What does one do doing a country-wide lockdown due to coronavirus (COVID-19)? Write a three-round 2020 mock draft with analysis of every pick of course!

Remember, this is a predictive mock draft, not necessarily what I would do in all these situations. Enjoy! (I know you’ll hate it)

Round 1

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Not much analysis needed. Most no-brainer first overall pick in some time.

2. Washington Redskins: Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

I think Washington would be wise to consider trade-back options given their many needs at key positions, and I wouldn’t fault them at all for considering Jeffrey Okudah here either. But this is a predictive mock draft, and I don’t think they are going to miss the opportunity to add a pass rusher like Young to their exciting young defensive line.

3. Detroit Lions: Jeffrey Okudah, CB, Ohio State

After Detroit traded away Darius Slay, this pick became even more obvious than it already was. Again, trading down could be an option if Miami gives a strong offer, but will the Dolphins be incentivized to move up with so few quarterback-needy teams to contend with? Either way, hard to see the Lions not coming out of this draft with one of the best cornerback prospects I’ve ever scouted.

4. New York Giants: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

I feel pretty good about Wirfs or Louisville offensive tackle Mekhi Becton here, as the Giants need for an offensive tackle is great. Wirfs’ athletic profile and physical gifts are as good as anyone in the class, but he still lacks the consistency needed to sustain his peak play. That should happen in the NFL if he gets the proper coaching and development, making the sky the limit for the junior.

Oregon QB Justin Herbert

Oregon QB Justin Herbert – Photo by: Getty Images

5. Miami Dolphins: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I prefer Tagovailoa to Herbert, but I wonder if the current travel situation will keep teams from feeling comfortable about the Alabama quarterback’s health. Regardless, Herbert has physical traits that every team would covet in a quarterback, and he won’t have to play right away if he isn’t ready, thanks to the presence of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

6. Los Angeles Chargers: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

If Tagovailoa gets past the Dolphins and Chargers, I honestly don’t know what will become of him. But despite the high regard it sounds like the Chargers front office and coaching staff has for Tyrod Taylor, we’ve seen that ship sail and we know it’s purgatory at best. Tagovailoa could end up in a great situation, where he can get back to 100 percent with no rush to see the field, then take over as the face of the franchise in 2021.

7. Carolina Panthers: Isaiah Simmons, Avenger, Clemson

Carolina already locked up Shaq Thompson for the foreseeable future, but I wouldn’t think of Isaiah Simmons as just a linebacker. I actually may prefer him at safety and in the slot, moving all around a defense to erase mismatches and provide athleticism in space and flashes of ball skills in coverage. Carolina needs splash play-makers on their rebuilding defense, and Simmons can certainly provide that type of impact.

8. Arizona Cardinals: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

Arizona’s interior defensive line currently boasts Jordan Phillips, Corey Peters, Zach Allen, Michael Dogbe, Miles Brown and Lyndon Johnson. That is not gonna cut it. I like South Carolina’s defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw more than Brown, but I bet Arizona goes with the safer run-stuffer in Brown, who should start right away next to Phillips on the inside.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Jacksonville has a lot of needs, but losing Calais Campbell and Marcell Dareus has left their defensive line hurting for behind-the-line-of-scrimmage impact, and they simply haven’t gotten it from Taven Bryan so far. Kinlaw is an absolute wrecking ball against the run and the pass, filling a huge need and helping to make life easier on the Jaguars’ rebuilding secondary.

Louisville OT Mekhi Becton

Louisville OT Mekhi Becton – Photo courtesy of Louisville

10. Cleveland Browns: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

The Browns filled their right tackle spot with the signing of Jack Conklin, but left tackle remains a key concern. Becton has played both sides at Louisville, dominating in 2019 when finally asked to focus just on the left side. Suddenly the Browns offense has very few holes, and we’re all getting excited again.

11. New York Jets: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

I don’t ever wanna spend a second in Adam Gase’s head, so I have no idea what he and Joe Douglas are thinking at No. 11. Cornerback, offensive tackle or wide receiver all make sense, so they’ll probably shock us all by choosing none of the above. I think Lamb would be an ideal short-intermediate target in Gase’s neutered offense thanks to his YAC ability, with the obvious potential to be much more explosive if the Jets open things up in 2020.

12. Las Vegas Raiders: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Henderson’s physical and athletic traits are going to very alluring, but his tape is just missing the natural instincts and finishing ability in too many situations. Henderson is at his best rolled up in man coverage, so here’s hoping Paul Guenther doesn’t stick him in a disadvantageous role, because the junior will likely need to start as a rookie.

