Hey, this is the mock draft intro that nobody reads because they are scrolling down to the good stuff, so have fun – and remember that I hate your team.

Round 1

1. Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

I don’t care about Burrow’s arm not being elite. What we just saw him do in an aggressive, downfield passing attack against all of the best teams in the country was nothing short of sensational in his Heisman Trophy-winning year that was capped off with a national championship following an undefeated season. If Burrow busts, he busts. But any team needing a QB would be idiotic to pass on him.

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

Washington will have trade partners, but can they really pass on Young at No. 2? Ryan Kerrigan showed signs of declining last year and he’ll be 32 before next season starts, while Montez Sweat struggled (understandably) as a rookie. Young is one of the better defensive prospects we’ve seen, and he still has room to improve, too.

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

I’m not doing trades in this mock draft, but even if I was, the Lions might want to stay put. The long-armed and rangy Okudah is exceptionally talented and fills a huge need for Detroit opposite Darius Slay. Moving back even two spots could mean missing out on this young, talented cornerback.

4. New York Giants: Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

Trusting Dave Gettlemen to make the right move here is admittedly a long shot, and I truly have no idea what the Giants are going to do at No. 4. They should entertain sliding down a spot or two if another team wants to come up for a quarterback, but if they stay put, Wills is easily the best tackle in the class, and the Giants have a gaping hole at right tackle.

5. Miami Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy and QB Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy and QB Tua Tagovailoa – Photo by: Getty Images

One way or another, it’s hard to see the Dolphins failing to find a way to come away with the second-best quarterback in the draft. To me, that quarterback is easily Tagovailoa, a beautiful deep ball passer with the processing speed and accuracy to be the signal caller Miami has sought since Dan Marino retired.

6. Los Angeles Chargers: Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I have concerns that a quarterback with Herbert’s inconsistent processing speeds, bouts of questionable decision-making and lack of elite accuracy can live up to this draft spot, but he’s going Top 10 regardless of my fears. He had a very good week in Mobile, Ala. at the Senior Bowl to help his draft momentum. The Chargers sure seem like the team to do it, with Anthony Lynn getting an extension and the team moving on from Philip Rivers, it seems like L.A. is ready for a new face of the franchise via the draft.

7. Carolina Panthers: Derrick Brown, IDL, Auburn

It sure sounds like the Panthers may stick with Cam Newton for at least another season, and given their draft spot behind three quarterback-needy teams in a class with only two passers I’m high on, I think that would be a wise decision. They can sit right there at No. 7 and get one of the best and safest players in the draft in Brown, who will immediately sure up a porous run defense.

8. Arizona Cardinals: CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

I know this is a trendy pick, but shouldn’t it be? A wide receiver seems fairly unlikely to come off the board before No. 8, and Lamb’s tape speaks for itself. The Cardinals technically have bigger needs, but this is probably the last hurrah for Larry Fitzgerald, and Christian Kirk needs a running mate. Lamb is the type of receiver Kliff Kingsbury would love to scheme the ball to, and after the Cardinals fix up their offensive line in free agency, he and G.M. Steve Keim will have the flexibility to do so through the draft.

9. Jacksonville Jaguars: Isaiah Simmons, Avenger, Clemson

Putting Myles Jack and Simmons next to each other would be a terrifying sight for opposing offenses, but don’t expect to find Simmons in the same place every snap as he played a bunch of safety in college while winning the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker. The Clemson defender can play all over the defense, and he may even end up as a scheme versatile safety at the next level.

10. Cleveland Browns: Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa

Iowa RT Tristan Wirfs
Iowa RT Tristan Wirfs – Photo by: Getty Images

Wirfs is a remarkably toolsy prospect with a rare build, but there are technique concerns that would give me a little pause this early in the draft. Some teams will love his potential at tackle while others will consider moving him to guard. The Browns will need to choose between he, Josh Jones and Andrew Thomas to find their future tackle.

11. New York Jets: Josh Jones, OT, Houston

Jones dominated his competition as a senior and took on all comers at the Senior Bowl, showing the upside to end up as the second-best tackle in this class. He does tend to win unconventionally however, and will need to refine the details of the position if he is going to experience the same win rate in pass protection that he did in the AAC.

