Saturday, April 17, 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 9.0

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:

EDSFootball - Hanson (4/15)

32. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

Along with all other 21 starters, Ndamukong Suh is back with the Bucs in an attempt to run it back for the Super Bowl champs. If Barmore slips to this point, he represents good value (19th on our big board) as a long-term replacement for the 34-year-old Suh.

The redshirt sophomore had 9.5 tackles for loss including eight sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020 and played his best football down the stretch. Six of Barmore's sacks came in the final six games of the season and Georgia edge rusher Azeez Ojulari was the only SEC defender to record more sacks in 2020.

Fox Sports - Rang (4/15)

32. Gregory Rousseau, EDGE, Miami (FL)

If the draft falls this way, general manager Jason Licht might be very nearly as excited on draft day as he was with the Bucs winning the Super Bowl. Rousseau is certainly raw, but he's also supremely gifted and would have time to learn behind a similarly-built and talented (but aging) Jason Pierre-Paul.

CBS Sports - Jones (4/14)

32. Landon Dickerson, IOL, Alabama

The Bucs could do anything here, including auctioning the pick to whichever team wants the sixth QB in the draft (Davis Mills.) Because they return all their starters and have no holes, this pick can be all about depth and all about 2022. Dickerson has an injury history, no doubt, but he also allowed just one sack in 800 pass-block snaps the past two years and played all five positions in college.

Washington Post - Clayton (4/14)

32. Azeez Ojulari, EDGE, Georgia

Jason Pierre-Paul is getting older, and the Bucs stress having a strong pass rush. Ojulari could fit in nicely.

The Athletic - Brugler (4/14)

32. Joe Tryon, EDGE, Washington

Fresh off a Super Bowl victory, the Bucs have done a nice job retaining key players for another run at the championship, but there is no such thing as too much pass rush. Tryon is still developing his pass rush arsenal, but his body type and athleticism could easily land him in the first round.

Yahoo Sports! - Edholm (4/13)

32. Najee Harris, RB, Alabama

With 22 starters back from a Super Bowl winner, the Bucs are in a glorious position here. Harris should supplant Leonard Fournette in time if this happens, and we can see Bruce Arians falling for a back who mimics some of the things David Johnson did for him in Arizona.

ESPN - Kiper (4/13)

32. Christian Barmore, IDL, Alabama

General manager Jason Licht has done a great job putting together a great core, and the Bucs are essentially bringing back the exact same roster for 2021. That's not a terrible idea when you've just won the Super Bowl. One spot where they could get younger is defensive tackle. Barmore could replace Ndamukong Suh long term and play next to elite nose tackle Vita Vea. Barmore has some potential as a 3-technique pass-rusher. - Schrager (4/8)

32. Davis Mills, QB, Stanford

I don't know where Mills goes exactly, but the buzz around the league is that he could be a first-round pick and will most likely be the sixth quarterback selected. I'll throw him to Tampa Bay, where he can learn from a pretty good QB1.

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