After trading out of the first round, the Bucs now have three picks on day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Tampa Bay will select at No. 33, No. 60 and No. 91. Also, the Bucs now own the opening pick of Round 4 as well, No. 106 overall. In all, the Bucs now have eight draft selections between picks 33 and 262. The next two days should be wild.

Here is Pewter Report’s best guesses at who the Bucs select with today’s three day two picks.

Round 2, Pick 33: Houston DT Logan Hall

Houston DL Logan Hall Bucs NFL Draft

Houston DL Logan Hall – Photo courtesy of University of Houston

The Bucs have been interested in Hall throughout the entire pre-draft process. They interviewed him at the Combine, then hosted him on a Top 30 visit. Hall would immediately step into the interior defensive line rotation for the Bucs, especially on long and late downs. His blossoming pass rush ability helped him pick up six sacks last year in a breakout campaign.

Hall plays with incredible pad level in the run game for a 6-6 defensive lineman, but needs to get stronger. Posting elite testing numbers at an increased weight of 283 pounds is a great sign that Hall can add weight without losing athleticism. That is critical for his evaluation. Hall’s versatility could also be a real asset on third downs. Head coach Todd Bowles loves to get creative with rush packages. Hall’s presence would allow for even more personnel movement up front for Tampa Bay.

The question will be whether Hall can ever evolve into a full-time player. I have little doubt he’ll be a situational asset this year. But can he take over as a 70 percent snaps eater when Ndamukong Suh and Will Gholston move on? We’ll see. Pewter Report has already predicted that Hall would be the Bucs first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Who I Would Pick: Washington CB Kyler Gordon

Potential Disaster Pick: Oklahoma DT Perrion Winfrey. Also, any running back.


Round 2, Pick 60: Colorado State TE Trey McBride

Colorado State TE Trey McBride Bucs NFL Draft

Colorado State TE Trey McBride – Photo by: USA Today

There’s an outside shot the Bucs could stay at No. 60 and land their top tight end in the draft. That would be a dream scenario. But, now that they have acquired more assets, the Bucs could also trade up in Round 2 for McBride. The 22-year old is an extremely ideal fit in the Bucs offense, and should be able to play right away. He has the best ball skills in the class for his position. McBride is also a fine athlete and an excellent blocker.

No, McBride will probably never be a huge asset after the catch. And his route-running must improve at the next level. But he could definitely become a solid starting tight end in a league greatly lacking at the position. This would be a home run selection for Tampa Bay at No. 60. But they need to be careful about how aggressive they get in a trade up.

Who I Would Pick: McBride

Potential Disaster Pick: Any running back, TE Cade Otton


Round 3, Pick 91: Cincinnati S Bryan Cook

Cincinnati S Bryan Cook Bucs NFL Draft

Cincinnati S Bryan Cook – Photo Credit: Syndication: The Enquirer

There’s been no known connection between Cook and Tampa Bay during the pre-draft process. But watching the Cincinnati safety compete, it’s easy to see why the Bucs should be interested. Cook is an outstanding tackler with elite range and hitting ability. He flies around the football field and is a consistent threat in run defense. His ball skills and instincts are still developing, given that he only started one year at Cincinnati. But Cook is the exact physical, athletic and character football fit the Bucs look for in the draft.

In fact, if McBride is off the board, the Bucs could consider Cook at 60. He’d be a fine pick there as well. Right now, it’s tough to know where he’ll come off the board. I used PFF’s draft simulator to see what realistic options could be there at No. 91 for the Bucs. And Cook was the obvious choice. Last year, Cook broke up 11 passes and intercepted two more. He didn’t work out during the pre-draft process due to a shoulder injury. But his athleticism looks like a clear strength on tape.

Who I Would Pick: Cook or Maryland safety Nick Cross

Potential Disaster Pick: RB Rachaad White, S Kerby Joseph, WR Alec Pierce, TE Cade Otton, LB Troy Andersen

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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Pete Wood
Pete Wood
24 days ago

I like these picks, but, please, please, in the name of Lee Roy Selmon, do not trade up. If anything, trade down.

thegeebo
thegeebo
24 days ago

I ran the PFF simulator this morning and ended up with the same 3 players! But how I got to that involved trading down from 33, then trading up from 60. 33, 180 to Chiefs for 50, 62 50. Trey McBride, TE 60, 91, 248 to Pats for 54, 94 54. Logan Hall, DE 62. Leo Chenal, LB 94. Bryan Cook, S 106. Zyon McCollum, CB 133. Matthew Butler, DT PFF Grade: B+ The only thing is that Logan Hall is projected between 40-45 for many media outlets, while PFF projects him between 55-65. Not sure how realistic it is… Read more »

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
24 days ago

No way on earth Bucs take DT Hall at #33! BPA is LB Nakobe Dean who would also fill a need. That’s just smart money

flichter
flichter
Reply to  Captain Sly
24 days ago

Yeahhhh, why would we pick a dude who’s potential is to be an every down player…. seriously?
I’d be seriously disappointed if pick #33 is a dude with a decent floor but not much of a ceiling. Especially considering there are a number of players with huge ceilings that actually fill needs still on the board.
Maybe if the Bucs somehow trade back another ~10 picks, I could see them picking a rotational player lol

Frank
Frank
24 days ago

Ojabo round 3…. Larson likes injured players that are good value

Frank
Frank
Reply to  Frank
24 days ago

Licht sorry

Joseph
Joseph
24 days ago

Seems like Jon really wants to take a running back early lol

WhatTheBuc
WhatTheBuc
24 days ago

I just don’t get the hype with Hall. He got a beat down from Parham when they faced off. He’s too much of a tweener for me. Not fast enough to play edge and too lanky for a DT

flichter
flichter
Reply to  WhatTheBuc
24 days ago

I could see that if the Bucs were picking at the bottom of round 2, not pick #33. It would be highly disappointing if we add a dude who’s ceiling is “might be an every down player someday” :/
ESPECIALLY when there are dudes still on the board that could be legit studs.

Last edited 24 days ago by flichter