Round 4: Auburn CB Jamel Dean
6-1, 206 – Junior

Previous Pick: Central Michigan CB Sean Bunting
Tampa Bay continues to address its secondary with the selection of Dean, who is one of the fastest cornerbacks in this year’s draft class. Dean played opposite Carlton Davis, who was the Bucs’ second-round pick last year, at Auburn, and is similarly built at 6-foot-1, 206 pounds. Like Davis, Dean thrives in press-man coverage, which is the style of play that Tampa Bay is shifting towards under new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

Dean ran a 4.30 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, which is quite a feat considering the multiple knee surgeries he’s had dating back to high school. According to NFL.com, Dean was medically disqualified at Ohio State and then wound up at Auburn where he suffered another knee injury that kept him out of the 2016 season. Dean was able to play in 2017 and ’18 and was a productive starter for the Tigers defense. Not wanting to risk another knee injury, Dean left for the NFL Draft after his junior season.

Dean’s Auburn Career Defensive Stats
2017: 43 tackles, 8 PBUs, 2.5 tackles for loss,
2018: 30 tackles, 9 PBUs 2 tackles for loss, 2 INTs, 1 sack, 1 FR

The Cocoa, Fla. native has limited production, but really good upside due to his speed, length and physicality in coverage. Dean allowed less than a 40 percent completion percentage as a junior in 2018.

The Bucs could use another talented press cornerback, especially since Vernon Hargreaves III and Ryan Smith are entering contract years in Tampa Bay this season. If his knee injuries are a thing of the past – and he has been healthy for the past two seasons – Dean could be quite a steal on Day 3 for the Bucs.

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57 COMMENTS

  1. As much as I love White as a prospect. I have a hard time taking him with the #5 pick. I think he has the potential to be a great player, but his tackling issues are not something I can really overlook. After losing Kown, another LSU linebacker with tackling issues, do we really want to spend our top 5 pick on a player with similar tackling issues. Let’s assume we do draft him, how much better is he going to be than Kwon? And will filling a hole at MLB really get us more wins that an Oliver/Williams/Allen/Bosa would. I put it this way, we had 5 wins last year, plugging in a player at a position we lost that is very similar (while albeit may be better) won’t change too much IMO. give me a stud D-lineman who is gonna wreak havoc on the opposing QB. or trade down and take White (or bush who I love almost as much) and give me more picks!

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  2. This looks very much like a Jason Licht draft……..in other words just plain BAD! If they wait again until the fifth or sixth round to upgrade the worst rushing game in the league they may as well not even bother drafting one. This mock, if it’s actually what Scott thinks they’ll do, shows we’re in for another 5 years of garbage football!

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  3. White at 5 is not good value at all.

    Secondly, this draft as a whole is not very good. I give it a C-

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  4. If we cut McCoy, and then dont replace him until the 5th round? This is just a terrible draft all around. Safety in the 2nd? We have Evans, Whitehead, Stewart, Brice, and Buccanon all back there. I think this is a pretty poor draft all around. Also taking another small school o-lineman………just stop, please get a big school o-lineman who played against quality competition. Also not really adding anything to the pass rush. I get it, it is hard to hit everything in the draft but this is a big swing and a miss for me

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  5. Was thinking similar re: McCoy, unless him still being a Buc this season was calculated in by PR. Would be helpful to know the roster setup prior to the draft the writer has in mind when they do one of these so it can be judged fairly.

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  6. I liked the previous mock draft better. Two more DB/Saftey positions after last years draft? Two running backs? I’d be happy with an all DL/OL draft. Besides the marquee, hyped-up players, find some hungry, tough, ready to prove themselves linemen who can take good coaching and become, at the very least, quality back-ups.

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  7. Yeah don’t like this one either. Waits until too late for a DL in a stacked DL class and once again relies on a small school project OL. Savage, while a good player, isn’t exactly a pressing need currently. And Devin White at 5 would really be a terrible value. Waiting til later for a pass catching RB makes some sense at least…otherwise this entire thing really ignores value and needs for some questionable choices. Sadly, I could see something exactly like this happening though.

