Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Way-too-early Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2025 NFL mock draft roundup

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2025 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 Buccaneers:

Fox Sports - Rob Rang (5/3)

13. Donovan Jackson, IOL, Ohio State

A powerfully built 6-foot-4, 320-pounder, Jackson is the latest in the long line of former five-star recruits polishing their game at Ohio State before earning a high selection in the NFL. He generated all-conference honors at left guard following each of the past two seasons, including first-team accolades by both the media and league coaches in 2023, but nevertheless returned for a chance at a national championship.

ESPN - Jordan Reid (5/2)

13. Benjamin Morrison, CB, Notre Dame

Trading Carlton Davis III to the Lions left a hole at cornerback for Tampa Bay. Morrison is a ball hawk with nine interceptions over the past two seasons, and he broke up 13 passes in 2023 alone, tied for eighth most in the FBS. A true press-man perimeter defender, Morrison has very good footwork, but his grabby nature when matching patterns will need coaching.

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San Diego Union-Tribune - Eddie Brown (5/2)

9. Luther Burden III, WR, Missouri

Chris Godwin's contract is up after the upcoming season, and he'll no doubt seek a significant payday. Burden's 725 yards after the catch were third-most in the FBS last season, and he'd pair nicely with future Hall of Famer Mike Evans.

The Athletic - Dane Brugler (4/30)

10. James Pearce Jr., EDGE, Tennessee

Pearce put some fun pass-rush reps on last year's film, especially against South Carolina and Texas A&M. Although he is a little light (6-foot-5, 245 pounds), he has freaky ability and can secure top-10 status with another strong season.

PFF - Max Chadwick (4/29)

12. Travis Hunter, CB/WR, Colorado

The Buccaneers opt for the best player available in Colorado's Travis Hunter. Hunter is a freak of nature with his ability to play at a near-elite level at wide receiver and cornerback. He earned a 78.9 receiving grade and a 74.7 coverage grade in 2023.

The 33rd Team - Marcus Mosher (4/29)

13. Jalen Milroe, QB, Alabama

If there is a quarterback in this class who has a chance to have a Jayden Daniels-like rise, it's Jalen Milroe. In his first full season as a starter, he averaged a whopping 10.0 yards per attempt and ran for 531 yards. He still needs a lot of work, but the potential is there to be drafted in the top 10.

USA Today - Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (4/28)

11. Harold Perkins Jr., EDGE/LB, LSU

Listed at 6-1 and 220 pounds, Perkins could prove to be a tricky evaluation for NFL teams that typically want their pass rushers to be far rangier. Yet it's clear Perkins knows how to chart a course to the quarterback after he recorded 13 sacks and 26 tackles for loss in his first two seasons in Baton Rouge. The Buccaneers added second-rounder Chris Braswell to their edge rush this offseason, but Tampa Bay would surely benefit from someone with Perkins' burst and disruptive tendencies.

CBS Sports - Ryan Wilson (4/28)

12. Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

Ewers decided to return to Austin for 2024; he consistently throws with anticipation and will wear out defenses on second-level throws. He also layers the ball well, throws an accurate deep ball and will navigate the pocket well while keeping his eyes downfield. He needs to play with more consistency, but when he's on, he looks the part of a franchise QB.

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