Pewter Report’s Bucs draft previews and Bucs’ Best Bets are done. Now it’s time for the 2022 NFL Draft! Here is a composite list of all of Pewter Report’s Bucs’ Best Bets. Will we nail any Tampa Bay draft selections this year?

Quarterbacks

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder

It’s doubtful the Bucs would draft a QB this year, but would Ridder be a surprise pick at No. 27? Find out why by clicking here.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: South Dakota State QB Chris Oladokun

The Bucs had Oladokun, a Tampa native, in for a pre-draft visit. Find out why he could warrant a late seventh-round pick as a developmental QB by clicking here.

Running Backs

Texas A&M RB Isaiah Spiller

Texas A&M RB Isaiah Spiller- Photo by: USA Today

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller

The Bucs love Spiller, who averaged just under 1,000 yards per season in his three years for the Aggies. Find out why Tampa Bay brought him in for a Top 30 visit by clicking here.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: Florida’s Dameon Pierce

Pierce might be the best all-around back who can run, catch and pass protect in this year’s draft. Click here to read why Tampa Bay is so interested in the Gators star, who ran for 13 TDs last year.

Wide Receivers

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Arkansas WR Treylon Burks

The Bucs had the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Burks in for a Top 30 visit. Find out why this beast of a receiver could be a great fit in Tampa Bay by clicking here.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: Cincinnati WR Alec Pierce

The 6-foot-3, 211-pound Pierce blazed a 4.41 time in the 40 at the Combine and averaged 17.5 yards per catch. Click here to see why the Bucs are interested in Pierce as a reserve receiver.

Tight Ends

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Colorado State TE Trey McBride

McBride led all tight ends with 90 catches for 1,121 yards and a touchdown last year. Click here to read more on the athletic, 6-foot-4, 246-pounder with a 4.56 time in the 40-yard dash.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: Washington TE Cade Otton

The Bucs had this versatile tight end in for a Top 30 visit prior to the draft. Find out what Otton would bring to Tampa Bay by clicking here.

Guards – Centers

Memphis G Dylan Parham

Memphis G Dylan Parham – Photo courtesy of Memphis

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Memphis G Dylan Parham

The 6-foot-3 Parham played last year at 285 pounds, but gained weight and is up to 311 pounds now. Find out why he could be a Day 2 pick by the Bucs by clicking here.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: Chattanooga G Cole Strange

Drafting the 6-foot-5, 307-pound Strange would be a steal in the fourth round. Find out why he’s like former Bucs guard Alex Cappa by clicking here.

Offensive Tackles

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: UCLA OL Sean Rhyan

Rhyan is a mountain of a man at 6-foot-5, 321 pounds with a massive torso and trunk and thick legs. A three-year starter at left tackle, click here to find out why Rhyan might move inside to guard.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: Southern OL Ja’Tyre Carter

Carter starred at Southern where he played left tackle for the Jaguars. At 6-foot-3, 311 pounds, he might have to move inside to guard. Click here to find out why he’s similar to Tampa Bay’s Nick Leverett.

Defensive Tackles

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Georgia DT Devonte Wyatt

At 6-foot-4, 307 pounds, Wyatt is big enough to stop the run and athletic enough to rush the passer. To find out why Bucs had him in for a Top 30 visit and why he could be the pick at No. 27, click here.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: Tennessee DT Matthew Butler

Butler is battle-tested in the SEC where he notched sacks against the likes of Alabama and Georgia, in addition to sacking Ole Miss’ Matt Corral twice last year. Find out why this 6-foot-4, 297-pounder could be a nice fit in Tampa Bay in the fourth round.

Edge Defenders

Houston DL Logan Hall

Houston DL Logan Hall – Photo by: USA Today

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Houston EDGE-DT Logan Hall

Some teams view Hall as a big 4-3 defensive end, but in Tampa Bay he’s a versatile player that could play 3-4 defensive end, tackle and even on the edge. Read more about this 6-foot-6, 283-pounder, who could be the Bucs’ first-round pick.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: UAB EDGE-DT Alex Wright

At 6-foot-5, 271-pound Wright is a versatile player that can rush the passer inside or from the edge. Find out more about Wright, who had19 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks in his three seasons by clicking here.

Linebackers

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Alabama LB Christian Harris

If the Bucs are thinking about an eventual replacement for Lavonte David in this year’s draft, Harris is the guy. Read more about this 6-foot, 226-pounder with 4.44 speed, who notched 10 career sacks right here.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: LSU LB Damone Clark

Clark is a second- or third-round prospect, but a spinal fusion surgery for a herniated disc will likely cause him to slip to Day 3. The Bucs love LSU linebackers, and you can read more about this potential Day 3 steal right here.

Cornerbacks

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Nebraska CB Cam Taylor-Britt

The physical, 4.38 speedster came in for a Top 30 visit with Tampa Bay. To read more about Taylor-Britt, who started off at strong safety where he forced four fumbles in 2019, click here.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: Mississippi State CB Martin Emerson

At 6-foot-2, 201 pounds, Emerson would be a good fit in Todd Bowles’ scheme on Day 3. Read more about this long cornerback right here.

Safeties

Georgia S Lewis Cine

Georgia S Lewis Cine – Photo by: USA Today

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 1-3: Georgia S Lewis Cine

Cine blazed a 4.37 time at the NFL Scouting Combine just after winning the MVP award in the national championship game vs. Alabama. Click here to read more about a player that the Bucs could draft at No. 27.

Bucs’ Best Bet – Rounds 4-7: S Kerby Joseph

The Bucs had Joseph in for a Top 30 visit and had safeties coach Nick Rapone work him out at his pro day. Find out more about Joseph, who had five interceptions as a late bloomer in 2021 by clicking here.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

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
2 months ago

The Bucs should use some draft picks from next year to pick up three or four players who can be bonafide starters this season. Enough with drafting developmental players in the first three rounds like they did with rubber armed Kyle Trask. The team is still smarting from that stupid move. You would have thought Licht would have learned that lesson from Green Bay’s GM. No wonder his nickname is meathead, he earned it. The future is right now, draft like it.

Jdgamble31
Jdgamble31
Reply to  drdneast
2 months ago

😑🫤😵🙄🥴

scubog
scubog
Reply to  drdneast
2 months ago

And just which 3-4 starters do you think any rookie will supplant? You must have only a year to live the way you keep thinking about 2022 as if it will be the end of the world. Your obsession with Kyle Trask is worrisome.