The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering several options for the upcoming NFL Draft. Here’s a look at the latest three-round mock draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are slated to pick with the No. 14 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft in just a couple of months.
The Buccaneers are considering several options as the organization looks to address a few roster holes in free-agency, as well as the NFL Draft.
Here’s a look at the latest NFL.com three-round mock draft with the players the Buccaneers took.
First Round: OT Mekhi Becton (Louisville)
NFL.com Analyst Chad Reuter has the Buccaneers selecting OT Mekhi Becton with the No. 14 overall pick in the draft.
If Becton is still there at No. 14, this would be a picture-perfect pick for Tampa Bay. Becton is huge, but has freakish athleticism for his size. He has great range and potentially has the highest upside of any offensive tackle in the draft.
I’m still of the opinion that he won’t be available by pick 14, but a lot of that has to do with how teams view the offensive linemen and even quarterbacks ahead of the Buccaneers.
Second Round: RB Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin)
Reuter has Tampa Bay taking Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor in the second round and that’d be a solid selection.
Out of all the running backs, I’d prefer J.K. Dobbins but Taylor would certainly be a nice addition to the roster. He’s a guy that can take a heavy load of carries and has explosiveness.
Taylor’s physicality could help Tampa Bay establish a better running game and give the organization a solid 1-2 punch moving forward at running back.
Third Round: EDGE Josh Uche (Michigan)
Josh Uche still had a year of eligibility left at Michigan, but elected to go ahead and enter the NFL Draft as a redshirt junior.
He has shown solid explosiveness and an ability to play at the next level, but I might would expect Tampa Bay to go safety in the third round instead of looking at an edge rusher.
The only way that may change is if the Buccaneers aren’t able to get a deal done with Jason Pierre-Paul.