12. Las Vegas Raiders: Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Jeudy is the exact type of player the Raiders desperately need to complete their pass-catching corps, but unfortunately he’ll go to waste until the team moves on from Derek Carr. The vertical, speed dimension of Jeudy alongside Tyrell Williams and Hunter Renfrow would be a sight to behold, but they need a quarterback who will A) throw the ball down the field and B) throw the ball to wide receivers in order to reach their potential. Oh well, that’s a problem for next year’s Raiders draft.

13. Indianapolis Colts: Laviska Shenault, WR, Colorado

The Colts tried to add a gadget/speed/YAC threat to the offense last year in Parris Campbell, but that move didn’t pan out in Year One. Indy simply needs more weapons on offense, and adding Shenault to a receiving corps with Campbell, T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal and Jack Doyle would make them a lot of fun to watch – provided they get one of the available quarterbacks in free agency.

14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Javon Kinlaw, IDL, South Carolina

Kinlaw to the Bucs has been a trendy fit – he was Tampa Bay’s selection in PewterReport.com’s initial 2020 Bucs’ 7-Round Mock Draft in early January – but with good reason. He fills a big position of need even if Ndamukong Suh does return (it’ll only be on a short deal, and his pass rush prowess is all but gone), and he completes what will be a fearsome defensive line when/if Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul get re-signed. The Bucs desperately need that with a young secondary that is still gelling together in the defensive backfield.

South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina DT Javon Kinlaw – Photo courtesy of South Carolina

Some would consider a safety here, but I’m still holding out hope for Justin Evans’ return in 2020. Let’s wait a bit to see how he’s faring before we go all in on Xavier McKinney at No. 14. Others might want a tackle, and I’m open to that strategy for sure, but it’s a deep class at the position and Demar Dotson can likely be brought back pretty easily on a one-year deal.

I love the pick of Kinlaw because he’s the exact type of penetrating player the Bucs would want next to Vita Vea long-term, and he won’t have to play major snaps as a rookie, which gives him time to develop from the neck up under the tutelage of defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers.

15. Denver Broncos: Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

The Broncos desperately need a quality No. 2 threat opposite Courtland Sutton, and Ruggs is the perfect complement. Elite speed, underrated ball skills and the ability to house call underneath touches if afforded even a sliver of space. Ruggs will give Drew Lock the deep ball connection that Emanuel Hall once did in college – only without all of the drops.

16. Atlanta Falcons: Joshua Uche, EDGE, Michigan

I know this one is out of nowhere, but there are always 1-2 picks like this in the top 20, and I think Uche is going to be a riser. The Falcons need edge help and Uche is the type of high-motor athlete they love at the position. His flexibility to play multiple spots is something Dan Quinn has coveted before, but Uche is more physical than the player he’d be replacing in Vic Beasley.

17. Dallas Cowboys: Grant Delpit, S, LSU

LSU S Grant Delpit
LSU S Grant Delpit – Photo by: Getty Images

I know this is a trendy pick, but the Cowboys are usually fairly predictable in the draft, and Delpit is exactly what their defense needs. He possesses much of the coveted versatility and leadership abilities of another former LSU safety in Jamal Adams, who Dallas tried to trade for this past season. Until new information comes to light, I’ll have a hard time moving off this connection.

18. Miami Dolphins: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia

I think Thomas ends up falling a little bit as teams worry about how he’ll handle the elite athletes off the edge in the NFL, but he’s a good player who would start right away for a lot of teams in the league. Miami needs help just about everywhere, but the offensive line is a great place to start.

19. Oakland Raiders: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Despite a huge need at linebacker, the Raiders have restrained themselves from Tremaine Edmunds, Leighton Vander Esch, Rashaan Evans, Fred Warner, Devin White and Devin Bush over the past two drafts. They finally wise up in 2020 and take Murray, who is on a level athletically with any linebacker I’ve scouted in these past two classes. Murray can absolutely fly to the football and hits like a load of bricks, but he needs refinement in coverage and can over-pursue at times as well.

