Buccaneers first 2020 NFL Draft mock in month of December
By Jacob Holley
The Buccaneers have been hurting for new offensive lineman for years. Donovan Smith has been a disappointment despite his contract extension, Demar Dotson is starting to regress with age and the clock is ticking on the line falling apart completely.
There is talent in the second round at offensive line, even though that’s not what most fans want to hear. Delpit is too much of a playmaker and instant-impact prospect to pass up in the first round, so the Bucs will make do here with Trey Adams.
Making do isn’t exactly how I’d describe it, though. Adams is a freak of nature. His size alone makes him a threat to NFL defenses at a massive 6’8 and 327 pounds. He’s adept at pass protection and his footwork is NFL-ready. He’s as technically sound as any offensive tackle in the draft.
So why is he falling to the second round? Sadly, it’s due to his injury history. Adams tore his ACL in 2017 and suffered from a back injury in 2018 that caused him to miss nearly the entire season. However, he’s been healthy in 2019 and continues to impress on the field. He’s a bit of a risk, but his upside is huge if he can stay healthy in Tampa.