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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup 6.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 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:

SI - Kevin Hanson (4/1)

TRADE - 24. Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College

Guard Ali Marpet retired this offseason, but he won't unretire (like Brady) after having "already bought a backpack" (to get his master's degree). In addition, the Bucs lost Alex Cappa to the Bengals in free agency. While Johnson also has experience at left tackle at Boston College and took snaps at center at the Senior Bowl, he'd be a plug-and-play starter for the Bucs at guard in Week 1.

Yahoo! Sports - Eric Edholm (3/31)

27. Travis Jones, IDL, Connecticut

We could see Jones fitting up front for a defensive line that's a bit shorthanded right now with Ndamukong Suh unsigned. Jones wouldn't replace Suh's pass-rush impact right away, but he would give them a physical tormentor to help disrupt up front.

ESPN - Mike Tannenbaum (3/30)

27. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

Ndamukong Suh could still re-sign to fill the Bucs' void at defensive tackle, but I'm just picturing opponents trying to rush up the middle against Vita Vea and Davis. Remember that NFC South offenses have the likes of Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara taking handoffs. You have to have a great run defense in that division, and Davis is the ultimate run-stopper. His combine workout was legendary, and if he stays in the 340-pound range, he will be a dominant defensive tackle in the NFL for a long time.

NFL.com - Bucky Brooks (3/29)

27. Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia

Adding a disruptive defender to play alongside Vita Vea at the point of attack could make the Buccaneers' defense downright scary on early downs.

The Draft Network - Brentley Weissman (3/28)

27. Zion Johnson, IOL, Boston College

With the loss of Alex Cappa, the Buccaneers have a bit of a hole at right guard. The team traded for Shaq Mason to replace Ali Marrpet and now with the addition of Zion Johnson here in the draft, this offensive line won't skip a beat. Johnson is an athletic and powerful guard who plays with outstanding technique. He is a plug-and-play player inside and will allow Tom Brady time to shred defenses.

The Athletic - Beat Writer Mock (3/28)

27. Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan

Auman: This wasn't ideal for Tampa Bay, with guards Zion Johnson and Kenyon Green gone at 21 and 24, and defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt gone at 20. With only one QB gone in the first 26 picks(!), I tried to get a QB-needy team to trade up, willing to drop into the second round to pick up an extra second-day pick, but alas, no partners. I also gave thought to Florida's Kaiir Elam here, a player with has the body type the Bucs love in their corners. But the more immediate need is a starter at left guard, and Raimann can be that. He's only two years removed from switching from tight end to tackle, so there's athleticism there and great measurables all around.

Brugler: Raimann will be a 25-year-old rookie with only two years (18 games) of offensive line experience in his life. Based on those facts, I could understand why some would be skeptical. But his tape is a ringing endorsement of why he is worthy of the first round and projects as a starter at either tackle or guard. And with Johnson and Green off the board in this scenario, Raimann isn't a bad backup plan.

PFF - Austin Gayle (3/28)

27. Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

Mafe is a wildly explosive player with a high pass-rushing ceiling at the next level. At 6-foot-3 and 261 pounds, the former Minnesota edge defender tested at the 87th percentile or better in the 10-yard split (1.59s), 40-yard dash (4.53s), vertical jump (38") and broad jump (92").

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