Bucs 2020 NFL Draft: Final mock draft before the Combine

Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
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In honor of Combine Week, here is a final mock draft for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that address their biggest needs as of now.

This mock draft is being conducted as though the Buccaneers will bring Jameis Winston back but will also let several notable free agents walk due to their price.

In this draft, the Bucs will need to fill holes left by Ndamukong Suh and Demar Dotson due to their expensive projected prices for the 2020 season relative to their level of production in 2019.

This mock will also assume that the Buccaneers make no major trades between now and the draft other than potentially at tight end and the team will not try to trade up or down in the draft.

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Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa 

The Buccaneers used their first draft pick in this mock on one of their biggest positions of need; offensive tackle. Tristan Wirfs fell to the 14th pick and was too good to pass up.

Wirfs is likely a top-10 talent that would immediately help the Buccaneer offensive line while also being more price efficient than Demar Dotson. Dotson’s career is waning and the Buccaneers should invest now if an opportunity like this presents itself.

Four offensive tackles in this draft class really turn heads and the Buccaneers would be lucky to get any of them.

Wirfs is an impressive combination of size and athleticism and could help the Buccaneers with both the run and the pass.

Tristan Wirfs had a solid career in a Big 10 offense at Iowa and was selected to the First Team All-Big 10 along with being the Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2019.

The Buccaneers would get a proven player with this selection and would have their offensive line figured out for many years to come.