20. Jacksonville Jaguars: C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

Henderson is one of the more fluid athletes in the class and has coveted man coverage ability to go with ideal size. Still, his game leaves something to be desired as a tackler and a finisher on the football at times. But the Jaguars need corner help and Henderson’s upside is considerable if they can coach him up.

21. Philadelphia Eagles: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

It wouldn’t surprise me to see Fulton fall out of the first round if his measurables and testing don’t go well in Indy. For now, one of the scheme fits I could see him operating best from is Jim Schwartz’ off-man alignments in Philly, where the Eagles desperately need help on the outside. Fulton has always played better working top-down on the ball, which describes the corners the Eagles tend to acquire, but I worry that he continues a troubling trend of struggling to find the ball vertically in Philly’s secondary.

22. Buffalo Bills: A.J. Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa

Epenesa doesn’t have the athleticism to be a Top 10 pick in April, but I don’t think the Bills will care that much. His polished game and power rush ability will fit in nicely as the team finally prioritizes an edge pass rush that has not produced much for them during Sean McDermott’s tenure.

23. New England Patriots: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Alabama S Xavier McKinney
Alabama S Xavier McKinney – Photo by: Getty Images

Always tough to figure out what the Patriots will do, but Patrick Chung looked cooked last season and Devin McCourty is an aging free agent. McKinney’s versatility to play deep, match up in the slot and provide strong run defense will be a perfect fit in Bill Belichick’s defense.

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

The Saints should be doing backflips if Reagor is on the board at No. 24, as his speed, tracking ability and ball skills all show up in a big way on tape. That’s exactly what this offense needs to complement Michael Thomas and replace Ted Ginn, while Reagor can also provide some razzle dazzle in the trick play packages that Sean Payton is always cooking up.

25. Minnesota Vikings: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

I had a hard time mocking for Minnesota in this exercise, as the players available at each slot just didn’t really seem to fit the Rick Spielman/Mike Zimmer mold at their key positions of need. I wish Diggs was a better tackler, but he has impressive ball skills and plenty of man coverage experience. He should be ready to start early if the team opts to move on from Xavier Rhodes this offseason.

26. Miami Dolphins: K’Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

Chaisson didn’t produce enough in college, but his age and athleticism are going to convince someone to bite. Why not the team with three first round picks in desperate need of edge pass-rushing help in a draft where it’s pretty hard to find any? Chaisson’s ability to drop and cover will be appealing to Brian Flores’ versatile defense.

27. Seattle Seahawks: Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville

Louisville OT Mekhi Becton
Louisville OT Mekhi Becton – Photo courtesy of Louisville

The Seahawks are likely going to lose Germain Ifedi this offseason, and Becton makes sense as a replacement. I think some people are getting caught up in the hulking tackle’s ability to move at his size, instead of examining how functional his movement skills are for the position. Becton rarely took vertical or 45-degree pass sets at Louisville, so his footwork and technique in pass protection will need plenty of work in the NFL.

28. Baltimore Ravens: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

The Ravens don’t have a ton of holes, and I’m not convinced they will go wide receiver early again after a first-round pick at the position last year. That offense runs through NFL MVP Lamar Jackson, the tight ends and the running game, and wide receivers just aren’t as important in Baltimore. Queen is still learning the position, but his peak plays are up there with any true linebacker in the class. He’ll help out on coverage downs right away while he learns the rest.

29. Tennessee Titans: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

The Titans could have a few needs depending on how free agency goes, but I think another wide receiver could really help their offense. A.J. Brown played mostly on the outside last year, but it would behoove Tennessee to move him around when defenses start keying on him in 2020. Enter Higgins, who can play inside or outside, but has the vertical ability to be a splash-play machine in contested catch situations down the field. He and Brown could be a blast together.

30. Green Bay Packers: Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin

The Packers really need help at linebacker, and although Baun will be making the switch from edge defender, his physicality, smarts and athleticism should make the transition a smooth one. Green Bay’s roster is really limited at linebacker; ignoring the position for another year just isn’t an option.

31. San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

I really have no clue what the 49ers are going to do in the draft because they are pretty loaded everywhere until we see who they lose in free agency. Aiyuk isn’t even a favorite of mine in this class, but I just think he, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle are a perfect long-term trio for the way San Francisco’s passing attack currently operates. Kyle Shanahan will get him touches underneath and Aiyuk’s speed and run-after-catch ability will be featured beautifully.

32. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

Man coverage ability is a coveted asset, and Gladney has it in droves. If he tests/measures well at the Combine, he could be a big riser. The Chiefs could be losing Kendall Fuller and Bashaud Breeland from their already undermanned secondary, so adding another cornerback should be the priority in Round 1.

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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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joe_boyd
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Jon, Biadasz seemed like a lock to go Rd 1 last year but stayed. He seems to have either lost his shine or dropped significantly. Any insight as to why that may be the case? I watched his tape (perhaps w/ some bias) and graded him out as my top IOL. Curious to get a different take. I’ll co-sign your thoughts on Kmet. I’m not a fan, I honestly think the team has other, more dire needs than TE, but totally fits a Colbert selection. I’d rather build from the trenches w/ IOL or DL. PS — Sorry Bucs fans,… Read more »

BigSombrero
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@joe_boyd I’d throw a flag for illegal contact, but since its Pittsburgh you’re talking about, the head ref would just pick it up anyway. LMAO! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Pete Wood
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Good mock. Can’t argue with your picks. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Austin Williams
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Oof.. I think you may be overestimating Demar Dotson at RT.. He cannot run block at all and we need that baaaaad. As much as I would love getting another stud DT, we HAVE to address the RT position to be able to run the ball. That must be priority #1. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

FLBoy84
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There are a few solid OT’s in the draft that can be taken in the 2nd-3rd as well. Really like Ben Bartch, who had a great showing in Mobile, only to get nicked up before the game. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Austin Williams
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I can cope with it being a 2nd round OT if we get a game changer in the 1st. But the depth reallyyyy falls off after a while. I just want to make sure me sure up the OL cause that is what the entire offense revolves around. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

FLBoy84
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Agree there’s no question OT (even b/u OG too) has to be addressed, just don’t think we’re screwed if it doesn’t happen in the 1st is all. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

CrackerBall
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It’s difficult to argue with the selection of Javon Kinlaw – but we can’t keep ignoring the OL. We need a RT for sure… and somebody like a Tyler Biadasz at RG (or to take over C from Ryan Jensen after 2020) Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Captain Sly
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“This is a deep draft for OT so let’s take one in the 2nd or 3rd”. I got sick of hearing this argument last year and I hate it even more this year. Jason Licht needs to get serious about fixing this oline or else we could be looking at another season with Winston playing Hero Ball. “Times up let’s Fix the Line” Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Austin Williams
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I could not agree more. Sure up the line and Winston will be fine, as will the running game Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Hockey Duckie
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Last year, we ran up the gut 70% of the time. I would think about improving at the interior than at RT, which ran at 12% of the time. (These stats can be found at Football Outsiders under Offensive lines.) The problem could be Cappa, as he’s the weakest link on the Oline and interior OLine. We still need a long term solution at RT too. But I think GM Licht will be doing GM Licht things as he relies on another weak link in Cappa like he did with Benenoch and Pamphile before him. I think it’s odd to… Read more »

FLBoy84
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To be fair, we have a RT who even BA said couldn’t really run block anymore, and a LT who’s only motivated to move more than a few feet if you tape a 4-foot pole to his helmet with a doughnut hanging from the end. So there’s that… 🙂 Considering we’re currently the only team in the league with 3 OL’men making more than $10M/yr, the results need to be way better. While Cappa has improved, just staying status quo and not bringing in legit competition can’t happen again. And by legit, not referring to Earl Watford types. Rate this… Read more »

nitey
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No problem from me Joe, I’m fine with fans of other teams commenting on Ledyard’s stories. So Welcome (at least from me). I like the selection of Kinlaw in the 1st mainly because picking the 4-5th offensive tackle here seems like a waste of a #1 pick. Not sure how I feel about taking another 2nd round running back here even if the guy is a beast. I think my feelings will be swayed by how the quarterback situation plays out. I can understand holding out hope for Evans but Dugger still sounds like a better choice here for me.… Read more »

