Pewter Report publishes the latest NFL Mock Drafts on Mondays. Find out who some of the top draft websites have the Bucs picking in the first round. Some mock drafts go deeper and have multiple rounds.

The Athletic’s Dane Brugler

Texas A&M G Kenyon Green

Texas A&M G Kenyon Green – Photo by: USA Today

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Texas A&M G Kenyon Green
The surprise retirement of Ali Marpet created another hole for the Buccaneers to fill this offseason. Although he offers multi-position versatility, Green is best at guard where he can step in and be a starter from day one.

No. 60 – Buccaneers – Penn State S Jaquan Brisker

Pro Football Focus Brad Spielberger

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht have not been shy in discussing the quarterback position following Tom Brady’s retirement, expressing trust in journeyman Blaine Gabbert while making it pretty clear the next leader of the franchise may not be on the roster. Ridder earned an elite 90.7 grade in 2021 and is arguably the most pro-ready quarterback in the class. His 4.52-second 40-yard dash opened some eyes around the league with respect to his top-end athletic ability.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Boston College G Zion Johnson
The sudden retirement of Ali Marpet – as well as potential free-agent losses along the interior – could make Johnson a perfect match for the Bucs.

The Draft Network’s Kyle Crabbs

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Purdue OLB George Karlaftis
With the return of Chris Godwin on the franchise tag (again), Tampa is suddenly in the market for a new pick. In the front seven, the Bucs are prepping to see Ndamukong Suh, Vernon Gholston, and Jason Pierre-Paul all hit free agency. So with Tennessee now picking Drake London, we’re going to lock in a very good scheme/system fit for the Bucs here at No. 27 overall.

CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Boston College G Zion Johnson
Johnson is a high floor, Week 1 starter at guard to fill the void created by Ali Marpet’s retirement.

Pro Football Network’s Ian Cummings

Oklahoma DT Perrion Winfrey

Oklahoma DT Perrion Winfrey – Photo by: USA Today

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Oklahoma DT Perrion Winfrey
The Georgia guys get all the hype, but I think Perrion Winfrey is right with them — or at least Wyatt. It’s difficult to compare anyone to Davis, but Winfrey should be comfortably in the first-round conversation with them. The Oklahoma defender was dominant at the Senior Bowl, and he features an elite physical skill set. Winfrey didn’t participate in every Combine drill, but he showed enough to strengthen his appeal. In the 40-yard dash, Winfrey ran a 4.86 with a brisk 1.68 10-yard split. All this comes as Winfrey weighed in at 6’4″, 290 pounds, with outrageously long 35 1/4″ arms. Seeing Winfrey’s length and compact, powerful frame in person, he looks like he was made in a lab. He’s tailor-made for the 3-technique role in Tampa Bay’s defense, and he could be an absolute menace next to Vita Vea.

No. 60 – Buccaneers – Nevada QB Carson Strong
It seems like one quarterback is bound to fall in the 2022 NFL Draft. In this 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft, that quarterback is Carson Strong. With lacking mobility, a knee injury in his history, and questions surrounding his interviewing, Strong has the least security of the top QBs. There’s no denying his arm, however. It may be the best in the class, and that’s why he shouldn’t fall out of Round 2. He has the arm to maximize Bruce Arians’ downfield attack.

No. 91 – Buccaneers – Mississippi State CB Martin Emerson
Long, physical cornerback with impressive closing speed and decent fluidity.

No. 132 – Buccaneers – Georgia G Justin Shaffer

No. 170  – Buccaneers – Penn State OLB Jesse Luketa

No. 246 – Buccaneers – USC RB Keaontay Ingram

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Scott Reynolds is in his 27th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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drdneast
drdneast
3 months ago

Tom Brady will hit the roof if the Bucs draft another QB with anything between a 1 and 3 draft pick. It would also make the Bucs look like they failed with their No. 2 pick last year. Good god, Norm Van Brocklin was right, if you ever need a brain transplant get one from a sportswriter because its never been used.

buccaneerNW
buccaneerNW
Reply to  drdneast
3 months ago

Tom Brady wouldn’t care. It’s not like he’s going to have competition. Any other Qb we pick is just there as insurance and potentially to pick up when Brady actually does retire for real. That said, I can’t imagine they’d pick a QB early unless they’ve been blowing smoke about their opinion of Trask.