13. San Francisco 49ers: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

I think the 49ers were comfortable letting Emmanuel Sanders walk and trading DeForest Buckner because they knew they could upgrade their receiving corps with this pick, especially after the Cardinals traded for DeAndre Hopkins and took themselves out of the receiver sweepstakes. Jeudy’s ability to separate underneath and provide a vertical threat to the 49ers offense is something Kyle Shanahan should covet.

Alabama OT Jedrick Wills – Photo: University of Alabama

Alabama OT Jedrick Wills – Photo: University of Alabama

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Some days I think four offensive tackles are going to be off the board by the time Tampa Bay picks, and some days I could see a very believable scenario like this one where they fall down the board. Clearly this is the Bucs’ biggest need and I believe they should entertain trading up a few spots to grab Wills, as he would be an instant starter with the ceiling of one of the top offensive tackles in the NFL. In this scenario, the Bucs don’t have to.

15. Denver Broncos: Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama

I’m really not sure if Ruggs is going to be here for Denver, but if he is, they will sprint this one to the podium. An ideal deep threat for Drew Lock, a second stud outside receiver to pair with Courtland Sutton and return man potential as well. Dream fit in Denver.

16. Atlanta Falcons: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

The Falcons don’t have a single quality cornerback on their roster, so now they’ll hope that Isaiah Oliver evolves on one side while a rookie likely takes over on the other. Fulton is one of the more pro-ready, technically sound corners in the class, and he proved at the Combine that his athleticism can also be a significant strength in his game.

17. Dallas Cowboys: K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

After three straight offensive Alabama players come off the board, now back-to-back LSU defenders. I think Dallas will see everything they loved about Randy Gregory in Chaisson, only in a more physical, less troubled football player.

Georgia OT Andrew Thomas

Georgia OT Andrew Thomas – Photo courtesy of UGA

18. Miami Dolphins: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

Dream scenario for Miami, who didn’t have to move up for their quarterback or left tackle of the future. Thomas has some limitations that would give me concerns in certain match-ups, but he’s a quality starter and an all-around pro-ready prospect.

19. Las Vegas Raiders: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Mims is a player I haven’t finished evaluating yet, but his ball skills are hard to top in this class. He may also have some issue separating at the top of his routes, but Mims is blessed with two traits that all receivers with that struggle need: speed and hands. He can make plays in tight quarters and stretch teams vertically as well. Good fit in Las Vegas with Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

Terrell had a tough national championship game, but he has all the traits NFL teams covet at the position, and he should fit easily in Jacksonville’s scheme. Right now the Jaguars are paying two slot corners, D.J. Hayden and Darqueze Dennard, as their starters, so Terrell’s presence will be welcomed.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

Maybe it’s unlikely that the Eagles will draft a linebacker in Round 1, but their current starters are Duke Riley, T.J. Edwards and Nate Gerry, and free agency is basically over. Queen is an elite athlete who plays with terrific aggressiveness vs. the run and awareness in coverage, especially considering he just finished his first season as a starter.

22. Minnesota Vikings: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

I like Gladney a good bit, but this is pretty high for him. I’m just not sure Minnesota has many options. If Mike Hughes is set to start on one side, who plays opposite him? Kris Boyd? Mark Fields? Holton Hill? Mike Zimmer relies on his cornerbacks to be erasers, and right now this unit is fully depleted after losing Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mack Alexander to free agency.

23. New England Patriots: Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State

I’m much lower on Gross-Matos than this, but the Patriots rarely draft in accordance with my perspectives. He seems to fit the long-levered, position-versatile defensive lineman that New England has long admired under Bill Belichick. Given their lack of pass rushers, Gross-Matos will fill a need as well.

24. New Orleans Saints: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

I think the Saints realize they’ve been robbed of/missed out on a few opportunities over the past couple postseasons, and now they are loading up for a final run at getting Drew Brees a ring. Adding Emmanuel Sanders to a Michael Thomas-led receiving corps will make the Saints incredibly difficult to stop, but they’ve always had a vertical weapon in their attack as well. With Ted Ginn, Jr. likely moving on, Reagor can be that threat for New Orleans, even if they don’t throw deep as much as they used to.

25. Minnesota Vikings: Ezra Cleveland, OT, Boise State

I don’t have Cleveland graded this high, but doesn’t this feel like such a Vikings pick? Minnesota has no current option behind an aging Riley Reiff, and with their next pick 33 spots away in a draft where tackles will go early and often, they’d be wise to grab their future at No. 25 and wait on a receiver.

