put together 5 mock draft options, basing a lot of picks on the PR mock drafts, as well as the list of prospects that the team has met with on walterfootball (http://walterfootball.com/ProspectMeetings/ByTeam). All mock drafts were made assuming no trades up or down. what combination would you go with? R - player has been mocked to TB by PRB - player met with team (combine/pro day/private/etc.)G - player has both met with team + mocked to TB by PR
Around 1 - DE emmanuel ogbah (oklahoma st.)round 2 - DT andrew billings (baylor)round 3 - OLB dion jones (LSU)round 4 - CB james bradberry (samford)round 5 - DE/OLB victor ochi (stony brook)round 6 - SS k.j. dillon (west virginia)round 6 - OT stephane nembot (colorado)*ogbah has met with the team on more than one occasion for a private workout and visit. billings adds interior pressure, and DL coach jay hayes was also on hand at the baylor pro day. PR has mocked dion jones to the bucs and mentioned him as a possible LB prospect in several articles. bradberry is a long DB that can play CB or possibly safety whom PR has linked to TB in the middle rounds. bradberry also met with the team at the senior bowl. ochi put up big numbers in the FCS and PR has mocked him to the bucs a few times. PR has also mocked dillon to TB in an early edition of their draft, and he would provide some serious attitude to the secondary. nembot met with the team at colorado's pro day and projects as a RTBround 1 -WR will fuller (notre dame)round 2 - CB mackensie alexander (clemson)round 3 - DT javon hargrave (south carolina state)round 4 - DE bronson kaufusi (BYU)round 5 - OLB de'vondre campbell (minnesota)round 6 - FS justin simmons (boston college)round 6 - DE/DT ebuka onyemata (manitoba)*WR will fuller may be the best deep threat in the draft and would help a receiving corps in need of a future #2. the team met with mackensie alexander at the combine. the clemson CB is an excellent man-corner. PR mocked DT javon hargrave to TB as a potential addition to the interior DL. PR has also suggested BYU DE bronson kaufusi may be a target to help the pass rush as a mid-round selection. TB met with OLB de'vondre campbell at minnesota's pro day and could be a mid-round pick that works his way into the OLB rotation. boston college FS justin sommons had a good showing at the combine and was mocked to TB in PR's 3rd edition of their draft. tampa met with canadian DL ebuka onyemata at the E-W shrine gameCround 1 - DT sheldon rankins (louisville)round 2 - OT le'raven clark (texas tech)round 3 - DE kamalei correa (boise state)round 4 - CB cyrus jones (alabama)round 5 - FS tyvis powell (ohio state)round 6 - WR jakeem grant (TCU)round 6 - OLB aaron wallace (UCLA)*PR has projected DT sheldon rankins as TB's 1st round pick in both their 3rd and 4th editions of their mock draft, as he is the #1 4-3 DT available. OT le'raven clark has also been linked to TB by PR, and would be a future replacement at RT. kamalei correa was mocked by PR as well as a potential addition to the pass rush. CB cyrus jones was mentioned by PR as a CB option, and has had a private workout with the team - would also help on ST. tyvis powell was in PR's latest mock draft, and won the MVP of the national championship vs. oregon. shifty texas tech WR jakeem grant was in an early edition of PR's mock draft. aaron wallace played opposite of top-10 pick myles jack, and has met privately with the team, as well as having a private workoutDround 1 - CB vernon hargreaves III (florida)round 2 - DT vernon butler (louisiana tech)round 3 - DE shilique calhoun (michigan state)round 4 - DE matt judon (grand valley state)round 5 - DB de'andre houston-carson (william & mary)round 6 - OLB antwione williams (georgia southern)round 6 - OL joe thuney (NC state)*VGIII is projected as the #1 CB prospect in the draft, although PR believes his height may be a factor. the team's decision to give a "clean slate" to verner and banks, as well as the additions of grimes and robinson may influence this pick as well. DT vernon butler's stock has been rising. DE's calhoun and judon would be excellent value picks in the mid-rounds, as calhoun is coming off a career best 10.5 sacks and judon dominated at the D-II level. houston-carson similarly put up huge numbers at william & mary as a defensive back and was linked by PR as a possible mid-round selection. OLB antwione williams has had both a private meeting and workout with the team after leading georgia southern in tackles, TFLs and sacks. PR has mocked OL joe thuney to TB in earlier draftsEround 1 - DE noah spence (eastern kentucky)round 2 - WR josh doctson (TCU)round 3 - CB xavien howard (baylor)round 4 - DE/DT anthony zettel (penn state)round 5 - OT fahn cooper (ole miss)round 6 - DT joel heath (michigan state)round 6 - FS jamie byrd (USF)*although character concerns may cause spence to fall, i cant see him making it to the 2nd round. i dont think licht will have a problem taking him @9 provided he's sure about the player. WR josh doctson projects as an ideal #2 receiver. TB has had a private meeting with baylor CB xavien howard. howard is a big, physical corner that wouldn't be pressed into a top spot. PR mocked versatile penn state DL anthony zettel to TB in an earlier edition of their draft. OT fahn cooper could be an interesting prospect with the ability to be a swing tackle. DT joel heath met with the team at the michigan state pro day and could be a nice late-round find. FS jamie byrd played locally at USF and had a meeting with the team at the E-W shrine game
I honestly think it’s going to come down to either Hargreaves or Buckner for us. I think one will drop and they will be BPA on our board. I think Ogbah intrigues them but not until late first or second round.
When I see the one that says #1 Buckner, that is the option
buckner is a legit prospect who would be an excellent addition to the DL, no doubt about it. however he seems to be more of a 3-4 DE to me, and i wouldn't be surprised if he's gone by the time TB picks at 9 (SD, baltimore, dallas, jacksonville?)
I honestly think it's going to come down to either Hargreaves or Buckner for us. I think one will drop and they will be BPA on our board. I think Ogbah intrigues them but not until late first or second round.
the decision to keep banks/verner and then to go out and sign two FA CB's makes me think that the team might not draft a CB with their first couple picks. i really think if the team is going to pick a player that isnt a DL/OL early its going to be a WR if anything
First off, good post man. For me, option A is miles and miles ahead the best one. You get just about everything we need in the draft... a DE, a 2 gap block eating DT, a LB that would give us the best LB Corp in the league, a CB that's got great size and speed- just a small school guy, a high potential raw edge rusher, a SS and OT that could devolpe into something.... that draft looks good. With the talent all being pretty collective this year and not a huge gap from 9- 40ish trading back and picking up all the extra pick you can is obviously the best choice but IF that's not a possibility I'd be happy with this draft
When I see the one that says #1 Buckner, that is the option
It should be about value and that's why agree with dbuc regarding Buckner. There is a chance Buckner will be there. If not, I'll play the game and say "D" noting that Hargreaves offers better value than the remaining DL, imo. Have to believe, though, that in selecting "D", the Bucs would take a WR with pick 3 or 4 in lieu of one of the DE's.
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