This 3-round mock draft looks to address the Buccaneers needs in the trenches. Which given the recent history of the Buccaneers offensive & defensive lines, it is a good thing.
The Arizona Cardinals selected Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray number one overall. Followed by the San Francisco 49ers taking DE Nick Bosa. The New York Jets taking DE Montez Sweat. Then in a shocking move, the Oakland Raiders select DE/DT Rashan Gary instead of the selecting a QB as it has been reported.
The Buccaneers are on the clock!
1st Round (5th Overall)
Quinnen Williams, DT, University of Alabama
HT: 6’4 WT: 295 lbs
– CFP national champion (2017)
– SEC Champion (2018)
– Outland Trophy (2018)
– Unanimous All-American (2018)
– First-Team All-SEC (2018)
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Quinnen Williams’ tape speaks for itself. With the uncertainty of Gerald McCoy’s future with the Buccaneers, this pick helps solidify the DT position and may seal McCoy’s fate with the Buccaneers.
2nd round (39th Overall)
Dalton Risner, OT/G, Kansas State
– 3× First-team All-Big 12 (2016, 2017, 2018)
– Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year (2018)
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Dalton Risner is graded as a solid 2nd round pick. His tape is solid, his ability to play multiple positions at a high level is a great asset for a team like the Buccaneers that have quality and depth issues on their offensive line.
3rd Round (70th Overall)
Zach Allen, DE, Boston College
HT: 6’4 WT: 285 lbs
– ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week
– George “Bulger” Lowe Award
– All-ACC Second Team
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Zach Allen’s draft stock had fallen after a less than impressive offseason. Allen in the 3rd round is great value for the Buccaneers. His ability to set the edge is his best asset. Allen posted solid numbers for Boston College last year with 61 tackles, 7 sacks, 7 passes defensed and 14.5 Tackles for loss.