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. Each seek until the 2020 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.

PewterReport.com – Scott Reynolds
South Carolina DL Javon Kinlaw
“The Bucs have a big need at right tackle, but with top talent like Georgia’s Andrew Thomas, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristian Wirfs – and possibly Louisville’s Mekhi Becton – likely to be gone by the time Tampa Bay picks at No. 14, Licht and Arians can’t resist getting Bowles a big, physical presence inside like Kinlaw to keep the Bucs dominant in the trenches.”

South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw – Photo courtesy of South Carolina

NFL.com – Daniel Jeremiah
Oregon QB Justin Herbert
“Teams are all over the map on Herbert. However, he does fit the profile for Bruce Arians — he’s big, strong and smart.”

SI.com – Kevin Hanson
LSU Edge Rusher K’Lavon Chaisson
“Chaisson tore his ACL in the 2018 season opener, but the 20-year-old has elite speed off the edge and came on late in ’19—4.5 sacks in final four games—to lead LSU in sacks, tackles for loss and QB hurries.”

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson
LSU Edge Rusher K’Lavon Chaisson
“Chaisson will need to add 10 pounds to his frame but he’s already an explosive, disruptive presence off the edge.”

Bleacherreport.com – Matt Miller
LSU S Grant Delpit
“Without a quarterback selected, look for the Buccaneers to fall head-over-heels in love with LSU safety Grant Delpit. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is the NFL’s best with safeties and will undoubtedly see plenty of Jamal Adams when evaluating him.”

WalterFootball.com
LSU S Grant Delpit
“Grant Delpit is an exceptional talent who was once considered a top-10 lock, but has struggled a bit in 2019.”

LSU S Grant Delpit – Photo by: Getty Images

NBCSports.com
LSU S Grant Delpit
“Tampa Bay has had safety problems for years now. By selecting All-American Grant Delpit they finally put those issues to bed.”

Sportingnews.com – Vinnie Iyer
South Carolina DL Javon Kinlaw
“For reinforcement, they can look to Will Muschamp’s defense, where the 6-6, 310-pound Kinlaw posted 6 sacks in 12 games for the Gamecocks. Offensive tackle and cornerback also will get consideration with this pick.”

TheDraftNetwork.com – Trevor Sikkema
Utah State QB Jordan Love
“Drafting a quarterback in the first round after franchise tagging Winston would be aggressive, but it might be what is best. Tampa could use an offensive tackle, but with so many of the top ones already off the board, the next best value and payoff might just be to draft QB like Jordan Love, who has the big arm, the mobility and and high ceiling, but is far from that right now, and allow him to sit for a full year under Arians.”

PFF.com – Mike Renner
Auburn DL Derrick Brown
“Brown feels like a pretty safe projection with how much he dominated week in and week out in the SEC. He had only one start this season (LSU) where he earned a below-average grade. That will pair nicely next to Vita Vea on Tampa Bay’s interior.”

 

 

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]

53 COMMENTS

  1. Absolute NO to a safety in the first round. I swear these so called experts have no clue what these teams need. There’s much more pressing needs in the trenches, at running back, and possibly at QB depending on the Winston situation. Safety is a third or fourth round need at this point.

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    • ABSOLUTELY agree chef. We have drafted a safety the last 3 or 4 years. Get a proven safety by trade or FA. Build the O line so are R backs have a chance. Go Bucs

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  2. I am hoping the Bucs draft offensive and/or defensive line with their first two picks.

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  3. What’s so surprising is not a single mock features the Bucs taking an offensive lineman. I guess they all figure the Bucs can grab a lineman later in the draft. That’s not to say these mockers don’t have linemen going in round 1. Daniel Jeremiah’s draft features 4 offensive linemen in the first 10 picks.

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    • Agreed. As many QB hungry teams as there are in the top half of the draft, we can all hope that one of those stud oline players fall to the Bucs.

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    • I always notice how you can tell who the favorite team of the person doing the Mock is. They make their pick drop to their team and seem to fill in needs for the rest of the teams from the one game they watched for them during the year.

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    • https://www.foxsports.com/nfl/gallery/2020-nfl-mock-draft-joe-burrow-chase-young-tua-tagovailoa-number-one-pick-011520-2-012420

      Tristan Wirfs not mocked in the 1st round to anyone. Thomas, Wills, Becton, and Jones are foxsports projected linemen in the first round.

