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. Free agency has caused some mock drafts to be adjusted as teams have filled the needs on their roster by signing veteran players.

NEW MOCK DRAFTS THIS WEEK

PewterReport.com – Scott Reynolds
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Georgia OT Andrew Thomas 
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Florida State RB Cam Akers
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Washington C Nick Harris
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: LSU DT Rashard Lawrence 
Bucs’ Fifth Round Pick: Iowa QB Nate Stanley
Bucs’ Sixth Round Pick: Memphis RB Patrick Taylor Jr. 
“Thomas wins with his size, his 36-inch arms, his 10 1/4-inch hands and a powerful punch. He’s a smart player that really understands the blocking schemes, including the timing of combo blocks and being able to hit targets at the second level. He blocks with a plan and a purpose at the line of scrimmage, and on screen passes and second level blocks he really looks for work.

Georgia LT Andrew Thomas
Georgia LT Andrew Thomas – Photo by: Univ. of Georgia

“What the Bucs have to like about Thomas, who had a formal interview with the team at the NFL Scouting Combine, is that he has the versatility to play either left or right tackle in Tampa Bay. Thomas could start his NFL career on the right side and then be an option to transition to the left side after the 2021 season if the team doesn’t re-sign Donovan Smith.

“Thomas started 15 games at right tackle as a freshman and then played left tackle in each of the last two seasons. He’s been a first-team All-SEC selection for the past two years and was a first-team All-American last year.” – Scott Reynolds

NFL.com – Peter Schrager
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Georgia OT Andrew Thomas
“The Bucs may have landed the big fish of free agency in Tom Brady, but bringing back Ndamukong Suh, Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett could be just as important in 2020. Keeping Brady upright so he can get the ball to his two 1,000-yard receivers is, of course, a priority. Thomas can play guard or tackle for Tampa Bay and was a dominant run blocker for a host of running backs during his time at UGA.” – Peter Schrager

NFL.com – Maurice Jones-Drew
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Georgia OT Andrew Thomas
“Thomas is a versatile tackle who will protect Tom Brady and fit the Bucs’ downhill play-action passing game.” – Maurice Jones-Drew

Buccaneers.com – Carmen Vitali and Scott Smith 
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Louisville OT Mekhi Becton 
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Colorado WR Laviska Shenault
“NEAT. Despite the Giants taking the first offensive tackle off the board at No. 4, there’s still one of the ‘Big Four’ left for the Bucs at No. 14. Becton is no consolation prize, either. He’s absolutely massive at 6-7, 364 pounds and ready from a physical standpoint for the NFL level. He may be a little raw but he’s played both right and left tackle in college, reassuring the Bucs that he could fill the hole the offensive line currently has on the right side.” – Carmen Vitali

Sports Illustrated – Kevin Hanson
Bucs’ First Pick (Pick 9 From Jaguars): Georgia OT Andrew Thomas
“By signing Tom Brady to a two-year contract, the Bucs are all in for this season and next. While Mekhi Becton may have the most upside of any tackle in this year’s draft class, Thomas is arguably the safest and most pro-ready of the top-four tackles. With starting experience at both left and right tackle at Georgia, Thomas provides the Bucs with an immediate upgrade at right tackle and the long-term upside to slide over to the left side, if needed.” – Kevin Hanson

CBS Sports – Jeff Kerr
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Georgia OT Andrew Thomas
“The Buccaneers see Thomas fall to No. 14 after the top wide receivers come off the board. They get their tackle to protect Tom Brady, which is what the franchise desperately needs in order for Brady to win another Super Bowl.” – Jeff Kerr

CBS Sports – Ryan Wilson 
Bucs’ First Round Pick (Pick 7 From Panthers): Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs 
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Florida WR Van Jefferson 
“Wirfs was dominant during the 2019 season and he can play either right or left tackle. The Bucs move up to get him because A. it’s imperative they protect Tom Brady, and B. they desperately need a right tackle.” – Ryan Wilson 

USA Today – Michael Middlehurst -Schwatrz
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs 
“Tampa Bay still has plenty of work to do in order to buoy Tom Brady, so installing Wirfs as a staple at right tackle is a sensible starting point.” – Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz

SB Nation – Dan Kadar 
Bucs’ First Round Pick (Pick 7 From Panthers): Iowa OT Tristan Wirfs 
“With Tom Brady in the fold at quarterback, the Buccaneers could get aggressive to bolster their offensive line. Giving Brady time in the pocket is imperative, and Tampa has a wide-open hole at right tackle. Trading their first two picks is a steep price, but obviously the Buccaneers are in win-now mode.” – Dan Kadar

Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III
Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III – Photo by: Getty Images