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  8. This mock draft would work if we were better than a team drafting 5th overall. I don’t understand the infatuation with drafting lineman from small schools. We hit on Ali who is my favorite Buc. Can we put a scout or two at Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, or Ohio State? We draft as if we are one player away; we’re not. We need to trade down, draft Oliver and Lindstom and possibly two more interior lineman. Lastly, can we try to avoid players who are considered projects? Go Bucs!

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  9. Except for Devin White I hope not.

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  10. Long time reader and love pewter report and mark cook on the podcast and everyone at pewter but this mock was so bad that it forced me to post for the first time. Ignoring the trenches and just bad value and too many reaches. We cant fix everything in this draft but this is the year to fix the trenches. First round bosa, williams, Allen, oliver, burns if we trade down, 2nd round polite will be there and had a bad predraft but in the games did his job, 3rd we have to fix the online and dieter will be there and although he can play tackle which is a huge plus he would be great at guard, 4th we grab the best running back from plenty of options. Now the line and offense are fixed. 5th round get the best slot corner and more land should be there, 6th grab hurd as our rb/wr who can line up in the backfield and then stay in to block or take a screen or motion to the slot or take a handoff. In the 7th take the best lb. To compete with minter as there are still bangers at that point. We fix the lines and the offense and add a slot cb who can start. Yes we could use more secondary but you cant fix everything but we could move on from McCoy which would allow us to grab a few more free agents. I like Cashman in the 3rd at lb and savage at safety but fix the trenches and let the secondary develop with better coaching and scheme.

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  11. A lot of analysts are projecting Savage as a slot corner and Daniel Jeremiah said last night on the NFL network to not be surprised if Tytus Howard gets picked towards the end of round one from what he is hearing.

    I’d rather the Bucs solidify their lines(Bucs have had meetings with all of the following) with a draft that looks like the following:
    1) Ed Oliver DL Houston
    2) Chris Lindstrom OG Boston College
    3) Zach Allen DE Boston College
    4) Damien Harris RB Alabama
    5) Max Scharping OT Northern Illinois
    6) Jalen Jelks OLB Oregon
    7) Derrick Baity CB Kentucky

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  12. I’m on board with that draft.

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  13. No knock against you Scott because this may be what you are hearing but this is a terrible draft if it happens. You take a draft strong in DL talent and don’t select one until the 4th round? You take another safety in the 2nd round as if we don’t already have enough bodies. Bowles needs to focus on finding 2 starters from Justin Evans, Jordan Whitehead and MJ Stewart. Then we are back on this ridiculous small school kick with another RT that will probably need time to develop. I get Ali Marpet worked out but that’s few and far in between draft some guys from the SEC that are used to the weather, competition and generally are ready to play. I understand this isn’t an easy job outing together a mock but this would completely miss the mark IMO but then again that’s usually how Licht drafts so I wouldn’t be shocked if this is straight from the meatheads big board.

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  14. I do not want White with number 5. I hear Trever today say that’s not what PR wants either that is just what they think the Bucs will do. So it’s not y’alls fault but I hope they don’t. I would also rather see Risner or Lindstrom in the 2nd and go Secondary in the 3rd and 4th if you have to…

    Every time it’s laid out in front of me it reinforces that I still think that is Bosa and Williams are gone at Number 5 I hope we can and will trade down. An extra 2nd and/or 3rd is what we need to fill this team out. That way we can maybe come away with 2 Olinemen a DT, a LB and CB/SS inside the first 3 rounds… I feel like it is imperative…