26. Miami Dolphins: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Alabama S Xavier McKinney

Alabama S Xavier McKinney – Photo by: Getty Images

Everyone is going to be asking if McKinney’s 4.63 Combine 40 was legit, or if his injury impacted the result significantly. Without a pro day, that is going to be a tough call for teams to make. On tape however, McKinney shows terrific processing speed and the ability to play a ton of roles at a high level, including matching up in the slot with receivers or playing a pseudo-linebacker role in the box. Perfect fit in Miami to take over for Reshad Jones.

27. Seattle Seahawks: Austin Jackson, OT, USC

I’m not too high on Jackson, but all the reports from mainstream media seem to indicate that the NFL will roll the dice on him in Round 1. If there’s one team that makes sense to take a chance on an offensive tackle with issues on tape but high “upside,” that would be Seattle. Jackson could be the future behind Duane Brown on the left side and/or battle it out with Cedric Ogbuehi to start on the right side in 2020.

28. Baltimore Ravens: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Baltimore’s roster is loaded with quality starters and solid depth at almost every position group except linebacker. Their current linebackers under contract: L.J. Fort, Chris Board and Otaro Alaka. Yikes. Murray will be the first step in the right direction, as a high-upside elite athlete still learning to play the linebacker position with consistency.

29. Tennessee Titans: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Houston OT Josh Jones

Houston OT Josh Jones – Photo by: Univ. of Houston

I’m a big fan of Jones’ tape, but I could see him sliding thanks to the NFL’s seemingly high opinion of two worse players in Jackson and Cleveland. Tennessee is comfortable starting Dennis Kelly this season, but the long-time swing tackle is 30 and hasn’t played even 400 snaps in a season since his rookie year in 2012. The Titans would be wise to invest in one of the most important positions on the field, but trading down is a possibility as well.

30. Green Bay Packers: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Jefferson in the slot with Davante Adams outside seems like a pair that would drive opposing defenses crazy. Jefferson has “QB Best Friend” traits (hands, awareness vs zone/MOF coverages, contested catch ability) that would allow Rodgers to (finally) gel quickly with someone other than Adams in the Green Bay offense. And for those who wants a field stretcher, Jefferson can give an offense that too with his 4.4 speed. I’d love to see this marriage happen.

31. *TRADE* Indianapolis Colts: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Colts receive No. 31, 49ers receive No. 34 and No. 122 (4th round)

The Colts are taking it year-to-year with Philip Rivers, but they’d be wise to look ahead at the game’s most important position. Moving back into the first round with a team they’ve recently done business with in order to get that fifth-year option on Love’s contract is a crucial move, and because it’s just a three spot jump, it won’t cost them much. Now Love can develop behind one of the best ever, with no rush to getting him on the field. The Colts can also work on dealing Jacoby Brissett at some point, holding out for an optimal price.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

The Chiefs play a mix of zone and man coverages under Steve Spagnuolo, and it’s a small miracle that they won a Super Bowl last year with their cornerback room. Diggs is well-versed in a variety of coverages, and is battle-tested enough to step in and start right away, which the Chiefs sorely need after losing Kendall Fuller and Bashaud Breeland in free agency.


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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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1 year ago

That’s a hell of a three round mock draft. I would file this under, “ fantasy” because as Bucs fans we always fall short of the player we want or need. This is a killer draft and would be the perfect three rounds in my opinion. After that you could go WR and defense. Great job Jon. This is the best I could ever hope for based on needs and getting the top performers at their position.

1 year ago

If Bucs pull this off, I’m screaming down Dale Mabry, but is Damien Lewis competition for Cappa or are you moving Willis to LT in a year and Cappa to RT, or is he the eventual replacement for Jensen

Reply to  rrsrq
1 year ago

better screaming down Dale Mabry than streaking…

1 year ago

This would be a fantastic first 3 picks.

The Wall
1 year ago

Jon, I honestly hope this, or something very close to this happens. I too would move up to get Wills if necessary.

1 year ago

Gosh…this would be nice, but for some reason our expectations aren’t met. Would be nice if the front office read this article, would highly recommend it!

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

This indeed would be a best case scenario for the Bucs. After the third the Bucs can use both 4th rounders on defense or use one on best available defensive player and best available offensive player. Ideally in the 4th the Bucs find a quality NT and the Bucs then pick up the best WR/return specialist. Or the Bucs can target an edge rusher with the 4a and then target a project QB to groom with 4b. Addressing the trenches early actually opens up the Bucs draft strategy for skill positions later in the draft. I hope the Bucs seriously… Read more »

1 year ago

In a perfect world, the draft will be like this, but I have some doubts. The best OT on 14 would be awesome, but I don’t believe Cardinals and Jets pass on OT.