Spitfire
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I am more concerned about taking a “Top” Olineman that has question marks like his motor or technique than I am what “Rank” he is at his position. Whenever we pick, if there is an Olineman there that will improve our line and checks out to be a starter for years then I would take him. It is just rare to be able to get a good Olineman in FA (especially a Tackle) that doesn’t crush the bank. You have to Draft Olinemen, I am just tired of seeing guys come in from rounds 3 -6 and rarely even Round… Read more »

cgmaster27
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Dont mind kinlaw at all. Although im surprised you dont have dobbins from Ohio state going in the 1st 2 rounds. Id prefer him out of the backs if we take ome in round 2. Im of the ilk i hope the bucs take a runningback in the 3rd. In this case both dobbins and cam Akers would both be there and we could’ve got a tackle in the second round. No way we can depend on dotson another year. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Welcome to PR Jon, Honestly think it should be OT/OL, but I’m open to your pick shoring up the middle with Kinlaw next to Vita if the Bucs go that route if Suh is not back. Dotson is Done, more risk than reward at this point. Not a ringing endorsement when your coach says if you can’t sweep or run on his side don’t ask him to do it, plus he talks about his body not holding up at his age. If he takes a team friendly deal as a back up, maybe, but i dont see it honestly. Looking… Read more »

Captain Sly
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I agree with your order of priorities here. Tackle has to be our #1 on the big board and close 2nd is Safety. Grant Delpit is tempting at 14 but we cannot ignore the line another season. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

wish-in-one-hand
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I’d love a stud OT @ 14, but what i want and what Tampa does is a different story. So i like to keep my options open so i’m less disappointed each year lol. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

BucRy
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The more I watch Kinlaw the more I like the pick, especially if one of the top offensive linemen isn’t there for us. I like going running back in the 2nd round as well to go with Rojo. I’m kind of surprised I’m not seeing dobbins in the 2nd either. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

cvillebucfan
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Good draft IF we can somehow get better at OL and being that it appears we won’t be addressing that in R1 or R2 I don’t know if we could get that done in FA. Love both players though. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

FLBoy84
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Like Kinlaw as well, but have a little concern with some of the things he showed in Mobile. He has a bit of an angry facial demeanor, but his DL coach was continually trying to get him fired up during drills. Even scolded him after he patted an Olineman on the shoulder after a one-on-one. One thing Suh has brought to this DL is an attitude, especially in the run game. Slightly concerned Kinlaw may have more of McCoy’s demeanor than Suh’s. Still a heck of a player though regardless. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please… Read more »

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I would be disappointed blowing another pick on a running back in the second round. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucsfan1983
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Not a fan of this. OT should be priority number 1. If any of Wirfs, Wills, Thomas, Beckton are there at 14, you take them. You have both Thomas and Beckton falling into the 20s, yet have Josh Jones at 11. Jones is the 5th best OT in this group and you have him going 11th. You think people are enamored too much with Beckton’s size, yet you are enamored with Jones due to Senior Bowl. Edwards-Helaire is a 3rd/4th round pick. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

BigSombrero
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Definitely agree that C.E.H., aka Darren Sproles 2.0, will be a solid role player for some team in the 3rd round. He definitely will not be the first RB off the board. Swift, Taylor, Dobbins, THEN Edwards is this observer’s guess. Can’t wait to find out in April! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Bowles is going to want another front seven defender with the first pick again. Arians made it clear that he wants to build up the defense at the end of the season. I mean there is a chance Bowles falls in love with a safety or if the Bucs want an massive upgrade at OT. Or even QB being in play with the first pick. But from reading between the lines Bowles wants another front seven defender to add to the already strong emerging unit. A youth injection of Kinlaw next to Vea with D. White behind them is very… Read more »

BigSombrero
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I think the most interesting thing is that Ledyard didn’t give “generational talent” props to a single offensive lineman. Sure, he had teams taking them early even though there are “concerns” about technique and ability with every single top tackle. I’m REALLY REALLY surprised the people on here aren’t whining and crying you didn’t mock draft an overrated project on the offensive line. @pewterreportjl Teams don’t “sure up” a position. They SHORE up a position. You’re gonna be writing for a seaworthy team, gotta know the lingo bud. Shoring is what sailors do on the ship when there are leaks.… Read more »

