JT’s 2023 Buccaneers’ Mock Draft 2.0


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired their offensive coordinator. This will give the team some clarity as they head towards the NFL combine and free agency. It also paints a clearer picture as to what the Bucs will do in the NFL Draft.

There is still so much to figure out between now and then. The Bucs are currently more than $50 million over the cap limit and the roster will look drastically different than the last few years. However, based on what we know now here is my mock draft 2.0 in an attempt to predict what the Buccaneers will do.

19th overall – Broderick Jones, Offensive Tackle, Georgia

Jones might turn out to be the best offensive tackle in this draft class. He is incredibly athletic and looks the part of a true franchise left tackle. With the future unclear surrounding current left tackle Donavan Smith, bring in his replacement sooner rather than later can only help the Buccaneers now and in the long term.

50th overall – Mazi Smith, Defensive Tackle, Michigan

Smith is considered to be one of the best athletes in the entire draft. He was the top rated player on the Feldman’s Freaks list and he’s a guy whose best football might still be ahead of him. Smith played a lot of nose tackle in college, but with his explosiveness and agility he could project as a pass rusher in the long run.

82nd overall – Kyu Blu Kelly, Cornerback, Stanford

One of the most impressive players at the Senior Bowl, Kelly being on the board here would be a dream. He has a long athletic build and can thrive in man to man coverage. He could follow in his father’s (Brian Kelly) footsteps and help the Buccaneers win their next Super Bowl.

155th overall – DeMarvion Overshown, Linebacker, Texas

Even if the Bucs can resign Lavonte David, the depth at this position needs an upgrade. Overshown is tall and fast. He could play some big nickel and is more versatile than an in the box thumper like KJ Britt.

175th overall – Payne Durham, Tight End, Purdue

Durham brings great size at 6’5 and 255 lbs. He can be a red zone target and has the frame and effort to be a good blocker as a backup tight end to Cade Otton.

181st overall – Puca Nacua, Wide Receiver, BYU

Nacua got a lot of buzz from the Senior Bowl. He can play inside and out and has very good quickness to create separation. Nacua could add an element to the wide receiver room that they are currently lacking.

196th overall – Jake Moody, Kicker, Michigan

It’s very likely that Ryan Succup will be cut this offseason the Buccaneers will have to find an answer at kicker. We have seen Jason Licht invest draft picks time and time again. Expect Moody to be taken sometime on day three.

232nd overall – Mohamed Ibrahim, Running Back, Minnesota

With Leonard Fournette possibly on his way out the Bucs will need to fill that void. Ibrahim is an absolute battering ram of a running back. He can be the gritty between the tackles runner to complement Rachaad White.

253rd overall – Aubrey Miller Jr, Linebacker, Jackson State

Throwing another dart at linebacker to really try to solidify the depth here. Miller is a small school guy who has shown well at every opportunity. He won’t be at the NFL Combine to show off his athletic ability, but he had some good moments at the Senior Bowl.

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