perceived need, of which we have many. At #5 we just need to make sure to get a stand-out player who dominated so obviously in college the way the great ones do……. like Sapp did. No projections and no choice based on potential (Bill Parcels: ” Potential is a French word that means you haven’t done shit yet.”) The hope here is that the QB hungry teams panic and want to trade up into the top 5 which will allow Licht to have one of the most dominant players fall in his lap.

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