This 7-round mock draft includes a trade and plenty of help for the defensive & offensive lines.
The Arizona Cardinals, in a bit of a surprise, passed on drafting QB Kyler Murray and selected DT Quinnen Williams number one overall.
The Buccaneers are on the clock with both Josh Allen and Devin White on the board. With multiple trade offers on the table the Buccaneers decide to cut a deal with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills traded their 1st round pick (9), 2nd round pick (40) and their 3rd round pick (74) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their 1st round pick (5). Buffalo selected LB Devin White.
The Buccaneers are on the clock!
Round 1 (From Buffalo)
Ed Oliver, DT, University of Houston
HT: 6’3 WT: 292 lbs
– First-Team All-American (2016, 2017, 2018)
– AAC Defensive Player of the Year (2017)
– AAC Freshman of the Year (2016)
– Outland Trophy (2017)
– Bill Willis Trophy (2016)
– First-Team All-AAC (2016, 2017, 2018)
– AAC All-Freshman Team (2016)
– USA Today All-American (2015)
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Ed Oliver has been moving up most draft boards recently and deservedly so. Oliver is a dangerous pass rusher, disruptive and has a high motor. Oliver will be an instant impact on the Buccaneers defensive line.
Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia
HT 5’11 WT: 185 lbs
– Jim Thorpe Award (2018)
– Consensus All-American (2018)
– First-Team All-SEC (2018)
– Coaches 2nd Team All-SEC (2017)
– Rose Bowl Champion (2018)
– SEC Champion (2017)
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Deandre Baker was originally projected as a 1st rounder. He can play man to man, man off and zone coverage. His versatility alone is invaluable for the Buccaneers. Look for Baker to make an immediate impact, if not challenge for a starting position.
Round 2 (From Buffalo)
Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
HT: 6’6 WT: 318 lbs
– 2018 Morris Trophy Winner
– 2018 All-Pac-12 First Team
– 2017 All-Pac-12 First Team
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The first thing that jumps out at you watching McGary’s tape is his size and physical dominance. He excels at pass protection and is more than capable of starting from day one.
Nasir Adderley, DB/S, Delaware
WT: 200 pounds
– Blue Hen Touchdown Club DPOTW
– Third team All-CAA honors
– 1st-Team ECACA All-East
– 1st-Team All-CAA
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Nasir Adderley brings several things to the table. His ability to play Corner or Safety are of great value. Adderley’s play in the box is great. He is a hard hitter and text book form tackler. He could easily push for, if not earn, a starting position in training camp.
Round 3 (From Buffalo)
Jachai Polite, EDGE, Florida
HT: 6’2. WT: 242 lbs
– All-American honors from the AP
– Second-team all-conference (SEC coaches)
– First-Team All-SEC (2018)
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Jachai Polite is a presence off the edge. Polite has several pass rush moves and can counter with the best of them.
Khalil Hodge, LB, University at Buffalo
HT: 6’1 WT: 245 lbs.
– 2x All-MAC linebacker
– Bednarik watch list
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Khalil Hodge is a ball hawking linebacker. He has great coverage skills and is a solid tackler. Khalil will be a standout on special teams and provide quality depth and rotation to the linebacking unit.
Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
HT: 5’11 WT: 215 lbs
– Second team All-Big Ten (2018)
– Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week
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Miles Sanders dropping to day 3 of the draft isn’t surprising in a draft full of mid-round RB talent. Sanders is excellent in space, elusive and hits the hole hard.
Maxx Crosby, EDGE, Eastern Michigan
HT: 6’5 WT 247 lbs
– MAC Player of the Week
– Preseason All-MAC by Athlon
– First Team All-MAC
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Maxx Crosby did it all for Eastern Michigan. He was just as much a force off the edge as he was stuffing the run between the tackles. Great depth and potential to be a starter down the road.
Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
HT: 5’10 WT: 185 lbs
– 2x CFP national champion (2016, 2018)
– Third team All-ACC (2018)
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Hunter Renfrow is basically Adam Humphries 2.0. He has great hands and is very reliable. Renfrow should contribute immediately on special teams and push for playing time on offense.
This mock draft addresses several team needs not just with starters, but quality depth that could become starters.
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