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.

CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt
Wyatt is another player who changed some minds with his Senior Bowl week and he continued to convince folks of his first-round talents by putting on a show at the combine. Incredibly quick off the snap and powerful once he gets going, he can be unstoppable when he’s on his game.

No. 60 – Texas A&M RB Isaiah Spiller

The Ringer’s Danny Kelly

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
With Ali Marpet retiring and Alex Cappa, Ryan Jensen, Aaron Stinnie, and Josh Wells all heading into free agency, the Buccaneers need to shore up their offensive line. Green is a stout, big-bodied blocker who can fill either guard spot for Tampa Bay―and work in at tackle if need be.

Walter Football’s Walter Chrepinsky

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Alabama WR Jameson Williams
Antonio Brown is gone. The Bucaneers will need another receiver. Jameson Williams is a tall (6-2), electric play-maker with great burst. He hurt his knee in the national championship, but could play in 2022 at some point.

No. 60 – Buccaneers – LSU G Chasen Hines
The Buccaneers just lost Ali Marpet to a surprise retirement, so they’ll need to find a replacement. Chasen Hines is a massive interior lineman (6-3, 349) who needs to work on pass protection.

No. 91 – Buccaneers – Georgia RB James Cook
Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones are set to hit free agency. Brother of Dalvin Cook, James is an excellent reciever out of the backfield.

No. 132 – South Alabama WR Jalen Tolbert
Antonio Brown is gone. The Buccaneers will need a new receiver and perhaps two. Jalen Tolbert has shown some big-play ability, but level of competition is obviously a question mark.

USA Today’s Nate Davis

Boston College G Zion Johnson Bucs

Boston College G Zion Johnson – Photo by: USA Today

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Boston College G Zion Johnson
Strong as an ox (Combine-high 32 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press) but with relatively light feet, Tom Brady would welcome one more doorman after the Bucs lost LG Ali Marpet to retirement.

Pro Football Network’s Joe Broback

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt
Tom Brady solved the Bucs’ need for a quarterback for now, so they can take care of other needs with this pick. Devonte Wyatt falling to 27 is going to be tough to pass. Given that they can draft their quarterback of the future and running back (another big need) later in the draft, adding Wyatt immediately bolsters their defense.

SI.com Zack Patraw

No. 27 – Buccaneers – Iowa State RB Breece Hall
The Bucs appear to be without a running back as we get deeper into the free agency period. With Tom Brady back and the extension Chris Godwin received, this offense could use a back that can carry the load for their team. Very good-looking, compact frame that is durable and strong. Excellent in pass protection that makes him a three-down candidate at the next level. He remains very patient, but not too patient, as a runner.

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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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toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17
3 months ago

While I appreciate the effort to gather these, ones that were clearly written prior to free agency really don’t have value to us now. Obviously, free agency changes draft strategy. Taking Jameson Williams at the end of the first, for example, makes no sense when we have all of Evans, Godwin, and now Gage under contract through this year and next season, with a likely Evans extension on its way to further expand that window to three years with all of them currently signed. I like Williams, and you could argue he’d be BPA if he’s there for us, but… Read more »

Horse
Horse
Reply to  toofamiliar17
3 months ago

toofamiliar17, Amen!

Pete Wood
Pete Wood
3 months ago

Nobody has a clue. Jason is going to work his magic in free agency, there will be some surprises in the first 26 picks and Bucs will select BPA, more than likely somebody that nobody expected to be hanging around at 27.
Or Bucs are going to trade down. Either way, it’s going to be a great pick.

fredster
fredster
Reply to  Pete Wood
3 months ago

I agree. No glaring holes now it likely will be BPA.

Horse
Horse
3 months ago

What I see in this draft is GM Licht will follow the norm like he has been doing these past years? Tkae the Best Player Available that will make the Buccaneers a better team.

Horse
Horse
3 months ago

Scott, Got any PR people who can bring some sensible humor to a couple Articles like Mark Cook did. This is the only missing piece of the PR puzzle. You all are doing a good job; just need some humor added. Scubog would be perfect for this; seriously! I wish he would write a couple Articles for PR. Have you ever asked him?

scubog
scubog
Reply to  Horse
3 months ago

Thanks for the props Horse. A few people have told me I should write down my humorous quips and smart ass remarks, but I forget them too quickly. I do try to bring a little levity to this site when we have so many folks who prefer to swim in the cesspool of “we lost to the Rams, we suck”, instead of basking in the 13 dash 4 Division championship sunshine.

Dave
Dave
3 months ago

I’d try and trade back with the Jets, and get their other 2nd for it. And with the two early 2nd rounders, I’d take Zion, and Wyatt. And in the 3rd, take James Cook to be our pass catching back. I’d love for that to be our first 3 picks. Although it would be a tall ask for both Wyatt and Zion to be there in the early 2nd. Or, since it’s such an incredibly deep draft, just sit back and take whoever falls to us at 27 as the BPA. And that can be so many players(Burks, Dean, Lloyd,… Read more »

Horse
Horse
Reply to  Dave
3 months ago

Dave, sounds good to me too.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17
Reply to  Dave
3 months ago

Why would you do that deal if you’re the Jets? The value is terrible. History shows what a move back like that would get. In 2020, the Niners move up from 31 to 25, sending Minny 4th and 5th round picks to do so. That same year, the Chargers move all the way up from 37 to 23 and had to give up a 3rd rounder to the Pats to do so. In 2019, the Packers moved up from 30 to 21 at the cost of two mid 4th rounders. The Colts jumped a huge way in the second round,… Read more »

bucballer
bucballer
3 months ago

Any news on the Honey Badger? We Defense and then Defense and then some defense.

toofamiliar17
toofamiliar17
Reply to  bucballer
3 months ago

I don’t see HB happening. If it was, we wouldn’t have signed Ryan. No team features 4 safeties. And at the end of the day, Mathieu is looking for, and will likely get, a mid-double digits per year AAV, which we would never come close to, and I think that was true even before we signed Ryan.

twspin
twspin
3 months ago

Say Scott, Everybody is having this..Love fest with the Offense. Its like the 60’s flower child movement..WR’s, O linemen, RB’s being showered with rose pedals. Add a little Grateful Dead in there too! But where o where is the beef? (cash for the defense). I mean we did get beat in the superbowl because of..lack of Defense and being unable to get off the field. Of course, we scapegoated the DC as a way out of that. But if this Defense does not improve markedly, we can forget about another championship this year.