Round 3, Pick 70. Blake Cashman, LB, Minnesota
Another hot name that should figure to hear his name called day-two of the draft is Minnesota linebacker Blake Cashman. If the Buccaneers decide to pass up on either of Devin White or Devin Bush in the first round, landing Cashman in the third round would be great value and he would be a perfect fit in Tampa Bay.
After losing Kwon Alexander to the San Francisco 49ers in free agency, the Buccaneers are looking for another athletic linebacker to fill the void. NFL Insider Benjamin Allbright has reported that the Buccaneers have had discussions of trading for 2016 first round pick Darron Lee, who played under Bowles in New York.
Another option is adding a linebacker in the top half of the draft. Even if the Bucs land Lee, due to the uncertain future of 2017 third rounder Kendell Beckwith, the Buccaneers may be in the market for a second linebacker as well, giving new addition Deone Bucannon the freedom to fly around the field in that versatile box safety/hybrid linebacker role.
While it is quite possible that Cashman goes in the second round, in this simulation he falls to the Bucs at the 70th pick overall. Tampa Bay lands an athletic backer to replace Alexander and give them some insurance in case Beckwith is unable to return to the field.