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  15. I don’t get that a MLB isn’t worth the 5th pick in the draft. He’s the Q.B. of the defense, he can cover, blitz, and from looking at Whites highlights TFL against the run is huge. An edge rusher is just that, if they had a great year with let’s say 10 sacks, that’s less then one meaningful play a game over a 16 game season. You need an answer for the Brees’ in our division, but you better be able to get the McCafferys, and Kamaras on the ground also. As for the second, and third round picks, now get your DT, and or DE, this draft is loaded with them, or get the best RT you can find, Dotsons had it. We drafted two corners last year, Licht blew the M.J. pick so you can look at him as your drafted safety for this year. We already used a second round pick on safety Evans just two years ago. I know our secondary sucks, but that’s because Licht can’t draft, a second round safety from Maryland? Yuc, throw that pick on the the rest of Licht’s heap. McCoys all but gone, JPP won’t be around much longer, yet Scott wants to infuse more youth into an already young secondary? It starts in the trenches, get some linemen, not more baby safeties, and corners.

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  16. To each his own!…..I love it. Especially the Savage, Dean and Pollard picks. It’s all scrap shoot, and like the old adage goes…..you can’t teach speed!

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  17. Bucs Mock Draft – Final

    Draft Strategy – Stand Pat

    This mock assumes that one of OLB/DE Josh Allen or DT Quinnen Williams will fall to the Bucs at #5. I am pretty sure DT Ed Oliver will be there. My preference is Williams, Allen, and Oliver in that order at #5. Substitute either name depending on who is at the top of the board.

    RD1 – DT Quinnen Williams/Alabama 6-4 303 4.93
    RD2 – S Jonathan Abram/Mississippi State 5-11 205 4.45
    RD3 – OT Tytus Howard/Alabama State
    RD4 – DE/OLB Jachai Polite/Florida 6-3 254 4.72
    RD5 – DE/OLB Derick Roberson/Sam Houston State 6-4 250 4.65
    RD6 – WR Jalen Hurd/Baylor 6-5 228 4.65
    RD7 – RB Darwin Thompson/Utah State 5-8 200 4.50

    See you draft night Buc fans. Go Bucs

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  18. Bosa, Williams, Allen are my 3 picks that we should not pass up on no matter if one of them are their at 5..I like Oliver too, and he would allow us to move on from McCoy and his large contract. If none of those guys are their then we should trade down to pick up more picks instead of just drafting white..we could always just trade down and just grab bush who is just as good as white.

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  19. All I can say is 🤢 🤮 no D- lineman until the 5th? God I hope you are wrong.

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  20. My preference is Williams, Allen, Bosa in any order at #5. I love macabee’s picks. There are no all-pro stud RBs this year. These RBs are a dime a dozen so pick one who fits the offense in later rounds. Wait for a better year. Our problem was the OL.

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  21. Bucs Mock Draft – Final

    Draft Strategy – Trade Down

    Drafts are dynamic and must be executed as the draft unfolds. If one of the top 3 D-Linemen do not fall to the Bucs, there are 5 teams that could be potential trade down partners with the Bucs. They are all QB needy teams. The Redskins at #15 (pretty sure they trade for Josh Rosen), Dolphins at #13 (they may sit this one out), Bengals at #11 (best bet to replace Dalton), Broncos at #10 (in love with Drew Lock, possibility but already traded 4th for Flacco), and the Giants at #6 (highly unlikely) who may trade up 1 to ensure they get their QB of choice. If offered, I will trade down with the Bengals at #11 for a 2nd and 3rd round pick. Trading down, if available, fills so many more holes.

    RD1 – ILB Devin Bush/Michigan 5-11 230 4.38
    RD2 – S Jonathan Abram/Mississippi State 5-11 205 4.45
    RD2 – OG Tytus Howard/Alabama State 6-5 322 5.05
    RD3 – CB Jamel Dean/Auburn 6-1 206 4.30
    RD3 – DE/OLB Jachai Polite/Florida 6-3 254 4.72
    RD4 – OT Max Scharping/Northern Illinois 6-6 327 5.10
    RD5 – DE/OLB Derick Roberson/Sam Houston State 6-4 250 4.65
    RD6 – WR Jalen Hurd/Baylor 6-5 228 4.65
    RD7 – RB Darwin Thompson/Utah State 5-8 200 4.50

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    • I always like and respect your posts and opinions macabee but what is your fascination with a safety being drafted in the 2nd round? There is no chance that will take place due to previous draft picks AND this safety does not rate high enough to warrant the pick (albeit Licht would probably still pull the trigger).