      BUCS: NO TYLER BIADASZ. NO TRISTAN WIRFS.

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  4. ESPN.COM ranks the Bucs draft in 2019 as the 7th best in the NFL.

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  5. Really loving this Kinlaw projection to us , also josh Jones in round 2 seems more and more like a solid option , plus we have 2 3 round picks hopefully we’re looking nice this offseason

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    • I think the kinlaw pick would hinge on whether or not the team re-signs Suh. I feel that if we can re-sign Suh at a team friendly deal, we should.

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  6. Alot of agreement here.
    No to Jordan Love. Better QBs available later and much better players available at 14. Who in tarnation projected Bucs would pick Love? Oh. Never mind.

    Picks pick BPA for O-line or D-line in first round.
    Then BPA for O-line,D-line, RB in second.

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  7. This team better take the best lineman available at 14. We have no right tackle. Demar has done a good job over the years but you can’t go into next season with him as the starter. You have to start drafting for that line. Big School talent not this small school crapshoot.

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  8. One of those OL will slide.

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  9. Give Cincinnati Winston and whatever they want for the first pic so Tampa can get Joe Burrow anything else is just f—-ing bulls…t.

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    • Winston’s rights don’t belong to Tampa. He is set to be a free agent. Is it hard being wrong so often?

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      • Doesn’t matter if he has the right to give him away as a gift Even if Tampa had the rights nobody would pay a dime for him Cincinnati is were Winston belongs

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        • Nice try to recover ass buc, but too late, you once again show you’re a moron.

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        • Well, at least you have the right middle name.

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          • Well….you might have insulted him a little bit there!

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  10. Oline at 14 all day, everyday! This IS our biggest need among many! We need Oline help, big time!

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  11. I’d sign and trade Winston, OJ, and pick number 14 to Cincinnati for number #1 pick in draft!

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    • Probably going to have to give them Evans I understand that not best option but that’s probably the only option Cincinnati would take then go get Antonio Brown have Arians be the receiver whisperer Lol

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      • Did you really just pine for a guy that will be suspended a MINIMUM of 8 games when he comes back? And that’s if he does. There was just an arrest warrant sent out for him. I don’t ever want to hear you talk crap again about jameis off the field and then recommend Antonio Clown. My goodness you’re dense.

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  12. Drafttek is one of the better draft sites I’ve come across. Still not showing compensatory pick in RD4, but this is their current 7 RD mock.

    RD1 Tristan Wirfs, OT Iowa, 6’5″ 320
    RD2 Julian Okwara, Edge Notre Dame, 6’5″ 241
    RD3 Cam Akers, RB FSU, 5’11” 210
    RD4 Jordan Elliott, DL3 Missou, 6’4″ 315
    RD5 Michael Onwenu, OG Mich, 6’3″ 350
    RD6 Cam Brown, ILB Penn State, 6’5″ 230

    https://www.drafttek.com/2020-NFL-Mock-Draft/2020-NFL-Mock-Draft-Round-1.asp

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    • That would go down as one of the worst drafts in team history.

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      • Sorry – build the trenches should be the priority. I’m not sold on each of those pick, but the portions look right. OT, Edge, OG, DL, RB mid round.

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        • I agree that RB, DE, DT, and OT are the priorities. The problem is that those players don’t solve any of those problems.

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          • It would be like drafting Caleb Benenoch, Noah Spence, and rookie year RoJo and expecting that to fix OT, DE, and RB.

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          • Can’t disagree on the specific players yet because I haven’t studied them to this point. I think the positions these guys have us drafting and the priorities are right. I would take OL first, then DL, then RB, then fill out with more of the same on both sides of the ball – possibly a safety and WR. If there is not a a legit RD1 LT and the DT from South Car. is there, he’d be my pick. In RD2 if we can get the OT from Auburn, I’d go after him. I think RB is tough to use a premium pick on unless it’s a guy lime S. Barkley. I do think Taylor the RB from Wisco is a legit NFL back. That said Mostert with the 49ers was undrafted. I followed him at Purdue and was surprised, always showed incredible speed. And give him a good O line and presto – he’s a star.

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      • Acc to who? You? Who are you?

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        • Return of another dumbshit. Welcome back bonehead!

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        • Sorry to insult or name call @jongruden.

