The third and final mock draft of the week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers look to plug holes and stop the flooding along the defensive side of the ball.
As promised, here is the third mock draft of the week. In the past two editions, Josh Allen from Kentucky and Jawaan Taylor have come off of the board at the fifth overall pick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; who will they take with the fifth pick in the draft here? With less than a month to go until the draft, the Buccaneers draft board is starting to come into focus, and it seems that they will make a heavy investment on the defensive side of the ball when the main event rolls around at the end of April.
While it may be more likely for the Buccaneers to trade out of the fifth overall slot this year and gather more assets to add even more talent, no trades will take place in this mock draft. With team needs all over the defense, specifically at the linebacker position and in the secondary, Tampa Bay have been rumored to be looking to potentially sign veteran corner Morris Claiborne and have explored a trade for linebacker Darron Lee who played under defensive coordinator Todd Bowles in New York.
However, neither of those rumors have come to fruition yet and the Buccaneers still have holes to fill. Now rumors that Gerald McCoy’s days could be numbered in Tampa Bay are beginning to heat up, creating yet another hole along the defense. How will the Buccaneers plan to attack the 2019 NFL Draft?