      Additionally, Polite will not fall to the 4th round. He is projecting to be 2nd or at worst, 3rd.
      Love your posts!!

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      • You may be right about the chance of a safety being taken by the Bucs in the 2nd round afterall these are mock drafts. But Jonathan Abram is the highest rated safety in the draft and is slotted in the late 1st or early second. See Walterfootball, NFLDraftScout, or other rating agencies and I think you will agree.

        Jachai Polite is falling. He had a terrible Combine, an even worst pro day and hasn’t done well in interviews. you may read here.

        https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jachai-polite?id=3219504f-4c11-3764-b3c6-cc83363f62fb

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  22. Everyone is against taking White and I don’t get it. If he is truly as good as people are saying then you take him and let him be the QB of the defense for the next 10 years. Yes I know he plays middle LB, which has to be a guy that can do everything from tackle to blitz to cover so why not get the best available. He will probably be better than Kwon and John Lynch thought it was important enough position to pay him 13mil a year. I love the thought of having White, if Allen is gone then White is my pick or Ed Oliver. But don’t pass on a player that is a sure thing to draft a player and hope he’s good. Drafting the best player available is just that not best position available.

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  23. I will throw my remote at the TV if the Bucs draft another 2nd round safety. We have enough talent at safety already, they just need to be coached up. That 2nd round pick MUST be a trench pick: best lineman available on either side. There is a reason that safety is so easy to find in FA… there are plenty of them around. No need to spend additional high draft capital. We need to build the trenches!!!

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    • thegeebo, I understand the sentiment. We’re moving M.J. Stewart, last year’s 2 round corner to safety. Justin Evans is there. What’s going on? Well something is and Scot and I are trying to read Arians mind. He has 2 of the top 5 safeties in the nation coming in for a private visit – Abram and Savage. The others are Taylor Rapp, Juan Thornhill and Nasir Adderly. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire – or so we think!

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  24. Mizzoubucs24, I’m not against White. I think the Bucs are still interested in ILB Darron Lee/Jets that played for DC Bowles last year and knows the system. May be some kind of deal involving McCoy. I’m guessing here. As most mock analyst are saying, the Bucs could very well pick White at #5. And if they did, I’m gonna welcome him to Tampa. Nobody knows, not even the Bucs. I’ve seen a mock where Gruden takes white at #4. lol.

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  25. I agree with everyone who says we need to draft the trenches. We need OL and DL bad. But I believe if Devin White is the next Ray Lewis or Patrick Willis like some people are saying then it shouldn’t matter what position he plays you draft him and worry about DT or DE later. If we can trade down and get picks do it, we are still going to get a good player. I just don’t want us to pass on White because we need to replace McCoy, I thought that’s why we drafted Vea. Our second round pick has to be Oline either right tackle or right guard but absolutely not a safety!!! I don’t think we should even draft a safety.

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  26. Here’s my opinion and it is only based on which is more important on the Defensive side as this is a higher priority than the Offensive side right now.
    We need a real 3-4 DE. If the top 3 DE’s guys aren’t there, then, I’m going for the top DT or CB available. Round 1. This is based on no trading down; DE
    Round 2 ; got to be another CB or OL.
    Round 3 BPA
    Round 4-7 based on need.

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  27. I’m back to not liking it. How many safeties are we going to pick in the second round? We need the trenches heavy in this draft. Also, I like white but not st 5.

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  28. Gotta have massive impact in this draft. I think there are some tropes that will be useful like, “Build it from the front back” and “Offense sells tickets but defense wins championships.”

