Buccaneers first 2020 NFL Draft mock in month of December

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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The Buccaneers are coming off of their second straight win of the season over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here is a 2020 NFL Draft mock to celebrate.

To be fair, both wins come from teams that are at the bottom of their divisions, including the rival Atlanta Falcons, but every win counts the same. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now inching closer towards not only a .500 record, but the 2020 NFL Draft.

As the Bucs improve to 5-7 on the season, they still have much to work on. Tampa Bay fans won’t have to worry about securing those elusive playoff tickets to see their team play this year, as with every year since 2007, but as the season has progressed some areas of the team have shown some improvement.

It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing. The roster still needs a bit of an overhaul if it wants to compete in the dense NFC South next season. This mock draft aims to address these issues as much as possible without factoring in trades or free agent signings.

Since Bucs fans are feeling optimistic right now, this mock draft is optimistic as well. We’re going to ignore the question marks at quarterback for now and focus on improving the many other areas of the team that need an infusion of new talent. We’re also going to operate on the assumption that Jason Pierre-Paul, Ndamukong Suh, Carl Nassib and Shaq Barrett will all return next season. This is the opposite of a rebuild.

So without further ado, here is the first Tampa Bay Buccaneers mock draft of 2019; “reloading, not restocking.”