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

The wild cards are going to be Arizona, and the Raiders. Arizona may even opt to go WR in round 1 and the Raiders may be the ones to go more defense in round 1. This is because the Raiders may choose a strategy of obtaining WR talent after round 1 in a deep class. My gut feeling says if the run on WR’s/QBs happens early in the top then then one of the four OTs will be there for the Bucs to scoop up IMVHO. Of course the 49ers are in prime position to take an OT or even… Read more »

1 year ago

Every pick in this draft is going to be assessed in the context of Brady. Whatever keeps him standing and gives him options.

This draft is close to a dream scenario. If Jason and Bruce have their eye on a particular lineman in the first round, they should get their guy.

1 year ago

A dream come true if the dominoes fall this way. I like swift the most out of the big 4 RB’s for his run & pass catching abilities, but if we plug any of the 4 top RB’s in in round 2 it’s a win!

I would trade trade up a few spots to insure 1 of the top tackles.

1 year ago

PS- hurry up and resign SUH!!!

1 year ago

Agree with all here. This would be huge if the draft went this way. Of course it won’t…but nice to dream.

1 year ago

Whatever it takes to get a day-one starter at OT.

1 year ago

Absolutely love this draft!!!

1 year ago

This takes place, and IMO its possible, maybe not likely but its very possible to end up with this or something similar, I will be the happiest dude in the WORLD!

1 year ago

Been saying for years build the trenches so I’m good with this scenario. Not real familiar with RB Swift but hope he wouldn’t take year to develop as we don’t have time now with Brady and Arians….

1 year ago

Surprising no QB in top three rounds, which I fully expect. I actually expect QB with Bucs first pick in the third, then a trade back into the third for that additional O-lineman. I do like the LSU guard pick. Kudos Ledyard. Enjoy your analysis. Seems like you a fully competent addition to the PR staff.

1 year ago

boy, I love this draft.

1 year ago

It would be awesome to land this draft. I agree that you may need to trade up to get your guy at OT.

1 year ago

Yet I got multiple thumbs down the other day for essentially hoping for the exact same scenario as this. My hope was to land one of the big 4 OL players at 14. If one of them was still there at 12, and the price to jump up 2 spots wasn’t significant, go up and grab him. If none of the big 4 are there at 14, then try and trade down, while swapping their 2nd rounder for an earlier 2nd rounder with their trade partner if possible. Then with the trade down I’d be happy to take Josh Jones… Read more »

1 year ago

I like your thinking on this draft. Two stud O-line (OT & OG) and one Swift RB. What about Antonio Gibson with one of the 4ths. He is just what Senor Brady is looking for imo.

1 year ago

I’ve been running simulated drafts, as well as following the Gurus and your scenario seems feasible to me. Like you said optimistic, yet feasible. OT is pretty deep this year. One expert said he had 9 tackles going for the top 5 and it took a long time for him to decide which 5.

1 year ago

Cam just got released. Please god let the Bucs pick him up. Maybe a 2 year deal worth like 10 MIL. Insurance for Brady. Let Cam get 100% completely healthy, sit and learn behind Brady for 2 years. And if Brady rides off into the sunset in 2 years, then the Bucs can negotiate a contract to the extend Cam for a 1 or 2 year prove your healthy deal. Because sorry but outside spending a 1st round pick at QB, you’re not going to get anyone who has close to Cams talent. The key is letting Cam get 100%… Read more »

1 year ago

Love the others and G in first three picks. I’m ok with Swift, would rather have Taylor.

I know people are clamoring for WR, but we’ve got plenty of weapons, especially with a receiving RB and there are only enough balls to go around. If we can pull this off need to go DL in RD4. In the meantime, let’s get Suh signed!

1 year ago

Love the OT and G in first three picks. [Hate spell check.]

1 year ago

Still have Jonah Jackson of Ohio State way too high.
Brought down from the 1st pick of the 2nd round to near the end of the 2nd round.

Like the kid as a depth guy but I do not think he is anyone’s starter in the NFL. Guys like him going in the 2nd round is part of the reason that we can get Damien Lewis in the 3rd round.

1 year ago

When and who do you see the Bucs drafting as the heir apparent to Tom Brady Jon?