    Jason Licht has some tendencies that have largely been ignored in these mocks. He likes to trade back in the first round and trade up in the second or third. He also likes linebackers later and has had a knack at identifying talent deep in the draft at that position. I can’t see him standing pat AND taking an ILB there. Order of importance of positions on the field are generally QB, DE, LT, DT, and CB. If you believe you have the QB and LT, next on the list is DE and DT. That is your first two rounds.

    That said, here goes my take on the strategy the Bucs should take…

    Round 1 – DE/OLB or DT. Williams, Allen, Sweat, Oliver, or Burns depending on standing pat or trading back.
    Round 2 – DT or DE/OLB. Simmons, Tillery, Burns, Polite in that order
    Round 3 – CB time. Oruwariye may be sitting right here for the taking
    Round 4 – ILB taken here. The Jason Licht special!
    Round 5 – RB. Bruce Arians likes them late and hungry. Henderson may be available.
    Round 6 – DT/DE/OT/OG from a small school. Beef up front on either side of the ball.
    Round 7 – DT/DE/OT/OG from a small school. Beef up some more.

    Bucs can then cut an over-hyped players and train a few others to take bigger roles at key spots next year. I would be 100% on board with an all defense draft focused on a front 7 makeover.

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  29. If the draft goes this way from the second round pick on, this is going to be a very rough couple of years. I will also have lost faith in Arians ability to gauge talent.

    In another thought though, what are some of your thoughts about bringing in Manziel???
    I think he is worth the look due to his history with Evans and the penchant for Winston to error. I would love to see this happen!!

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  30. wolfet, maybe not the 2nd round but obviously one more. lol. The Bucs are dabbling in the AAF today and announce the signing of safety Orion Stewart 6-2 185. He’s 25, played at Baylor, with San Antonio in AAF. Never a dull moment. Go Bucs!

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  31. What is it about JPP’s performance last year makes anyone think he won’t be around much longer? He could easily play another 4 years… He only just turned 30 and played as good as he ever has last year…

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  32. 1 – Brian Burns – DE
    2 – Jeffery Simmons – DT
    3 – Sean Bunting – CB
    4 – Tre Watson – LB
    5 – Byron Cowart – DT
    6 – Tyler Roemer – OT
    7 – Malcolm Pridgeon – OG

    Trade down for 2nd and 3rd

    1 – Devin Bush – LB
    2a – Jeffery Simmons – DT
    2b – Zach Allen – DE
    3a – Sean Bunting – CB
    3b – Bobby Evans – OT
    4 – Will Grier – QB
    5 – Byron Cowart – DT
    6 – Derick Roberson – DE
    7 – Malcolm Pridgeon – OG

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  33. That was an excellent 7 round mock draft, well done. I would be very happy if we took Josh Allen if he is still available in round 1 and if not then Devin White. I like the second round pick with Maryland Safety Darnell Savage and I hope we get Jamel Dean for a cornerback as well. We need to try to avoid drafting a mid 4.5 forty corner and aim for a blazing fast corner and Jamel Dean fits well keeping up with a receiver on the deep ball. I also like the choices of offensive lineman, Byron Cowart, and especiall the round 7 pick of the wide receiver/rb from Baylor jaylen hurd at 6’6 226lbs. If i would make a change to your draft list, I would change the 6th round pick of memphis running back Tony Pollard and change it to Ty Summers. Summers played quarterback in hs and TCU moved him to linebacker in college. When TCU defensive end had an injury, he even filled in at d line. Runs a 4.5 forty and tough. He goes hard and Bucs coaches could use him in many different spots like outside/middle linebacker and on special teams as the upback on punt team. Great draft list.

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  34. Two trench players isn’t enough IMO. If the Bucs don’t come away with at least three trench players their scouting board is fundamentally wrong.

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  35. Riddick, McShay, and Kiper were raving about Devin White and what he would bring to the Bucs tonight on ESPN.
    Can’t teach speed, motivation, and leadership. Apparently White is the entire package.

