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 week 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.

NEW MOCKS THIS WEEK

PewterReport.com – Scott Reynolds
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Houston OT Josh Jones
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Lenoir-Rhyne S Kyler Dugger
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Ohio State DT Davon Hamilton 
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Syracuse OLB Alton Robinson 
Bucs’ Fifth Round Pick: Iowa QB Nate Stanley 
Bucs’ Sixth Round Pick: Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings
“Jones allowed just 18 pressures in 1,282 pass-blocking reps in his time at Houston where he was a four-year starter. Jones is regarded as a better pass protector than run blocker at this stage of his development, but made great strides in the running game during his senior year.” – Scott Reynolds

BleacherReport.com – Matt Miller
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Washington QB Jacob Eason
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Lenoir-Rhyne S Kyle Dugger
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Florida Edge Jonathan Greenard
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: California LB Evan Weaver
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin
Bucs’ Fifth Round Pick: UCLA CB Darnay Holmes
Bucs’ Sixth Round Pick: NC State DT Larrell Murchison
“Starting over at quarterback might not seem favorable for Arians, but Washington’s Jacob Eason is perfect for his offense. Big-armed, aggressive down the field and smart with the football, Eason has the tools to stretch the field in Arians’ scheme and is big enough (6’6″, 227 lbs) to handle the punishment of being behind an average offensive line.” – Matt Miller

NFL.com – Chad Reuter
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Louisville OT Mekhi Becton
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Michigan Edge Josh Uche
“While it is unclear who will be playing quarterback for Bruce Arians’ Bucs in 2020, he should find a starting-caliber tackle at this point in the round. Becton’s massive frame and nasty attitude should make him a favorite among NFL offensive line coaches.” – Chad Reuter  

WalterFootball.com – Charlie Campbell
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Iowa OT Tristian Wirfs
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Washington QB Jacob Eason
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins
“Under head coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa has produced a lot of good offensive line talent, so it was very noteworthy when Wirfs (6-5, 322) became the first true freshman to start at tackle under Ferentz. While being the regular starter on the right side in 2017, he did play left tackle in Iowa’s bowl game to end his freshman campaign, but he was back at right tackle in 2018. Wirfs is a powerful right tackle who is a strong run blocker at the point of attack. He also has the quickness and athleticism to develop into a good pass protector. As a sophomore, he didn’t allow a sack. Some NFL teams might consider moving Wirfs to left tackle.” – Charlie Campbell 

Pro Football Focus – Michael Renner
Bucs’ First Round Pick: South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw 
“At 6-foot-5, 315 pounds, with 34-plus inch arms, Kinlaw is a specimen at the defensive tackle position. He doesn’t even have that many pass-rushing moves yet and still put up a 90.7 pass-rushing grade last year in the SEC.” – Michael Renner

Sportingnews.com – Vinnie Iyer 
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Utah State QB Jordan Love
“Love (6-4, 223 pounds) didn’t waste his showcase and discovery opportunity at the Senior Bowl. He has terrific size and immense physical skills, including a big arm, and his athleticism signals a high ceiling if his accuracy, decision-making and footwork can become cleaner with good NFL coaching. Bruce Arians would be the ideal coach for for him with established Bucs weapons, and this pick would indicate the team is moving on from Jameis Winston.” – Vinnie Iyer

NFL.com – Lance Zierlein 
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Washington QB Jacob Eason
“Tampa might trade back, but Eason could still be the target. While I expect him to be taken later than this pick, his stature and arm strength will give Bruce Arians some Carson Palmer vibes.” – Lance Zierlein

CBSSports.com – Ryan Wilson
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Utah State QB Jordan Love
“The Bucs have a decision to make on their QB position. Do they re-up Jameis Winston and pray he somehow quits throwing interceptions, or take a flyer on Philip Rivers, assuming he’s available? We know Bruce Arians’ track record with developing quarterbacks, and if the plan is to find the next face of the franchise, Jordan Love could fit the bill. He’s coming off a tough season at Utah State but like Herbert, the physical talent is off the charts.” – Ryan Wilson 

CBSSports.com – Chris Trapasso
Bucs’ First Round Pick: South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw 
“Rather quietly, the Buccaneers had one of the best defenses in football in 2019, and they build that side of the ball with Kinlaw, who, next to Vita Vea will be a monster from Day 1.” – Chris Trapasso 

BarstoolSports.com – Steven Cheah
Bucs’ First Round Pick: South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw
“Kinlaw is a muscular 6’6” 310 lbs. and put on a show at the Senior Bowl practices in front of coaches and execs. The Bucs have questions at 5-technique and Ndamukong Suh will be a fairly pricey free agent. While they’d surely hope to have him back, Kinlaw would likely represent best player available at this point.” – Steven Cheah

