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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2018 NFL Draft, (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2018 NFL Draft, (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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Round 5, Pick 153: Kendall Sheffield, CB, Ohio State

The last pick in 2019 that the Buccaneers would get from Washington as part of their deal would be this pick, the 153rd overall selection. With this pick, the Buccaneers add a late round flyer to their secondary, just in case Arians’ confidence in Hargreaves and Davis does not pan out in the new scheme as he had liked.

Kendall Sheffield from Ohio State cannot catch a break. He did not have the 2018 season that he wanted to have, recording only six passes defended and 35 tackles. He did, however, pick off two passes and forced one fumble as well for the Buckeye defense.

The combine was supposed to be Sheffield’s time to shine and vault himself way up draft boards as he was expected to test off the charts. However, before he could even step on the field in Indianapolis, Sheffield injured his pectoral performing the bench press drill, thus ending his weekend way early and leaving him stranded as a day-three pick in the draft.

The Buccaneers have a chance to get a steal in Sheffield as, under the right coaching, the athletic freak could mold into a technician at the cornerback position. Coming in as a rookie, Sheffield could give the Buccaneers a nice depth piece behind Hargreaves and Davis, and who knows? Maybe Sheffield could turn into a quality starter in the NFL.