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  36. The Bucs are desperate for a playmaker in the secondary, Savage seems to fit that mold. The Bucs were dreadful in turnover differential, only 9 ints for our defense with 4 from Adams. This defense is terrible at creating turnovers.

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  37. Wow Scott, probably your worst draft.

    I can almost reconcile White at #5 – destined to be a Pro Bowler, maybe an All-Pro. But, you’ve got no help for the Oline by taking a “project” in the third and no help for the Dline.

    And I love Aburn guys, but Dean is a great speedster – I watched his combine 40 – but he’s not a good cover corner.

    Wasting picks on RB and WR is ridiculous. Pick those guys up in FA after the draft. We need help in the trenches, why don’t people get that.

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  38. Also, Byron Cowart was a total BUST at Auburn. I’d take Dontavious Russell our him every day or the week!

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  39. The more I read about Brian Burns the more I realize how good he’s gonna be in the NFL. The guy is smart and has actual production. People are taking about Ed Oliver who had 3 sacks last year. No more picking guys that have Zero production, they aren’t gonna magically go from 3 Sacks one college to 20 sacks in the NFL like Aaron Donald. I want hard working Intelligent Football players that are guaranteed to give you their all and as close to a guarantee as you can get to not be a Boom or Bust.

    Also, if we get a Lineman in the 3rd Round what happened to Dru Samia?

    If we could trade down and get (fill in the blanks)

    1. LB/DE Burns
    2. OL Risner
    2. DT
    3. LB
    3. OL Dru Samia
    4. CB
    5. RB
    6. LB
    7. OL

    I know you can’t count on a trade down partner, but to me that draft looks far better to me than betting the Farm on someone like Allen not being a one year wonder in College. This kind of Draft addresses basically all of our needs, especially if we come away with Hardworking quality guys… How could filling those positions not get us off on the right foot in 2019?

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  40. I want Ed Oliver all the way. I don’t care who is there unless Quinnen Williams or Josh Allen happens to drop. We need Linebackers but this is a Defensive line rich draft and there are 20 guys worth taking early and I think Oliver is the best one.

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  41. I know you cant fix everything with 1 draft but here’s my mock from the draft network
    1. Ed Oliver
    2. Jachai Polite
    3. Trayvon Mullen
    4. Max Scharping
    5. Beau Benzschawel
    6. Benny Snell
    7. Hunter Renfro

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  42. Rather see Boss or Williams at 5 but white or Bush both be decent at 5. 2nd rd rather see too RT Bucs have grades taken. You cannot over emphasize how important to fix this O line is. The offense will not be better if it isn’t period and I don’t care who the coach or QB or RB is it will not matter!

    3rd rd would like to see best DT or DE taken.

    After that I don’t really care and so many different scenarios….

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  43. Meant I’d rather see Bosa, Allen, or Williams taken at 5.

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  44. This is gonna be a big season and the picks at the top should be:

    1. Jon Snow – Leadership, Swordplay, DireWolf, Lord Commander, and King in the North.
    2. Danarys Targaryen – Resistant to fire and has dragons, dothraki, and unsullied! Easy second round pick.
    3. Cersei Lanister – Destructive force who’s best defense is a strong attacking offense at home.
    4. Arya Stark – Sneaky Redshirt Freshman that has talent to play in the big game.
    5. Tyrion Lanister – Two way player, even though he is short for the position.
    6. Bronn – Great 6th round pickup. This guy will risk everything to get a castle!
    7. Gilly’s Baby Sam – Pure blood line and young enough to survive the long night ahead.

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  45. Spitfire, you realize Geno Atkins was not very productive in college and is not a perennial pro-bowler. Also, is Oliver supposed to get double digit sacks at the nose tackle position?

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  46. Agree with others that Devin White at 5 is way too rich but if it happens I will live with it.