1 year ago

Not a big fan of this draft. Both Suh, if resigned, and JPP have one maybe two years left in the tank if that. Suh is already deteriorating. JPP will be next.
Rather grab a DL in the first round and a offensive right tackle in the second.
Brady needs better protection than Winston ever got but good right tackles can be found in the second round.
Drafting another RB in the second round is crazy. We already have one of those and he is still developing. You can also pick them up in FA.

1 year ago

This would be a very good draft. If Swift is gone how about Helair I really like his running style and can catch the ball. He also blocks good.

1 year ago

@drdneast. Sorry but I completely disagree with pretty much the entire post. Neither Suh or JPP are deteriorating. Suh is just a more rounded player than he was in his earlier years. He’s more of a run stuffer, and a player that demands 2 blockers which frees up other players( aka Barrett 19.5 sacks, and JPP 8.5 sacks in only 10 GP) plus we also have Vea, who started to come into his own last year. Suh did exactly what was asked of him in this defense. And as far as JPP there’s absolutely ZERO indication whether it’s from the… Read more »

1 year ago

This may be unpopular however I will say it anyway, Suh and veta numbers combined are 1/2 of a top 10 lineman
And I do not buy the crap they cause problems without tackles
Suh 22 solo tackles 2.5 Sacks
Vea 19 solo tackles 2.5 sacks
41 solo tackles 5 sacks

The Bucs need to move up in draft to 2-or 3 and draft CHASE YOUNG !!!!

1 year ago

Jon you are putting the old guys to shame. Thank you for all the Good work all the time.

Go Bucs !!!

1 year ago

Well even for you BOB, that post was pretty effing bad. Suh and Vea combined for 1/2 of a top 10 lineman. Seeing as Barrett had 19.5 sacks, and JPP had 8.5 in 10 GP, those mammoths taking on multiple blockers to free up others obviously worked very well didn’t it? And also, remind me which team led the league in run defense in 2019. Because at last check it was the Bucs. Anyone that says Suh and Vea were anything but above average DT’s, loses all credibility as a knowledgeable football fan. Then again, you never had any to… Read more »

1 year ago

“Isaiah Simmons, Avenger”. I see you, Ledyard 😉

Daniel Van Steenwyk
1 year ago

From a Viking stand point, they wouldn’t take 2nd and 3rd round talent with 1st round picks. The other rounds are unfavorable as well.

1 year ago

This is exactly what we need, 2 Olinemen and a RB. Would be cool if we could figure out a way to grab someone like Hurts in the 3rd somehow and then our Offense would truly be set and ready for life with Brady and life after Brady.

Johnny Cannons
1 year ago

Love it. I’ve run dozens of mock draft sims without trades in the top 15, and one of the 4 OTs consistently falls to that spot. More often than not, it’s Wills. I’d be ecstatic. I think R2 is a great spot to go RB, also. Swift would be just fine with me there. Most of the mocks I run have Lewis gone before getting to Tampa’s R3 pick, but I certainly couldn’t argue with the pick if he was there. This sets up the rest of the draft to fill a developmental QB (Morgan?) and some special teams pieces… Read more »

1 year ago

The numbers do not lie go to stats look up Vea look up Suh add them up
I don’t care how disruptive they are
Yes JPP and Barrett we’re making the Sacks Was not about JPP or Barrett Post was about was about the pathetic numbers put up by Suh and Veta
Look at numbers for any top 10 lineman compare !
Other teams passed not ran on Bucs
The linebackers are making the tackles

Reply to  BUC-ASS-BOB
1 year ago

Hey Einstein! Of course the linebackers are making most of the tackles, that’s how a 3-4 defense is designed. The interior linemen eat up blockers, the LB’s read the play and step up to the hole to meet the ball carrier. Good God, man. If your entire football knowledge is based simply on stats and highlights…well, it shows. Are you aware that you can find video tutorials online that run through how different offenses and defenses are designed to work? This isn’t a 1930’s college football program running a 7-2-2!

1 year ago

I think Jon is spot on here with his selections. Unlike what they did for Jameis during his 5 yrs starting here, They are going to go all out to protect our..Statue of Liberty Brady.. And I do mean….All..Out.

1 year ago

There’s a reason why we were one of the best run defenses in the league and that had a lot to do with Suh and Vea. Obviously there is a lot more that goes into it but those two were a huge part of it. Not everyone knows enough about football to understand that though and would rather call em old and fat to cover their own insecurities. Suh would be great to have back but if they try to sign a Vet RB and Safety they may just look to replace him in the Draft.