BigSombrero
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*If you want to learn more about sailing, shoring, or anything maritime related, check out T.A. Mahoney’s! They’re located on Adamo and can help with anything from patch kits to flare guns! Shout out to Mark Cook. Lol. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

cgmaster27
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Nice transition sir, definitely one fitting of the pewter nation podcast. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

geno711
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I had an attorney that I worked with who always thought a phrase was nip it in the butt. I told her the correct phrase was nip it in the bud. The bud being from a plant. Those phrases all have their origin that gives them some true meaning. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

BigSombrero
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Funny stuff. Maybe she was thinking that’s what dogs do to keep bad guys away, they nip ’em in the butt! Lol. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Horse
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We’re all guessing at this point in time. As we use to say in Vietnam, “it don’t mean nothin”. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Wausa
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I will just copy my same response from last month when Pewter Report did their first mock draft(By the way SappAttack Becton will be a first round pick): Wausa Jan. 15, 2020 at 4:37 pm A running back that may be cut is Devante Freeman. He would be a solid pick up for the Bucs in free agency. I like the DT from South Carolina, but to me I want the Bucs first round pick to be one of these three young men: Andrew Thomas OT Georgia Mekhi Becton OT Louisville Jedrick Wills OT Alabama The Bucs are in desperate… Read more »

fredster
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I’m no draft expert, but I know this one thing as fact. If Dotson is the starter again next year this run game will not improve over last year. I guarantee that. So With this plan better hope a “start now” quality OT is available 2nd rd. Or we are back to same situation as last year. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Hockey Duckie
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Don’t you mean two seasons ago? We went into 2018 draft without addressing the starting RG position. In the draft, we waited until the bottom of the third round for Cappa. (We could have traded up for either OG Will Hernandez or OG Braden Smith, who transitioned to a very good RT.) Benenoch wasn’t an answer at RG. Cappa couldn’t beat Benenoch out at RG. We were screwed in 2018. With that said, we pass protected better and gained more yards on the ground in 2018 than in 2019, where the Oline group was better. Yikes! Last draft, we heard… Read more »

skyrider
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I’m sorry but this draft doesn’t make sense when you know we need to get O-line in the 1st then you’ve selected running back Helaire when Jonathan Taylor, JK Dobbins, and D’Andre Swift hasn’t even been selected yet!!!!! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Dman
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It’s O line….. Again, our RB’s are in the Top 3 in the league in getting hit behind the line of scrimmage. Great O lines make average RB’s look Great. Average O lines make Great RB look average. Star RB’s in the Super Bowl were undrafted FA’s…. Star RB’s in the Super Bowl were undrafted FA’s…. Star RB’s in the Super Bowl were undrafted FA’s…. Think about it…. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Hockey Duckie
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We don’t even have an average OLine. LoL According to FBO, we’re 23rd in Run Blocking and 22nd in Pass Blocking. We improved in run blocking, but regress in pass blocking from 2018. (2018: Run blocking = 31st, Pass blocking = 15th) So there’s that. Great RBs can make average OLines look better. We saw that happen in 2015 with Doug Martin. Martin and Sims ranked 1st in open field yards, meaning they made the Oline look better than it should. But that Oline was still above average in run blocking and pass blocking. Martin was a 1st round pick.… Read more »

EastEndBoy
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It seems a bit of a luxury pick for a team that hasn’t had a winning season in …..a looooong time. I mean, how can the Bucs afford to use the 14th overall pick on a guy that “won’t have to play major snaps as a rookie,”…I want this pick to play major snaps….all of them quite frankly. If we want to let our 3rd or 4th round rookies sit for a year and learn, ok – but not the 14th overall pick. Therefore, I think we need a OT – one who can at a minimum start every game… Read more »

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Don’t know what order. But the Bucs would do themselves good to take an OT, RB and perhaps a D lineman. We shall see. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Alldaway 2.0
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Alldaway 2.0

