Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 7.0

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:

ESPN - Mel Kiper (4/13)

27. Devonte Wyatt, IDL, Georgia

The Bucs are another team that could take a guard in Round 1, but I see a fit with Wyatt, who could take Ndamukong Suh's spot next to Vita Vea. Wyatt played mostly as a 3-technique tackle for the Bulldogs, but he could play end in a 3-4 defense, too. He wasn't a super productive pass-rusher (2.5 sacks last season), but he has the physical tools that coordinators will want to mold. Cornerback could be a possibility for Tampa Bay as well.

The Draft Network - Keith Sanchez (4/13)

27. Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

With the return of Tom Brady, the Buccaneers are back in win-now mode. Brady and the front office have done a good job re-signing/acquiring enough weapons for the offense, so I believe they decide to address the defense with this pick.

The Buccaneers draft CB Kaiir Elam, a long, athletic corner who ran a sub-4.4s 40-yard dash, showing how explosive he is. Elam has NFL pedigree and should be a plug-and-play starter for Tampa Bay. - Lance Zierlein (4/12)

27. Travis Jones, IDL, Connecticut

The big (6-5, 333), long and disruptive Jones should step quickly into the void left by Ndamukong Suh's departure to help Tampa maintain its defensive standards.

CBS Sports - Will Brinson (4/12)

27. Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota

Running it back from the last mock with the Bucs adding another defensive player up front.

PFF - Anthony Treash (4/11)

27. Jordan Davis, IDL, Georgia

Taking Jordan Davis to slot in alongside Vita Vea would take Tampa's run defense to another level. It's no secret that the 6-foot-6, 341-pounder is a freaky athlete, and he projects as a high-level run-stuffer at the next level.

Davis earned an 89.2 run-defense grade while collecting 47 run stops and 17 tackles for loss or no gain over the last three years. He missed just four of his 75 tackle attempts against the run over that span.

The problem is that Davis is far from a refined pass-rusher and not an every-down player. He played just over a third of the team's snaps this past season and turned in a lackluster 69.0 pass-rush grade for the season.

Run-stuffing interior defensive linemen are valuable pieces in the NFL, but Davis' ceiling will only be so high if this playstyle remains. For that reason, Davis comes off the board late in Round 1 for me.

ESPN - Jordan Reid (4/11)

27. Kenyon Green, IOL, Texas A&M

Ali Marpet's retirement was surprising, but the team quickly moved to acquire Shaq Mason. The Bucs still have a need at the other guard spot, though. At 6-foot-4, 323 pounds, Green is a sturdy option who played all five positions up front during his career with the Aggies.

He has the strength, awareness and physical traits necessary to immediately step into an NFL role.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (4/11)

27. Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

Hill is part of a Wolverines defense that could end up seeing three players go in Round 1 next spring. He's underrated nationally but watch him play and it becomes clear pretty quickly that he's in the running for one of the best defensive backs in this class. He's listed as a safety but he can line up anywhere.

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