Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mock Draft Roundup 1.0
Throughout the year and leading up to the 2023 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:
The Athletic - Dane Brugler (5/3)
31. Jalen Catalon, S, Arkansas
The only chance Catalon has of cracking the first round is if he cleans up his wild pursuit skills and missed tackles. He is also undersized, but he plays with the explosiveness, instincts and toughness that makes it feel like he is part of every play -- similar to Antoine Winfield Jr.
Draft Wire - Luke Easterling (5/3)
32. Jordan Battle, S, Alabama
The Bucs added Logan Ryan and Keanu Neal this offseason, but they're on one-year deals, and Mike Edwards is on the last year of his rookie deal. Battle would give Tampa Bay a dynamic safety tandem with Antoine Winfield Jr. on the back end.
Fox Sports - Jason McIntyre (5/3)
31. Myles Murphy, EDGE, Clemson
The 6-foot-4, 275-pound pass-rusher has 12 sacks and 25 tackles for loss in two seasons.
PFF - Michael Renner (5/2)
31. Devin Leary, QB, North Carolina State
N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren called Leary the best quarterback in the country on the Tailgate podcast last month. While I wouldn't go that far, Leary had himself one heck of a 2021 season. He earned an 85.1 passing grade with 31 big-time throws and only nine turnover-worthy plays as a redshirt junior in 2021.
CBS - Ryan Wilson (5/2)
31. Phil Jurkovec, QB, Boston College
Jurkovec returned to BC after an injury disrupted his '21 season. He's a Notre Dame transfer who layers the ball well to all levels and has a lot of the traits NFL teams look for in their signal callers.
The Draft Network - Joe Marino (4/30)
31. Joey Porter Jr., CB, Penn State
The Buccaneers have some expiring contracts at the cornerback position to consider in the offseason and may need to look to the draft for replacement. Porter is everything the Buccaneers typically prefer in terms of size and physicality from the position.
The 33rd Team - Michael Schottey (4/30)
31. Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma
Easily one of the top returning receivers in college football, Mims is just now ascending to the starting lineup, and it's possible there's some rockiness in that offense with questions at the quarterback position. That said, the young wideout has been more and more productive the more Oklahoma has featured him in their passing attack and he'd be a good addition to round out the Bucs' passing attack.
Pro Football Network - Cam Mellor (4/30)
31. Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida
Another Gator in this first round and another Gator quarterback to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This time, however, Anthony Richardon's skill set is a dramatic improvement over Kyle Trask's. Richardson has an elite arm. He'll drop perfectly placed throws 50 yards downfield with the flick of a wrist.
Richardson can improve his pocket presence as the full-time starter finally, and that should come in time. What separates Richardson from any generic big-armed quarterback is the fact that he has a unicorn-like skill set. He's 6'4" and 236 pounds but reportedly hit as low as 4.4 in the 40-yard dash. Those kinds of numbers would be unrivaled as one of the best athletic performances from a quarterback in history.
Barstool Sports - Steven Cheah (4/30)
31. Derick Hall, EDGE, Auburn
At 6'3" 251 lbs. he had 9.0 sacks and 12.5 TFLs as a Junior for the Tigers. Joe Tryon-Shoyinka looks like a stud as EDGE, but Shaq Barrett is starting to get up there is age, so they take Hall round 1 as a rotational piece.
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