Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Early April mid-week mock draft featuring a trade!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2018 NFL Draft, (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Round 2, Pick 46: Johnathan Abram, S, Mississippi State

In this scenario, the Buccaneers landed Washington’s second round pick as part of the deal to move up to grab Haskins. With the 46th pick in the draft, the Buccaneers add a hard-hitting safety to the third level of their defense in Johnathan Abram from Mississippi State.

Abram, who is set to visit the Buccaneers as part of their pre-draft process, measures in at nearly 6’0 and 205 pounds; at that size, he ran a blazing 4.45 second 40 yard dash. In a safety group that looks to field Justin Evans and Kentrell Brice in 2019 at this point, Abram would be a welcome addition in Tampa Bay.

In 2018 for the Bulldogs, Abram fell just one tackle short of 100, including nine behind the line of scrimmage… from the third level of the defense. These types of numbers paired with his 40 time indicate that Abram flies around the gridiron.

This would be a welcome quality to add to the Buccaneers defense. The Tampa Bay secondary is currently bleeding, and as new head coach Bruce Arians has raved about cornerbacks Vernon Hargreaves and Carlton Davis, he has not quite instilled that much confidence in the safety group. Here, Tampa Bay adds Abram in order to bolster up their secondary.