Round 7, Pick 215: Zedrick Woods, S, Mississippi
It looks like the Buccaneers are going to roll with Justin Evans and let Bucannon roll all over the field in 2019 and may not look to add another safety to plug and play right away. Especially after moving M.J. Stewart to safety, it appears that Tampa Bay will leave it to Stewart and Jordan Whitehead to compete for the other safety role this season.
Zedrick Woods set the combine on fire after running a blazing 4.29 40 yard dash in Indianapolis earlier this month. Woods added an additional 19 bench press reps, ranking him in the 72nd percentile of all safeties. Having the potential to be a hard-hitting, field-covering safety at the next level, Woods could be a steal here in the seventh round for the Bucs.
Round 7, Pick 233 (via Miami Dolphins): Sione Takitaki, LB, Brigham Young
Here is another theoretical selection for the Bucs in this mock where the Dolphins trade up for the fifth overall selection.
Although the Bucs selected Bush in the first round in this mock draft, Tampa Bay adds a second linebacker here as well in Brigham Young’s Sione Takitaki. Considering that Licht was rather uncertain and gloomy about the future of Kendell Beckwith’s future, it would be wise for the Bucs to add another linebacker in this draft.
In case you have not heard, Beckwith might not play again after breaking his ankle in a car accident last offseason and missing the entire 2018 season. Takitaki ranked in the top 75th percentile in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, and broad jump at the combine. With the athleticism to compete at the next level, Takitaki is raw, but with a seventh round flyer, the Bucs again could hit a home run to end the 2019 draft.