Buccaneers’ 2017 7-Round Mock Draft 1.0
By Zach Sauers
Corey Davis – WR – Western Michigan
With the 19th overall selection in the 2017 NFL draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select… Corey Davis, wide receiver Western Michigan. Davis would be a great selection at this point in the draft. It is very unlikely that the top two running back talents in the draft such as Dalvin Cook or Leonard Fournette fall, so in a weak offensive line draft, the Bucs fill their wide receiver need.
The Bucs have been extremely limited in their play calls due to the injuries across the board, especially that of Vincent Jackson’s. Now with Mike Evans solidified as one of the best receivers in the game, a complementary player to him is needed. Adam Humphries has played well at times, but fits more as an ideal slot man, so the Bucs will need to address this. Another receiver who can line up on the outside is what Tampa has been lacking, but that is all solved with Davis.
After this selection, no longer will Jameis Winston need to throw a ball into double or triple coverage because Evan’s is the only true receiver he trusts. Davis is a big bodied receiver who not only has the hands and the speed, but also the vision that could make him an elite pass catcher in the league.
The Bucs finally would have a number two receiver.