This next prospect is a bit of a stretch as he is usually mocked top-four in most mock drafts, but all it takes is one team to trade up for a quarterback for Josh Allen to get bumped down a spot or two and fall into the Buccaneers’ lap. If Allen is available with the fifth overall pick, Jason Licht and his team better be sprinting to the podium to call out their pick.
Allen is elite; there is no other way to put it. After a monster senior season where Allen was named the SEC defensive Player of the Year, the pass rusher forwent the Senior Bowl in Mobile in order to prepare for the combine after initially accepting his invite. He went on to prove to everyone just who he was in Indianapolis at the combine.
Ranking in the 80th percentile or above in the 20 yard shuttle, 40 yard dash, and bench press, Allen silenced any doubters and put his unique skillset of both speed and strength on display. Measuring in at nearly 6’5 and 262 pounds, Allen also has the elite build that is desired in a pass rusher looking to compete against tackles at the next level.