In this Buccaneers 7-round mock draft the team trades out of the first round with San Francisco. By doing so they obtain a future second-rounder and pick up two additional draft picks in this draft.
The Buccaneers sent their first-round pick (27) and their seventh-round (261) to the San Francisco 49ers for their second-round (61), third-round (93), fifth-round (172), sixth-round (187) and their 2023 second-round pick.
Round 2, Pick 60
Arnold Ebiketie, EDGE, Penn St.
HT: 6’3 WT: 256 lbs
Arnold Ebiketie is a dangerous pass-rusher who is always on the move. His first step will hardly astound anyone, but everything that follows is awe-inspiring. Ebiketie’s edge flexibility and ability to make himself a difficult target for offensive linemen to hit is unmatched in this class.
Round 2, Pick 61 (via trade)
Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M
HT: 6’1 WT: 215 lbs
Isaiah Spiller has good height and physique for a running back. He can start and halt to set up his blockers, utilizing jump cuts. Spiller is a hard runner and a competitive to fit the bill. He has good hands out of the backfield and is a willing blocker in pass protection.
Round 3, Pick 91
Lecitus Smith, G, VA. Tech
HT: 6’3 WT: 320 lbs
Lecitus Smith is a bit of a project, but one that could provide great dividends. Smith’s strength is pass protection. His pocket protection is top-notch with his quick feet and ability to to pinch and redirect pass rushers. Where Smith struggles is run blocking. This should be improved with work to his technique and sometimes time in the weight room.
Round 3, Pick 93 (via trade)
Brandon Smith, LB, Penn St.
HT: 6’3 WT: 241 lbs
Brandon Smith has fantastic speed and athleticism combined with fluid movement, agility and burst. Smith is very solid in space and an excellent tackler that finishes strong. Does well in zone coverage and athletic enough to play man coverage. Smith could become a hybrid linebacker/safety for the Buccaneers.
Round 4, Pick 133
Leon O’Neal, S, Texas A&M
HT: 6’1 WT: 210 lbs
Leon O’Neal possesses the size and awareness needed to play the position at this level. Reads the route well allowing him to anticipate his breaks with success. O’Neal is a solid run stopper with the willingness and skill to make the big hit.
Round 5, Pick 172 (via trade)
Chasen Hines, G/C, LSU
HT: 6’3 WT: 350 lbs
Chasen Hines can play both guard and center positions for the Buccaneers if needed. He is quick out of his stance when needed to pull. Hines has a great punch and solid anchor, he will need some work pass protection sets and on handling counter pass rushing moves.
Round 6, Pick 187 (via trade)
Kellen Diesch, T, Arizona State
HT: 6’7 WT: 300 lbs
Kellen Diesch is very athletic for his size. His quickness and fluidity are top notch. Diesch is a two-year starter for ASU’s pro-style offense. Look for him to be a swing style tackle with an upside of being a starter.
Round 7, Pick 248
Eyioma Uwazurike, DT, Iowa State
HT: 6’6 WT: 320 lbs
Eyioma Uwazurike’s size, length, and quickness combine to make him an intriguing defensive line prospect at the next level. He has played every defensive line position and been productive. He’s an active pass rusher who uses his hands well and can switch from an edge approach to a straight bull rush in the middle of a rep. At either nose or five-technique, he will appeal to three to four teams.
This mock draft was done using the Pro Football Network’s Simulator.
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