WVBuc
WVBuc
Reply to  buccaneerNW
3 months ago

I must agree with the OP. The reason he thinks Brady would be livid may not be the same reason I believe it would anger Tom. He would be angry because the Bucs used a pick that won’t help them win this season. He was all positive when discussing Trask last year but I’d wager he wasn’t in total agreement with that selection. He spoke to this very thing a few weeks ago without saying the Bucs didn’t do everything to win by complimenting the Rams because they were aggressive in pursuit of every edge. There’s a 2nd round spot,… Read more »

matador
matador
3 months ago

IMHO we need to trade Trask for a late 1st or two 2nds. We have significant needs on the OL/DL. Even relying on rookies to fill holes will be problematic but at least they need to be early picks not 4th rounders or later.

gcolerick
gcolerick
Reply to  matador
3 months ago

Who the hell is going to give up a first round pick for Trask?

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
Reply to  matador
3 months ago

Why would any team give up a 1st or even worse two 2nd rounders for a near 3rd rd, backup QB with zero in game experience? Don’t Answer That, Let’s just not play fantasy draft this offseason please!

Knightrider79
Knightrider79
Reply to  matador
3 months ago

Why would we do that? Trask is a hell of a player and I believe he will have success in the NFL. Why give up all the hard work they’ve put into him, just to start it all over again?

76bucsfan46
76bucsfan46
3 months ago

Brady likely came back for business reasons. He will move on next season to his 49’ers and we can’t stop him this time. It would have been better to trade him and get some future capital than the nothing we will end up with.

scubog
scubog
Reply to  76bucsfan46
3 months ago

You people just never stop the false narratives even when the world knows it’s BS. If Tom ever said he wanted to be a 49er, it’s more likely he was talking about playing until he’s 49 years old. And don’t the 49er’s have that Trey Lance kid drafted at # 3? I’m pretty sure that was done for him to play.

Captain Sly
Captain Sly
Reply to  76bucsfan46
3 months ago

This comment was spoiling while you were typing and yet you hit send. SMH

Knightrider79
Knightrider79
Reply to  76bucsfan46
3 months ago

So let me get this straight. Brady is going to go back to “his beloved 9rs” for a third time? We know Brady holds grudges, and we know that the 9rs said no twice to Brady. Once during the Brady draft and another time when he became a feee agent. He’s not going to go back to them again. Please stop with the false narratives.

fredster
fredster
3 months ago

If they draft a QB that says Trask was a wasted pick. Not me saying the Bucs! Will see. Go best guard imo in rd 1. WR and RB in free agency.

Last edited 3 months ago by fredster
HomerSimpsonRocks
HomerSimpsonRocks
3 months ago

They better damned not take another QB in ANY round of this years’ draft. That was a stupid decision last year, and would be even dumber this year. ALL IN. Get Zion in round 1, then WR and DB all the way down.

twspin
twspin
3 months ago

Brady! Brady,,and more..brady. Fine, But I’m like the ole lady in the hamburger commercial..Wheres the beef (PASS RUSH)? Maybe you guys watched some other games. But last yr, despite our HOFer, We lost to the Rams twice because of a lack of Pass Rush. Where are the improvements? Beautiful spirals and completions are Jim dandy. But whats the use in scoring 28 and your opponent scores 31? Unless this Defense gets stronger, the results will be the same next year.I mean after all, LA proved, Great Defenses Win Championships and they..did it against us.

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  twspin
3 months ago

If we don’t get a player on the DLine, it won’t matter how many points our offense scores. We need to improve the pass rush! Simply, our biggest need now!