The Draft Wire – Luke Easterling
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Georgia OT Isaiah Wilson
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire
“Just hear me out on this. Yes, the Bucs already have two Pro Bowl wide receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. But this draft is all about helping Tom Brady win immediately, and there’s not an offensive lineman or running back worth taking at this pick, especially over an explosive play-maker like Ruggs. He immediately gives Brady the NFL’s most dangerous trio of wide receivers, bringing elite speed Evans and Godwin simply don’t have.” – Luke Easterling 

Bleacher Report – Matt Miller
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Georgia OT Andrew Thomas
Bucs’ Second Round Pick: Washington QB Jacob Eason
Bucs’ Third Round Pick: Utah RB Zack Moss
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Tulsa Edge Trevis Gipson 
Bucs’ Fourth Round Pick: Iowa S Geno Stone 
Bucs’ Fifth Round Pick: Georgia Southern CB Kindle Vildor
Bucs’ Sixth Round Pick: Virginia WR Joe Reed
“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added the GOAT in Tom Brady, but now they have to protect him. The best-case scenario is for Andrew Thomas to be available at No. 14 overall to do just that.

“Thomas, a three-year starter at Georgia, is a rock-solid left tackle with a no-nonsense approach to the position. He’s not flashy athletic, and he’s not mammoth strong (6’5”, 315 lbs). But he is poised and patient as a pass protector and strong enough in the running game to cause problems for defenses.

Alabama OT Jedrick Wills – Photo: University of Alabama
Alabama OT Jedrick Wills – Photo: University of Alabama

“With Brady and head coach Bruce Arians wanting to win from the pocket, improving the edge of the offensive line is a massive need. With one pick, the Bucs can solve their most important position.” – Matt Miller

The Draft Network – Kyle Crabbs
Bucs’ First Round Pick: Alabama OT Jedrick Willis 
“The Tampa Bay Buccaneers get to land one of the “Big 4″ offensive tackles to help protect new quarterback Tom Brady.” – Kyle Crabbs

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Alldaway 2.0
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Alldaway 2.0

It is looking like Thomas or Kinlaw as the Bucs pick based on these samples from various sources. Will be interesting to look back and see how accurate this is on draft day. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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i Don’t which tackle they will draft in first round but I do believe it will be a tackle and its the best year I have ever seen for them so good for us. I also believe we draft a rb in second round like J Thomas, Dobbins or Akers Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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I am fine with most of these mocks. CBS and SB Nation and Bleacher Report are kind of from Mars, though. No way should Bucs draft a QB in the first four rounds or trade up. We need picks and immediate help for Brady. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucko40
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If the Bucs don’t draft Brady successor this draft early, 2-4. then they are making a mistake. If the Bucs make the Playoffs they will be selecting between 18-32. The 2021 QB draft class isn’t that great after the top 2 are gone. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

WhatTheBuc
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The draft isn’t the only place to get a QB. Just look at the QBs available this season. You don’t sign the goat unless you’re all in this year. If you’re all in you use those high picks for players that help win now. They might not draft a QB next season either. We need to stop drafting to win in the future. Draft to win now. Carr, Cousins, and others may be available in 2022. You have to think outside of that little box. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Bruce Arians has made comments more than once indicating he feels most offensive linemen are not NFL ready coming out of college these days.  If the Bucs have any or all of the top for rated OT prospects on their board Jason Licht will have to have convinced BA that we should take whomever with our first pick. A rough consensus from what I have seen is that Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills and Derrick Brown would be the best plug-n-play candidates for the right tackle slot.  Brown is considered the best candidate to eventually move to left tackle and has a higher ceiling than… Read more »

Dave
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Thomas would be the best plug and play. He’s the most pro ready of the big 4. And I’d take him at 14 all day long Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

WhatTheBuc
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Brown plays defensive tackle so I don’t know how you’ve evaluated him moving to left tackle on offense. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

SenileSenior
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I meant Andrew Thomas of course and not Derrick Brown. Creeping senility is real. I have no clue as to how the names got mixed in my brain. This mistake might account for the thumbs down total for my remarks. Dave picked up what I meant to say immediately, though. I think it was implicit in what I meant to say. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Dman
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Going in circles now. Really can’t wait for them draft – 2.5 weeks to go! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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I like Wills in the first, but if he and the top 4 offensive tackles are off the board at 14 I hope we can trade back a little and get Josh Jones. I’d like to see Edwards-Helaire second round. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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I’m totally down for trading back and getting either Jones or Jackson. But I’d pass on Helaire. I’d rather take Dobbins or Akers in in late 2nd or early 3rd if we trade back, and get an early 3rd in the process. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Shenault would be interesting if he’s there in the 2nd. He could fill a hole as a pass catching RB and as an above average #3 WR as he played both positions well in college. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Mee Loopa
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Newer saw those so called experts float with the wind like this year. Before FA they mocked us a ton of crappy players from all over the fild. As soon Brady arrived everybody realized that we need an RT. It seems they wanted to see Winston to get burried, but it’s different with the GOAD. Just silly. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...