This mock draft started with the Arizona Cardinals selecting DT Quinnen Williams and the San Francisco 49ers selecting DE Nick Bosa. The New York Jets selected DE Josh Allen, followed by the Oakland Raiders selecting QB Kyler Murray.
The Buccaneers are on the clock and fielding several phone calls from teams inquiring about trading up.
The Buccaneers agree to trade their 5th overall pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for the Broncos 10th overall pick, a 2nd round pick (41st overall) and a 3rd round pick (71st overall). The Broncos select QB Dwayne Haskins.
The Buccaneers are on the clock.
Round 1 (From Denver)
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
HT: 6’5 WT:301 lbs
– Unanimous All-American (2018)
– Jacobs Blocking Trophy (2018)
– CFP national champion (2017)
– 2x SEC Champion (2016, 2018)
– Third-team All-American (2017)
– 2x First-team All-SEC (2017, 2018)
– Second-team All-SEC (2016)
– USA Today All-American (2015)
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Jonah Williams can play every position on the offensive line. He has exceptional technique and is very intelligent. William’s does struggle a bit against speedy edge rushers, because of that I see him being moved to guard for the Buccaneers.
Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State.
HT: 6’0 WT: 215lbs
– 2019 Senior Bowl Selection
– 2018 Second-Team All-American (The Athletic, – Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, AFCA)
– 2018 Third-Team All-American (Associated Press, Phil Steele)
– 2018 First-Team All-SEC (Associated Press)
– 2018 Second-Team All-SEC (Coaches)
– 2018 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Arkansas)
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Johnathan Abram is an in the box Safety. He has a nose for the ball and for making big plays. Abram does need to work on his coverage skills. Johnathan has all the tools to be an NFL starter, for the Buccaneers that’s exactly what he’ll be.
Round 2 (From Denver)
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 an extremely gifted athlete. He has great speed off the edge, multiple pass rush moves and is a disruptive force off the edge. Polite will contribute if not start from day one.
Conner Mcgovern, OL, Penn State.
HT: 6’5 WT: 312 lbs
– Third team All-Big Ten (2018)
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Conner McGovern could be one of the most football intelligent players in the draft. He possesses exceptional strength and can play multiple positions. McGovern adds quality depth to a Buccaneers offensive line unit that desperately needs it.
Round 3 (From Denver)
Lonnie Johnson Jr., CB, University of Kentucky
HT: 6’3 WT: 206 lbs
-Rated by 247sports as a four-star prospect, the No. 2 safety
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The first thing you notice about Lonnie Johnson Jr. is his size. At 6’3 he has the height that teams covet in a Cornerback. Lonnie does have some things to work on in man coverage. Because of this he will contribute immediately on special teams and add quality depth to a beleaguered Buccaneers secondary.
Linebacker, University at Buffalo
6’1″, 245 lbs.
Hodge is a 4-year senior and two-time All-MAC linebacker who ranked second in the nation in tackles in 2017 with 154. He was named to the preseason watch list for the 2018 Chuck Bednarik Award.
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Khalil Hodge is a versatile LB who can also play from the EDGE position. He has a nose for the ball and is a tackling machine.
Daniel Wise, DT, Kansas
HT: 6’3 WT: 290lbs
– All-Big 12 Third Team
– ESPN.com All-Big 12 First Team
– Piesman Award Watch List
– First Team All-Big 12
– Preseason All-Big 12 First Team
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Daniel Wise is an anchor type guy in the middle. He is great at stacking up blockers and double teams. Daniel will provide solid depth to the middle of the Buccaneers defensive line.
Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor University
HT: 6’5 WT: 228 lbs
– Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2018)
– Outback Bowl MVP (2016)
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Jalen is a raw but gifted talent. He has the size NFL covet and the ability to get better from an already sound base. Look for Hurd to make an impact on special teams early and push for playing time as the season goes on.
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’s draft stock dropped mostly because of a deep draft at the DE and EDGE position. Crosby was a force off the edge while at Eastern Michigan. The Buccaneers are hoping his skill set translates to the NFL.
This mock draft addresses several team needs not just with starters, but quality depth that could become starters.
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