TheDraftNetwork.com – Trevor Sikkema
Bucs’ First Round Pick: South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw
“Kinlaw had a dominant performance in Mobile, and is expected to be a top-15 pick because of it. Kinlaw next to Vita Vea in Tampa Bay would be an unmatched combo.” – Trevor Sikkema

USAToday.com – Nate Davis
Bucs’ First Round Pick: LSU Edge K’Lavon Chaisson
“He’d be an excellent complement (or replacement?) for league sack king Shaq Barrett as the Bucs continue their transition to a 3-4 base defense, one that’s likely to lose a lot of bodies that didn’t fit well anyway to free agency.” – Nate Davis

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45 COMMENTS

  1. Give me all that Charlie Campbell mock (even if it is a tad far-fetched)

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    • Far Fetched yep. If Dobbins is a 3rd round pick. I will be very surprised.

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    • That would be an Awesome draft for Licht and the Bucs. Eason behind Winston or a FA Veteran QB would be a fun Camp battle worth watching.

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  2. Chad Reuter’s looks the best of the bunch.

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    • Big I like it also. One big thing is no small school safety.

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      • Right, because no top talent ever comes from small schools. SMH.

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        • Talent can come from small schools. But as a rule takes time to adjust. Bunning is a good example and progressed by midseason. If the Bucs want to win now they need to Absolutely nail the 1st 3 picks.

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  3. I don’t like a whole lotta these at all. But then again, we never pick who this guys say we will anyways. Half of’em are gone by the time we pick draft day. I’d definitely get a RB, OT and DE though.

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  4. Mine would be similar to Campbell’s, 1) Wirfs 2) Dobbins, 3) Dugger

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  5. All the “anyone but Winston” morons will be eating crow Next year if we draft a QB in first rd to start. Count on 3 more years (or more)of sucking until they have developed. Then maybe they can be the next in long line of QBs that never get resigned past initial 5 years and then go on to play well elsewhere. No thanks. I want to win now.

    Fix O line! Grab best OT on board when we pick first rd.

    Best DT or DE should be 2nd rd.

    RB can wait until 3rd or 4th.

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    • after 5 years Winston is rated at the BOTTOM third by the nfl …he has been passed over by better and younger guns . With the receivers the bucs have a more accurate qb will make the difference !

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    • Mahomes and Lamar winning MVP in their second seasons kind of blows up your whole “iT tAKes ThreE YeaRS FoR a qB To DEveLoP” take

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      • Having Andy Reid and staff sure doesn’t hurt.

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  6. Jordan Love at 14?! Did these clowns even watch the senior bowl?

    There’s no way there’s a QB outside of Burrow, Tagovailoa, or Herbert worth taking that high. Literally every other position offers multiple prospects of better value.

    Campbell’s draft is on point.

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  7. Reuter and Campbell are the best so far IMO.

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  8. 1st Mock NFL.com – Chad Reuter
    2nd Mock Charlie Campbell
    The mock that makes little sense BleacherReport.com – Matt Miller

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  9. Ultimately, so much depends on what we do with Winston. Hopefully, that decision is made by Coach Arians. If we franchise him or sign him to a long term deal, we have to draft a plug-in offensive tackle in the first round. I don’t have a problem trading up if we have to. I like Edwards-Helaire in the second round and the best available offensive lineman in round three.
    From then on a safety or best available.

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    • Agreed. OJ Howard simply does not fit in this offense, and he wasn’t very sure handed last year. I think we could use him in a trade up scenario to land a top O-lineman, possibly the Jaguars or Cardinals would be a good fit in such a trade.

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  10. Matt Miller must have been drunk. Every pick is higher than should be. S. Reynolds makes sense.

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  11. Anyone look at CBS Sportsline QB rakings? They have Eason ranked higher than Herbert and Love! WOW

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospect-rankings/quarterbacks

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  12. Jonathan Taylor in round two would make me happy. One of the top 3 OL will drop to us in the first. Kinlaw looks like the real deal though if he’s there and the top 3 OL are gone I’d go: Kinlaw; Taylor; OL;OL; Safety; OLB; WR.

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  13. Remember when Arains first came here he said if you draft an O lineman you’re doing it for the next coach. He drafted one high at AZ, and the guy was a bust. We passed on Risner last year even though we needed O line help. So with that being said, still think Bruce drafts O line at pick 14? I don’t. Still it’s pointless to mock until FA starts, and we see who stays, and who goes. The first ball in the rack will be Winston. If he stays they draft a QB in the 5th like Scott says. If he goes, depending who they bring in will determine where we draft one. Mahomes won a SB, and league MVP in two years, so why do people think anyone we draft will need years to develop? Even Scott made that statement. Folks it’s the NFL. Not for long. Those days of sitting behind a starter for 3 years are over. QB’s coming out now throw the ball more then ever in College. They are more prepared then ever coming out. If you’re all saying Jameis needs one more year, that will be six years. He must be a slow learner, if he can be taught at all.