Yes, OT, RB, DL and WR. Throw in an edge rusher too. But free agency will determine a lot of this as well. Bucs have cap space. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

fanofdabucs
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First of all, great job on your mock. These things will always be criticized no matter what. Secondly, any mock that takes place before FA is a even bigger crapshoot than after. If they choose to resign Shaq, Suh and JPP, then they need to focus more on other needs in the draft like RT. But I doubt they sign all 3. Suh will likely be the odd man out and Kinlaw makes a lot of sense. I will say that I think your completely undervaluing Andrew Thomas. He’s the most complete and NFL ready RT in the draft IMO.… Read more »

Teddy
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Interesting that you don’t have Jacob Eason from Washington going in either of the first two rounds. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

drdneast
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Hockie Duckie, one of the reasons we don’t run right is because Demar Dotson is on his last legs and had trouble blocking in space. Also, our RG is still getting adjusted to NFL play but se3ms to be coming along. Still, I like the projected first round pick. Hopefully there will still be a solid RT around when we pick in the second round or they address the need in FA. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Horse
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My thinking is the GM & HC have known for a while what they’re going to do. Right now it’s just a big smoke screen in order to sign certain players and trade a player or two. I doubt anything will be announced about Winston until after the draft. At that point we’ll be saying “oh that’s why they did what they did”. No matter what I’m going to support it. Go Bucs! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

BigSombrero
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Horse: you gotta get the timeline straight buddy. Free agency comes 6 weeks BEFORE the draft. We will all know who the QB is by the 2nd week in March if it’s a top veteran. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Horse
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Horse

I understand the timeline. Think out of the box. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

BigSombrero
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BigSombrero

Which offensive lineman is a can’t miss prospect this year? By my count, none. Drafting any lineman in round 1 comes with a year or two of growing pains. Who is patient enough to wait for that? Bucs should bring in a veteran like Logan mankins. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

CrackerBall
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Not sure there are any veteran HOF-quality offensive line players out there to bring in – but I would like to see them make a more serious commitment to the OL by selecting players (earlier) that are closer to being a finished product. Some very good players there that could improve this team. They don’t necessarily have to be HOF players, just better than we are rolling out there right now. Shouldn’t be that difficult (unless the 5th Round is where you’re looking). Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

skullandcrossbones
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Such a fun time of year. I love seeing everyone’s picks. If we want the QB position to be productive you must have a steel curtain in front of him capable of protecting in the pass and opening big holes for the backs to run through. Since everyone here loves stats, Winston this past season threw 30 interceptions, fumbled 9 times, and was sacked 47 times and hurried/ hit numerous times per game. You would think that it would be a priority to build a solid offensive line in front of him. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes… Read more »

geno711
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Finally found someone who likes Johan Jackson OG Ohio State more than I do. But 1st pick of the 2nd round. I do not see that for a guy that does not have elite skill sets as a guard. But great year for offensive lineman overall. Dane Brugler has 4 guys at running back in his top 50 none in his top 20. I would not mind having one of those 4 running backs in the 2nd but would not reach for any of them in the 1st. Also, I would not reach for another running back in the 2nd… Read more »

BucWonder
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BucWonder

I prefer the Georgia OT in the 1st, but I like the LSU RB in the 2nd. Go Bucs! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Turk
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I do not think there is a chance Dotson is back, regardless of how easy he would be to sign. I could see them moving Smith to the right side, and picking up a true backside tackle from a deep OT draft. First round picks are tricky – you never want to pass on “that guy” just for need. I would be okay with best athlete or an OT in Round 1. I LOVE the Edwards-Helaire pick in the second round! He is going to be a monster – like a MJD but a little faster! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb… Read more »

awwdembucs
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awwdembucs

Move Cappa to right tackle. Get a guard either FA or Draft. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

awwdembucs
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awwdembucs

Also keep building the Defensive line. If the DB’S keep improving this defense can be special. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

IDGABuc
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IDGABuc

On Dotson and the run game.. I heard Dotson on a podcast I believe, recently, and he specifically said he doesn’t like to run block! Said he liked pass blocking a lot more.. Not a good reason to not try your GD hardest at it imho. You know, to help the team win? He said he probably cost himself a job for saying it and laughed. I wouldn’t be surprised if it did! Not necessarily because someone heard him say that. They wouldn’t have to because you can watch the tape and it’s obvious! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00… Read more »