When this is published, we’ll all be about two and a half days from seeing who the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. If they take a player at seven.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just one of several teams speculated as trade-back candidates in an off-season which has already seen more trade activity than usual.
This makes things a whole lot of fun, and a little more complicated for those of us who like to dip our toes into the pool of realistic imagination. You might call us, mock drafters.
I am a mock drafter. A proud one at that. The thought of peering into the mutli-dimensional what-ifs of the NFL Draft every year not only put a bow on the previous year of player evaluations, but also serves to get the blood flowing a bit in the proverbial hype machines surrounding the league.
For instance, the Cleveland Browns have made a formidable squad on paper. With the right draft, they could actually find themselves in the mix for a playoff spot come mid-November.
Yeah, I said it. Well. Wrote it.
I may be wrong about the Browns once the season begins of course. As we all witnessed in 2017, putting names on paper isn’t enough to actually win games. I’m shocked.
My final mock draft of the off-season will go up on The Pewter Plank the morning of draft day. Until then, let’s take a look at three of the more widespread mocks and see what we found.