    Stand-Pat-Devin White scenario:

    1-Devin White ILB
    2-Jeffery Simmons DT/DE
    3-BPA interior OL – Ben Beanshwezel/Elgton Jenkins/Michael Dieter – find yourself a plug and play RG
    R4-R7-let BPA dictate but get yourself a 3-4 OLB/DE, a versatile secondary player that can play nickle, a RB, and an OT

    Stand-pat-non White scenario:

    1-Ed Oliver DT (or Williams DT / Josh Allen OLB/DE if there)
    2-Chris Lindstrom OG
    3-Jachai Polite OLB/DE (or a DT if we went with Allen R1, or OG if we go Josh ALlen / Jeffery Simmons R1 & R2)
    R4-R7 same plan but substitute OLB/DE with ILB

    Trade down to 11 for another 2/3 (most realistic trade agree with Macabee)

    11-Devin Bush ILB
    2A-Jeffery Simmons DT
    2B-Chris Lindstrom/Elgton Jenkins OG
    3A-Miles Sanders RB
    3B-Jachai Polite OLB/DE
    4-7 nickle CB / OT / WR / S

    Basically where my head is at in terms of value / how to attack this specific draft for what we need

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  47. Yeah, I’d have to join the main sentiment and say I would be pretty unhappy with this draft. But it gets you thinking at least!

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  48. I still love D. White, but I still don’t think his value in a 3-4 defense warrants the #5 overall pick. I know I’m in the minority but I still think CB D. Baker or OT J. Williams is the better value. I would still try to trade down and take whoever among Baker, White or Williams is still available, in that order of preference.

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  49. Berto, no but he is an undersized DT that isn’t heavy enough to handle eating up the run by himself, especially in a 3-4. He is undersized and takes to be like an Aaron Donald type that can get to the QB but doesn’t have that kind of production. Why would you want an undersized DT that doesn’t get after the QB? DT aren’t meant to be sack machines but are meant to eat up the run and take on double teams and disrupt up the middle and I don’t see a guy at 285 doing that very well. So what does he bring to the table then?

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  50. I have no idea if D White will be worth the 5th over all pick but watching the highlight video he looks very fast but he goes untouched on 99% of them plays. (I doubt that will happen in the NFL as much). Anybody else notice that? GO BUCS!!!

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  51. Thanks for bringing up Hurd, Scott. We could get him late and he would make an excellent third down power back who could replace Barber if he goes down. Pollard would be a good run back player and can catch passes out of the backfield too. However, we don’t need anymore Safeties, we have to have Lindstrom or one of the other quality Guards to play RG and a OT who can play right or left. Also a big DE who can replace GMC like Texas DE Omenihu who has a quick takeoff like GMC and can put on 20 more pounds of muscle on his frame easily and tall enough to knock down passes and is a relentless DE with good production beating Ga. in his bowl game and looked good in the Senior Bowl! Get a big strong CB like Kentucky’s to play CB when we shift our Gator Corner to Slot Corner in obvious big passing downs.

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  52. Poor Scott. Every year Pewter Report puts out what seem to be endless Mock Drafts and every year they are mocked even though out of the 7 selections, maybe 2 will be correct. It’s just hysterical to see folks second guess………….the guess, as if theirs is any more valid. I used to waste my time jotting down these pointless scenarios of what the Bucs might do. I’d read all of the magazines, Mel, the late Joel (he was the best) and countless others to make my list, only to have whatever dubious knowledge I gained mean absolutely nothing the day after the Draft closed. Many times the Bucs drafted a player who wasn’t even in the book. Now, I just sit back and wait for the real thing. I recall sitting in front of the TV screaming for Ronnie Lott when the Bucs selected Hugh Green. When the Bucs are on the clock I’ll probably have a favorite in mind, but I won’t be upset or elated by the choice. What do I know?

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  53. Scubog, spot on. I use to take a vacation day from work to follow the draft; then when I had my own business I told the employees to not bother me during the draft. Now I just watch it and don’t get into it like I did when I was younger. Go Bucs!

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  54. I do the same thing Horse. My wife is spending the weekend at the beach.

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