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  14. I’ve been saying it all along that it’s unlikely the Bucs draft an OT in round 1 @surferdudes. I didn’t know Arians said “When you draft an OL early, you’re doing it for the next coach”, but it makes sense. I was stunned he didn’t draft a RB last year, but there are only so many picks available. RB, DE, DT would be my guess in round 1, regardless of mockers/fans. I’m good with that.

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    • Do you really think it’s a waste to draft an offensive tackle in the first round? Do you think the top offensive tackles are going to sit on the bench until they develop? There will be offensive tackles taken in the first round and they will start.
      It seems we’ve done pretty well signing free agent defensive lineman. We don’t need to draft there right now. We have had mixed results signing free agent offensive lineman.
      Whatever it takes, we can’t go through another year with our present offensive line. While I’m not a big Winston fan or a fan of Jones/Barber, there’s no telling how much better they would have played with better pass protection and run blocking.

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      • Personally, I do think it’s a waste to draft an O lineman in round 1 in most cases, but not all. My questions for you: Which offensive lineman dominated college ball this year? Where is the immediate impact player like Joe Thomas, Quentin Nelson, or Orlando Pace in this draft? Im not talking about measurables only. Im talking about stopping good rushers 60 out of 60 snaps for 13 games over 2 or 3 years like Thomas, Nelson, and Pace did?

        Drafting any offensive lineman that’s there just because the fans think you need one is a recipe for disaster. Case in point: The Bengals and Lions have both drafted more offensive linemen in the first round than any other NFL team. They’ve both taken a lineman in 3 out of the last 5 drafts. Both teams had veteran QB’s and decent WR’s. Where are the results?

        Or look at last year when the draft was “loaded” at OT. End result: all 4 offensive tackles taken in the 1st round did very poorly. All were overdrafted in retrospect. I am very glad the Bucs selected Devon White instead of Jonah Williams.

        Even if the Bucs DESPERATELY needed a tackle, which I don’t believe they do, a rookie would be least likely to make an immediate impact. If the need really is that immediate, its better to add a proven one in free agency or trade.

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        • Like White as well, but to be fair Williams missed the entire year so it’s impossible to grade how he “might’ve” done. Do find it interesting that many of the “if only JW had a better OL” crowd are against addressing it by using a 1st round pick. So we need a better OL so JW can thrive (funny btw), but we can’t be using premium resources to do it? OK, makes total sense.

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          • Agree though that using a #1 on ANY position should be based on the talent of the player and not on the priority of the need.

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          • Dot is getting old and Benenoch was over his head 2 years ago. Cappa was a nice improvement last year and that kid is one tough SOB who will be even better next year.

            Regarding Jonah Williams missing the year with injury, it stinks but it doesn’t change the fact that in 2019, the guy didn’t learn how to play against pros for a single snap. Rookie year all over again in 2020, if he can regain his health and strength.

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  15. @surferdudes
    He drafted 2 offensive linemen in the first round in the 5 years he was in at Arizona. Also, I cannot find that quote attributed to him.

    2013: Seventh overall— Jonathan Cooper (Guard, North Carolina)
    2015: 24th overall— D.J. Humphries (Offensive Tackle, Florida)

    Yes Cooper was a bust but Humphries was not. Overall he drafted 7 offensive linemen over 5 years.

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    • From D.J. Humphries Wikipedia page:

      On June 1, 2015, the Cardinals signed Humphries to a four-year, $8.91 million rookie contract with $7.26 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $4.74 million.[8]

      Throughout his rookie training camp and in the preseason, Humphries displayed revolting play in practice and preseason. Head coach Bruce Arians nicknamed him “knee-deep”, explaining that you need to keep “A knee in his ass everyday” to keep him motivated.[9]

      He started his rookie season as the Cardinals’ third right tackle on their depth chart, behind veterans Earl Watford and Bobby Massie. During his rookie season, he was inactive for all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests. He was the only first round draft pick in 2015 to be inactive the entire season.[10]

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._J._Humphries

      Humphries was never worth a shit to Arians.

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      • I guess we fundamentally disagree about the quality of our offensive line. Cappa is below average and Dotson is on his last leg. While I don’t think Arian’s offense needs a great running game to thrive, it does need a running game. Right now, we don’t have one.
        It may get better if we draft another running back but maybe it won’t. Whatever it takes, we need a better offensive line. Thankfully, Winston is somewhat mobile. It would be crazy to think Brady or Rivers could survive our pass blocking (another story).