1 year ago

You can’t base value solely on stats, everyone knows that.

1 year ago

Don’t even waste your time replying to the clown. I usually don’t, and went against my better judgement. But good lord how is it possible that someone with this little knowledge of how football works can consistently comment like he knows anything. I’ll end my reply to you BOB by saying it one last time. STATS do NOT matter w he it comes to NT’s. They simply don’t matter. At all. They do not get paid to get sacks, nor do they get paid to be near the top of the team leaderboard in tackles. In a perfect world, a… Read more »

1 year ago

Also, it’s amazing me that pretty much every single person that read my Cam comment gave it a thumbs down. Really? So you guys wouldn’t take Cam for a couple years to try and take over for Brady in 2022. I’d love to know why? Outside of POTENTIALLY Tua, Herbert, and Love, not a single QB in this draft( especially a QB in round 3 or later) has anywhere close to the upside a fully healthy and motivated Cam does. This dude is a former MVP, and he did it on some of the worst NFL offenses I’ve ever seen… Read more »

1 year ago

We now have Brady as our QB for two years but also need to pick a current QB in the draft to learn from Brady. Brady was a sixth round pick and we don’t need to waste a high draft pick on a QB. I would FIU’s star QB, James Morgan, from the East West Shrine Game who can be gotten from the 4th to the 5th round. He is tall and cool in the pocket and a rocket for an arm and is also mobile. I would get him even if BA brings in a veteran QB to start.… Read more »

1 year ago

Sorry but I totally disagree that we’ll be fine drafting a mid round QB. There’s only 1 Brady. So saying he was a 6th round pick doesn’t mean much. That’s absolutely the exception not the rule. We need to pick up a FA QB. Because for the next 3 years we probably won’t have a top half 1st round pick. And unless QB is really loaded one of the next 3 years, how likely is it that we’ll find the future of the franchise in the mid to late 1st round or later. I would call it highly unlikely. I’ll… Read more »

1 year ago

Problems with your draft. Very doubtful that Swift makes it to 47. Also no way Cam Akers is around after the Bucs 3rd Rd pick. Actually, I hope Kinlaw falls to the Bucs at 14 instead of one of the 4 OL. Reason?Where the Bucs pick in round 2, there are 4 excellent options that could/should be there. 2 have tremendous upside (Ezra Cleveland Boise St. & Prince Tega Wanogho Auburn) but probably not a day 1 starters. The other 2 (Austin Jackson USC & Isaiah Wilson Georgia) can be immediate starters. In the 3rd round, I pray that Akers… Read more »

Hockey Duckie
1 year ago

7 OT’s going in the first round? If OT’s were in need, then how did two of the top-4 drop? Arizona ranked 26th in pass blocking (FBO). Why wouldn’t they want help on the OLine first to protect their most precious asset? That’s like us passing up on one of the top-4 if one fell to us to draft DT Kinlaw. The lack of consistency for this mock doesn’t make sense. I’d be ecstatic to land Wills, but this is like us hoping LG Quenton Nelson to fall to us in the 2018 draft. There’s a very high probability we… Read more »

1 year ago

Joe, great work on this mock. Would love it as a Bucs fan. I have a quick question for you that I really don’t understand, and you touched on it in this mock. I love Grant Delphits game and think he would be a perfect fit in our defense. He followed up great sophomore season by winning the Thorpe Award this year. I saw in your write up about Delphit that he had a bad 2019 season. I’m am just curious how someone can have a bad season (he had a bad ankle injury) but still win the Thorpe Award.… Read more »

1 year ago

4Sorry but I’m with you Athans5. If one of the big 4 is there at 14, it would be borderline moronic to pass on whichever one Is left to take Kinlaw. And if one is there at 12 or 13, maybe try and trade up to get him if the price isn’t steep. If you can’t, and none of the 4 are there, trade back and take either A.Jackson or J.Jones(prefer Jones) and then with the 2nd round pick hopefully we can nab either Swift, Taylor, or Dobbins. If one of them is still there at 40-42, try and trade… Read more »

1 year ago

Top 3 picks all on offense… doubtful but would love these picks! Wouldn’t be surprised to take an edge rusher (OLB). There’s no depth there. If JPP or Shaq go down we are in trouble, as we were last year when teams doubled Shaq with JPP out. Wish we would sign another OL FA heading into the draft to allow for some flexibility. Seems like we are dead set on a RT in the first round as it stands and then BPA after. I don’t love that for the value but depends on who we pass up on. Would love… Read more »