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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 2.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Bucs:

Rotoworld - Thor Nystrom (8/21)

28. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

If Ronald Jones takes a developmental leap or Ke'Shawn Vaughn proves to have starting chops, Tampa will look another direction. But if that duo underwhelms in 2020, taking a high-end running back prospect like Etienne or Chuba Hubbard at the end of Round 1 would make a ton of sense for the Bucs, who may enter 2021 with only one year left of the Tom Brady contention window.

PFF - Mike Renner (8/19)

28. Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson

Someone had to take a running back! Etienne may not be your prototypical between-the-tackles back, but he is precisely what you want in space. He broke the single-season record for broken tackles per attempt last year, with 91 broken tackles on 207 attempts.

The Draft Network - Kyle Crabbs (8/19)

31. Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami (FL)

The Buccaneers are projected to own somewhere around $20M in 2021 salary cap space entering next offseason with the cap reduction to $175M due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that figure comes with Shaq Barrett, Lavonte David, Rob Gronkowski, Ndamukong Suh, and Chris Godwin all not under contract. This could get ugly and the Bucs are going to have to make some tough choices. If Barrett explodes yet again as a pass-rusher, he may be the top name to be replaced, as top EDGE contracts can get rather pricey. Roche is explosive and sudden and will benefit from transferring from Temple to Miami to level up his frame before the 2021 draft.

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Previous update: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from various local beat writers.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Bucs in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 13

The draft and addition of tight end Rob Gronkowski since our last rankings didn't move the needle much as the Bucs stand pat at No. 13. Honestly, this feels about right until we see anything happen on the field. Once the NFL says OK, the Bucs will be the team most of us want to watch most closely.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 8

The offense has added Rob Gronkowski and Tristan Wirfs to go with Tom Brady. But this season will be decided by how well the secondary plays.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Bucs in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13at New Orleans Saints4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20vs. Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27at Denver Broncos4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. Los Angeles Chargers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11at Chicago Bears8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18vs. Green Bay Packers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25at Las Vegas Raiders8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 8Sun., Nov. 1at New York Giants8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8vs. New Orleans Saints8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15at Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22vs. Los Angeles Rams8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 29vs. Kansas City Chiefs4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 13BYE
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13vs. Minnesota Vikings1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20at Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27at Detroit LionsTBA / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3vs. Atlanta Falcons1:00 PM / Tickets

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the 16th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
113Tristan WirfsOTIowa
245Antoine Winfield Jr.SMinnesota
376Ke'Shawn VaughnRBVanderbilt
5161Tyler JohnsonWRMinnesota
6194Khalil DavisDTNebraska
7241Chapelle RussellLBTemple
7245Raymond CalaisRBLouisiana-Lafayette

More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Draft History

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rank in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB15.71 (22)54.05 (7)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB18.42 (1)57.8 (13)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR20.89 (12)73.03 (3)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE6.65 (28)20.06 (26)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Leonard Fournette168.4707.35.328.6205.90.64126.96
Cut by the Jags and signed by the Bucs, Fournette goes from clear lead back (90.9% of RB touches in 2019) to a situation where he is part of a committee in 2020. At least to open the season, Ronald Jones remains the guy, per Bruce Arians. More than likely, Fournette will emerge as more than a "heck of an insurance policy."
Ronald Jones157.66544.3331.9258.40.96122.98
Much better than his 2018 rookie campaign, Jones was solid, if not spectacular, as he finished 2019 as fantasy's RB27 with 1,033 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns. While Peyton Barber is no longer on the roster splitting touches, the Bucs have added Leonard Fournette, LeSean McCoy and third-round rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn to the backfield this offseason. Granted, Bruce Arians still refers to Jones as "our guy," saying that "nothing has changed," but the presence of the other backs (especially Fournette) should give fantasy owners pause about RoJo's outlook.
LeSean McCoy54232.21.3517122.40.5146.62
Ke'Shawn Vaughn21.692.90.656.8530.219.69
Even though Vaughn was drafted in the third round, he enters 2020 buried on the team's depth chart behind Jones, Fournette, etc.

MORE: See our full Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football Projections

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Chris Godwin Average Draft Position

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageJameis Winston - 19,737
Rushing YardageJames Wilder - 5,957
Receiving YardageMike Evans - 7,260
SacksWarren Sapp - 77
InterceptionsRonde Barber - 47
Coaching WinsJon Gruden - 57

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