NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah released the third version of his mock draft with nine days to go and sent land Josh Allen to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 2019 NFL Draft is officially nine days away as draft guides and final editions of mock drafts are now being released. In the third edition of Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network’s mock draft, he has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting Kentucky edge rusher Josh Allen with the fifth overall pick.
Allen is considered as one of the elite pass rushing prospects in this draft, along with the likes of Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, and Brian Burns. Looking more and more likely that the Buccaneers will have the chance to land either Allen or Williams with the fifth overall pick, every fan in Tampa Bay should be drooling at the thought alone.
The majority of the investments made by Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht this offseason have been on the defensive side of the ball. The additions of pass rusher Shaquil Barrett, linebacker Deone Bucannon, and safety Kentrell Brice will not prohibit the Buccaneers from also investing their first three picks on the defensive side of the ball.
It is to the offense to nobody to say that the Buccaneers defense was downright offensive a year ago, as many key players were injured and underperforming. Now, after losing their starting middle linebacker during free agency, Licht and his team continue to pick up the pieces; getting an elite defensive talent would certainly expedite the process.
Landing Allen with the fifth pick in the draft would give the Buccaneers a formidable front seven, bookending the edges with Barrett. As the draft creeps closer, the probability of adding one of the two best players in all of the SEC last season falling to the Buccaneers continues to increase, much to the joy and praise of the entire city of Tampa Bay.