Buccaneers Seven Round Mock Draft: Special Edition
The Tampa Bay Bucs currently sit at the 19th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. Now with their first overall selection, General Manager Jason Licht pulls the trigger on the extremely raw and talented 6’4″ 246 pound tight end David Njoku from Miami University.
The selection of Njoku is not only due to him being the best available player on the board, but also someone the Bucs have kept in contact with over these past few months. Njoku provides another pass-catching weapon for the highly powerful Dirk Koetter’s offense and also a raw product who the Bucs’ coaching staff can groom into something special.
Many Buc fans may remember that the team was extremely high and hopeful for the potential of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, but it was never able to pan out. Here once again, Licht decides to once again fill the need for weapons for Jameis Winston and the chance at a dual tight end offense.
Fans may argue that the rise of Cameron Brate will sway the odds of a tight end being selected, but if you take a look at who Tampa has been reaching out to in months prior to the draft, you can say that they are in the market for another tight end.
First Florida State, then Florida, and now Miami. Are the Bucs expanding their fan-base throughout the state or what?