          Who am I? I’m just a Bucs fan who has a strong opinion. I put my opinion out there for you and others to pick apart as you see fit. I enjoy engaging in a good discussion that gets me thinking. Am I always right? Of course not, but I’m pretty plugged in and if you review my comments, you’ll find they turn out to be true more often than not.

          I do not subscribe to group think. I think critically for myself.

          I watched Tristan Wirfs games where I could find them because the Bucs need a RT. Yes he has size. Problem is he’s on the ground…a lot. He misses blocks and he’s off balance 10-12 times per game. That will get any QB killed. Watch the film and imagine him going against Cam Jordan, or a Bosa bro, or a Watt bro, or any other NFL DE you can throw at him. Sorry, but I don’t see why he’s expected to be a top tackle.

          If the Bucs draft Wirfs, I imagine we’ll be arguing for the next year about how awful Licht is at drafting and how the O-line needs to be fixed.

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    • Dman that would be a fantastic draft. IMO Akers is the wild card. I do like Helair alot but he probably goes in round 2.

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      • Akers falls down when a stiff breeze hits him

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        • Big are you serious. Akers played be hind a poor O line and still did pretty good. When I said wild card I mean he could fall to the 4th round.

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          • Sorry, he isn’t special. Dare and RoJo are better than Akers.

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  13. Really surprising these guys have no understanding Dotson could hang up the spikes, we could deserve to get better at RG and LT Smith is ho-hum with ZERO depth across our OL.

    I see a virtual lock to go OL in R1.

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    • First Oline priority is RT, Then competition or Depth at RG, Cappa is bound to improve even more in years 3 but having competition would be good to either push or go with the best one, and LT really. Ultimately I still think moving Smith to RT and finding a good LT could go a long way to improving our Oline.

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  14. I feel like as nice as it would be to be able to Draft Dlineman and Edge rushers to be future replacements, we aren’t in position to be doing that yet. I feel like if we can Draft at least 2 Olineman, a RB, and even a QB in the first 4 picks we can hopefully fill the holes we currently have. Free Agency will obviously affect what we need out of the Draft, and the goal is to get where we can Draft BPA, but to get there we need to finish strengthening our current roster.

    I feel like if they can spend this offseason creating any more room they can under the Cap, trading whomever they can trade and do without, resign the key players, bring in a few key Free Agents, then they can spend this Draft filling out whatever needs remain and we can finally have a solid roster. If they can do that maybe we can get to a point where we can Draft BPA.

    I just can’t see Drafting Dline or Edge to replace Suh and JPP two years from now when we need Oline and RB and possibly a QB or QB Depth now. We need to fix the Oline and Run Game this year and then be able to fix the Dline next year. That’s just my 2 cents. I guess there’s no way to really plan Draft needs until we see how FA pans out.

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  15. Well – you may go down in history as an amazing evaluator of talent Scott with that Jordan Love at #14 selection. It was bold, I’ll give you that. I’ll definitely mark that one down and remind you later….you can either gloat or take it on the chin. Bold man, very bold!

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  16. Are you people that don’t think we need a quarterback learning impaired 30 interceptions eight fumbles seven pick six math 101 Winstons turnovers accounted for a third of the points scored against the bucs last year My God incredible stupidity on this site

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    • Says the guy who recommended trading Mike Evans and getting Antonio Clown. You have zero room to speak about intelligence.

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      • No, I said give Cinn whatever they want to get 1st pick, Said Evans only thing Cinn would want.
        Brown will be in the league next year and if he does his number will dwarf anyone Bucs have.

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    • Douche canoe, do you even know what a period is? Your comments are unintelligible. Go back to school.

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      • Steven007
        Won the spelling bee in 3rd-grade had trouble in special gym and dreams about being James Bond LOL

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  17. I know many of you disagree. But we just seem to play 100% when our Defense is clicking. That’s Even when Jameis is throwing interceptions. Kinlaw is a beast. Might not even be there by our pick. But I would go for him or an edge rusher. We’re gonna need Mega Defense if we keep the..Cardiac Kid..Jameis.