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        • The coaches were pleased with the offensive line play this season. They will add more pieces this offseason undoubtedly. They will not discard Cappa nor should they. Adding a talented RB like Swift, Dobbins or Taylor makes everyone on offense better.

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  16. I don’t think they’ll draft a RB high either. Maybe 3rd round or later. Fans complain about our running game, but we’re not a pound, and ground team. Both Arains, and Koetter are throw first coaches. I’d bet Jones could’ve had over a thousand yards rushing if we handed him the ball 30 times a game, but that’s not who we are. We run just to keep defenses honest, so we can then throw deep. Don’t let J. Taylors numbers fool you. Wisc is a run first team. They love pounding the ball with their big O line. Taylor, like most run first teams has taken to many hits already for me to draft him high.

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    • Arians hates fumblers and he loves speed at RB. After watching the Arizona Cardinal documentary last year, I saw the RB he wanted was selected by Detroit in the 2nd round one pick ahead of them. They settled for David Johnson a round later. Pleasantly surprised by his ability in camp and practice, he unseated Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington a few games into his rookie season.

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  17. I would take best available OT or D line in RD1, OT if we take D in RD 1. I’d love to get Jonathan Taylor in RD2, but would be surprised if he’s still available. That said, Damien Williams RD KC and Raheem Mostert RD 49ers were both undrafted FA’s. I’d rather use the draft to build the O line, D line.

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  18. Some of these guys – yikes:

    Jacob Eason as the 14th best player in this draft…did they not watch this last season of college football? 14th best? 14th best?!

    Moreover, Love at #14 because “if his accuracy, decision-making and footwork can become cleaner with good NFL coaching. Bruce Arians would be the ideal coach for for him”…what are you talking about? Arians is literally the coach who wrote a book saying that post-college a QB’s accuracy cannot be fixed! Arians would absolutely be the worst coach for this kid….not to mention, 14th best?? A QB with accuracy problems is your view of the 14th best player?

    Nuts!

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    • To be fair, we drafted a QB #1 overall who had a 66% completion percentage in college who hasn’t sniffed anything NEAR that in the pros (61.3% after 5 years), so… And, while most QB’s are over-drafted practically every year in the 1st, no question Eason or Love are not the 14th best player in this draft. That shouldn’t be surprising when we’re talking about QB’s though. Would be interested to see a study of QB’s college vs pro accuracy comparisons though if anyone knows of any out there.

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    • Totally agree @EastEndBoy. I mocked Jordan Love to the Bucs as their second 3rd round pick after a few trades. I had Bucs trading back to 18 with Miami and getting an additonal 3rd. I had OJ going to Indy(who lost Ebron) for a 2nd or straight up for FS Malik Hooker who isn’t good in Indy’s zone scheme.

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      • OJ to Indy is def a possibility, though they do still have Doyle and TE has pretty decent depth in this draft. Def agree there’s a good chance OJ gets moved though. NE seems like a possible landing spot as well with 12 picks, including three picks in the 3rd, 6th, and 7th.

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  19. Amazing how some of these guys are considered “experts” though when they clearly have no insight into a teams thought processes or even performance. Trapasso saying “the Bucs quietly had one of the best D’s in football” obviously didn’t watch any games before week 8. Even worse was Davis from USA Today stating “Bucs continue their transition to a 3-4 base defense, one that’s likely to lose a lot of bodies that didn’t fit well anyway to free agency”. WHO exactly didn’t fit well in this defense, which transformed into one of the better D’s in the league in the last half and appears primed to only get better after a year in the same system? Baffling…

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  20. Charlie and Chad has the best ones, but Charlie’s draft seems very unlikely. Dobbins will probably be gone by the 2nd round but I would not be opposed to it if it falls that way. Some of these guys mocks are a freakin joke.

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  21. Eason can push the ball downfield though. I can see the Bucs trading down to load up on draft choices and then taking Eason.

    Those extra picks would go to augment the defense that Bowles wants to build.

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  22. Seems like only yesterday we drafted D.White..

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  23. Reuter and Reynolds had the best mocks, I think, in that order. Though Kinlaw wouldn’t hurt my feelings either

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  24. “Jameis needs better protection! No QB could play behind this line!” Draft in the trenches.
    “And a better run game!” Draft in the trenches.
    “And a more consistent defense that still lets the Bucs pay him.” Draft in the trenches.

    Any combination/ordering of best available IDL, best available OL, best available EDGE in the first three rounds is a win – keeping in mind that any of those positions may be addressed in free agency, which may change the QB paradigm entirely (signing Brady or Rivers = drafting a QB in the first 2 rounds, certainly) and would allow S, RB to move up into the first two days.

    So while lots of fun…hard to predict what the hierarchy of needs will be in April.

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