Wait, a mock draft in July? Yes, you read that right. Here is what MMQB’s Albert Breer believes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will do in April 2019.
For most fans, the Draft is the biggest day of the year. For Tampa Bay Buccaneers supporters it has been exactly that for over ten seasons.
Breer sees the Bucs landing the ninth pick in the Draft next season. Which indicates another season full of struggles for Tampa Bay.
LSU defensive back Greedy Williams was slated to be picked by the Bucs. Last season, Williams had 38 total tackles and six interceptions. He showed his ability to cover some of the SEC’s best receivers and be a playmaker in the secondary.
Here’s Breer’s take on the flashy cornerback:
"Corners are always valued, and LSU’s been a defensive back factory, so it makes sense that NFL evaluators will look to Baton Rouge for another great one. Williams has the rangy frame that teams look for these days, and put together a splashy 2017 season after redshirting in 2016."
It’s such a long time from now, but cornerback appears to be one of the biggest weaknesses for Tampa. Even though general manager Jason Licht selected multiple defensive backs in the 2018 Draft, it may remain a need next season.
With Brent Grimes likely calling it a career soon, there will be a need for another defensive back. Williams could help bring forth a young, versatile secondary.
A few other names to note on the top ten were Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, brother of the star defensive end Joey Bosa and Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham. Both are big time prospects entering 2018 and should be on every NFL front office’s radar.