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  18. It’s pointless doing mocks for the Bucs until the decision on Jameis is made. They won’t franchise Jameis, and draft a QB high. The dynamic would never work, rather they’d bring in a Rivers type, or roll with Gabbert until the rookie is ready. If we pay big money to Barrett, and bring JPP back I don’t see us using our first pick on an edge rusher. Same with Suh. He comes back, DT isn’t a pressing need. So I love these mocks, but they mean nothing until after we see what happens with our own FA’s. What I do know is hitting on a first round QB sets a team up at least five years to spend money on many other players. Hit on a Mahomes, 11th pick, Lamar Jackson, 30th, Wilson 3rd round, sets a team up very nicely. Pay big money to Jameis, and he doesn’t turn the corner, you’re doomed.

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    • Yeah, definitely way too early to start mocking. Need to get through FA first, especially Buc’s that have so many Big (high Priced) decisions to make. Jameis, Shaq, JPP, Suh????? No doubt trenches will be addressed in draft and Licht has his good years and bad when it comes to FAs and draft picks. I still don’t have a firm read on BA and whether or not he will tolerate another year of Winston. This could easily be a one off for Shaq, was our D line a result of well conceived talent? Ya have to weigh 19 I/2 sacks against the 30-30 man. As our receiver pool diminishes will the very young DB’s continue to improve. Is this Dot’s last season. Yeah, way too early to Mock.

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  19. Winston is who he is. Quarterbacks are going to have some INT’S. Even if Winston has 15 that is still too many and 6 or 7 were pick 6. The pick sixes are back breaking. I think Winston tries to be a leader but IMO he just don’t have it.

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  20. Please don’t waste a pick on a running back. Improve our O-line and ROJO will be a Pro bowler.

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  21. Typical, typical, typical. Most folks profess to be proponents of BPA, then promptly start talking NEED. Every Draft season it’s the same story. The so-called and self-proclaimed “experts” virtually always mock (perfect word) based on NEED and not the most highly graded player at the time the selection is made.

    I contend that the perceived NEED can change with one off-season car wreck (Beckwith and JPP). Right now most of us know that Big Dot’s best days are behind him and he was never much of a dominant run blocker anyway. So, logically speaking, we NEED a RT who can be a “plug and play” choice. Fortunately, there are maybe three RT candidates worthy of the 14th selection. Chances are one of them will fall to us. Let’s hope so. But if all are already gone, do you really want to reach for the fourth graded RT who should be there in Round 2 when the absolutely far superior player at another position is there for the taking?

    Here’s a bold thought. With the success of the 49ers winning with a QB who only tosses the ball a dozen or so times a game and with the money it will cost to either franchise or sign Jameis Winston; is it becoming a little more logical to draft a QB at spot 14 and take the money saved to spend elsewhere? Would that minimized passing offense then make our Pro Bowl receivers less valuable and perhaps expendable?

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    • When I look at the playoff offenses of Tennessee and San Fran in the NFC championship game, I saw a strong run based attacks and good defense. They didn’t pass to win because they didn’t have to. The other team couldn’t stop the run, which is job #1 of the front 7. That being said, they didn’t do it with a QB on his first contract.

      Jimmy G may have only tossed it a dozen or so times, but in 2018 he signed a 5 year $137 million contract after backing up Brady to start his career. Matt Cassell, Brian Hoyer, Jacoby Brissett, and Jimmy Garropolo have all gotten paid big bucks after leaving New England and they’ve had differing levels of success after leaving.

      When I look at Kansas City, I see a team that starts slow, turns the ball over and gets in early holes – big ones. Then, after all the gifts have been handed out and the first quarter is over, I see a quick strike offense and a shut down defense. Its a team with elite recievers in Hill, Kelce, Watkins, Hardman, Robinson, and Pringle. It’s a team with a former baseball player at QB who has some escapablility and can make big plays down the field. They have a rushing attack that has been pedestrian after Hunt was cut.

      I think the Bucs are built like Kansas City. Will a rookie be better than Winston? Maybe so but the only guarantee is that he will be cheaper.

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    • If Herbert were for some reason available at #14, or more likely BA overrode Licht and traded up a few slots to take Herbert, that would be an excellent selection. I will say, your comment about Garapollo only throwing “a dozen or so times a game” is off the mark. This past season he threw on average 30 passes per game. Same last year (in the 3 games he played before being hurt), and the same year the before (in the 6 games he played). Same the year before (in the 2 games he actually played in for NE). He has really never been a QB that threw the ball only “a dozen or so times per game”. But yes, Herbert would be great!

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