To hardcore NFL fans, it is a four-month long celebration culminating with their favorite team making seven picks – give or take a few – over a three-day weekend in April.
And for NFL websites and publications, it a four-month long bonanza of mock draft debate and chatter, filled with smokescreens, hidden messages, players rising and falling, and a lot of luck to even get a few of the picks right. For NFL front offices, the pressure is on, and those “sources” we have built over the years become suddenly tight lipped.
Below is a list of links to the latest mock drafts, and the players they have targeted for Tampa Bay.
PewterReport.com:G Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame
“Nelson gets his quick feet, hip flexion, leverage and mental discipline from years studying Taekwondo. For a guard, he has a devastating highlight reel. Imagine the opponents Nelson can devastate at the next level as a Buccaneer.”– Scott Reynolds
Walter Football: DE/OLB Arden Key – LSU
“Arden Key is the best player available, so the Buccaneers would be thrilled to land him at No. 7 overall.” – WalterFootball.com
Walter Football’s Charlie Campbell:G Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame
“Nelson was exceptional throughout 2017, dominating opponents on a weekly basis. He has superb strength to blast open holes and is a true road-grader as a run blocker.” – Charlie Campbell
ESPN’s Mel Kiper: G Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame
“Nelson is a plug-and-play starter who would be an upgrade for almost every team.” – Mel Kiper Jr.
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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, the beach and family time.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@example.com
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