Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
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:
Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
26) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jaylen Twyman, DT Pittsburgh
Twyman, one of my favorite prospects in the 2021 class, has the intangibles to be special. The redshirt junior, who sports a similar frame and explosive get-off to Panthers' alum Aaron Donald, posted 12 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 2019, becoming the first interior defensive lineman to lead the Panthers in sacks since -- you guessed it -- Donald.
Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
My prediction: Tom Brady's first season in Tampa is a success, but the offensive line crumbles when it matters most for its 43-year old leader, so the Bucs go with a tackle in the draft.
Walter Football (5/19)
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
The Buccaneers waited until the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft to find a running back. If Ke'Shawn Vaughn doesn't pan out, Tampa Bay may use this selection to upgrade the backfield.
Travis Etienne is coming off a huge year in which he rushed for 1,572 yards. He should work to become a better receiver.
CBS Sports - Edwards (5/12)
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
Ke'Shawn Vaughn is unlikely the answer in Tampa. Etienne is in the pole position to be the top running back prospect. The Buccaneers continue to supply skill talent around Tom Brady.
CBS Sports - Trapasso (5/4)
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State
Vita Vea blossomed in Year 2 after an injury-riddled rookie season. By 2021, he'll likely need a running mate on the interior. Wilson got hurt at Florida State last year yet flashed awesome pass-rush ability because of his burst and hand work.
PFF - Renner (4/30)
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Edge Carlos Basham, Wake Forest
Basham is a force to be reckoned with. His combination of size (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) and explosiveness will have NFL evaluators drooling over what he could become in the NFL. To date, though, Basham is defined more by his inconsistency as he alternated between dominant games and disappearing acts.
San Diego Union Tribune (4/29)
28. Tampa Bay (12/1) -- Carlos Basham Jr., Edge, Wake Forest
Basham's 11 sacks as a redshirt junior were the second-most ever in a season by a Demon Deacon. His 18 tackles for loss were second in the ACC.
SI - Hanson (4/27)
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Quincy Roche, EDGE, Miami (FL)
The Bucs used the franchise tag to retain Shaq Barrett, and Jason Pierre-Paul is on the wrong side of 30 and a free agent after the 2021 season. After transferring from Temple, Roche joins Gregory Rousseau to give the Hurricanes one of the best pass rushes in college football. Roche had 19 tackles for loss and 13 sacks in 12 games last season.
Bleacher Report - Miller (4/27)
26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
There's reason to believe Tom Brady will still be the quarterback in Tampa one year from today, which makes loading up the offense through the draft for his last year under contract a smart bet.
Bruce Arians loves pass-catching running backs in his offense, and the early look at 2020 has Oklahoma State do-it-all Chuba Hubbard as the best of the class. He's productive both as a runner and receiver and has the power and burst to be this year's version of Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
SB Nation - Kadar (4/27)
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tylan Wallace, WR, Oklahoma State
Chris Godwin is a free agent after this season and could cash in big. If he does and leaves Tampa, his replacement can be found in the draft. In the last two seasons, Wallace has more than 2,300 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.
The Athletic - Brugler (4/27)
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
Etienne surprised many with his decision to return to Clemson for his senior season. Projecting as more of a second-round pick, he has a chance to sneak into the first round next year if he makes improvements as a receiver and blocker.
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