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
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CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson Bucs’ First Round Pick: Michigan LB Devin Bush “Offensive line is an obvious need for the Bucs but Bush’s pre-draft workouts have seen him rocket up the draft board. Some teams even like him better than White.”– Ryan Wilson
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Central Michigan CB Sean Bunting
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Penn State RB Miles Sanders
NFL.com – Chad Reuter Bucs’ First Round Pick: Kentucky LB Josh Allen “The Bucs are switching to a 3-4 scheme under new coordinator Todd Bowles, and Allen fits like a glove at outside linebacker. In fact, he’d fit at linebacker in any system.” – Chad Reuter
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Maryland S Darnell Savage Jr.
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Ohio State WR Terry McLaurin
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Alabama RB Damien Harris
NFL.com – Peter Schrager Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White “The Buccaneers hoped to bring back veteran inside linebacker Kwon Alexander, but the stud LB signed with San Francisco instead. So, they grab the next LSU inside linebacker coming down the pipeline. White blew scouts away at the combine with his speed, and I’ve had a general manager compare him to Patrick Willis. Not bad. The Bucs need some of that, and a whole lot more.” – Peter Schrager
TheDraftNetwork.com – Brad Kelly Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU LB Devin White “Kwon Alexander’s departure makes linebacker Tampa Bay’s top priority. Devin White’s size, strength and dynamic athleticism gives him the highest potential among the off-ball linebackers in the NFL Draft.
Last week at the annual NFL meetings, Bucs head coach Bruce Arians’ admitted to Devin White being worthy of a top 5 pick. Need I say anymore?” – Brad Kelly
BleacherReport.com – Maurice Moton Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston DT Ed Oliver “Quinnen Williams’ rise up draft boards put a dent in Ed Oliver’s buzz among interior defensive linemen over the past few months. The Houston product didn’t run the 40-yard dash at the combine, but he clocked a 4.73-second time at 281 pounds during his pro day, per ESPN.com’s Sam Khan Jr.
Although there were concerns about Oliver’s size as a defensive lineman, he shed six pounds between the combine and his pro-day workouts—likely to optimize performance in the speed and agility drills. The Houston product grabbed headlines at an ideal time—less than four weeks before the draft.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians seemed non-committal about defensive lineman Gerald McCoy’s future with the team. “From listening to Bucs coach Bruce Arians, it seems like Gerald McCoy’s roster status is in some doubt. ‘If he’s here, he’s our starting’ DT. Mentions he’s disruptive but not what he was 4 years ago. And there was a mention of if the price matches the productivity.”
It’s possible the Buccaneers add a younger defensive lineman to replace McCoy, who’s going into his age-31 campaign with no dead money left on the remaining three years of his deal.
As displayed at Houston’s pro day, Oliver has top-notch quickness for a 280-plus pound lineman. Starting as a true freshman, he’s disrupted collegiate backfields for three years, logging 53 tackles for a loss and 13.5 sacks. The former Cougar would provide versatility and a relentless push at the line of scrimmage in Todd Bowles’ defense.” – Maurice Moton
Buccaneers.com – Scott Smith and Carmen Vitali Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston DT Ed Oliver “It’s all coming up Gruden, now. If Bosa pans out, of course. Initially, I had toyed with the Bucs trading down here. However, after Oliver’s Pro Day at Houston, I’m not quite so sure he’s getting out of the top 10. He’s fast – as he proved with his 4.71 40-yard dash at 281 pounds – which would help out the interior of a defense that thrives on flexibility. A lot of analysts and even our own mocks have had White in this spot too, which I still think is a possibility, but for the sake of the unconventional I’m saying the Bucs take an interior d-lineman for the second consecutive year.” – Carmen Vitali
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