Bucs 2020 NFL Draft: Mock draft for Tom Brady at quarterback

Andrew Thomas, Georgia, (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)
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With Tom Brady officially on the Buccaneers, the focus of the team will now turn to the 2020 NFL Draft and finding pieces to support their new quarterback.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made it clear that they are in “win now” mode with their recent acquisition of Tom Brady.

While the same steps would likely have been taken if Jameis Winston remained on the team, the Buccaneers will likely use this upcoming draft to give their quarterback all the weapons necessary to make it back to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade.

With the defense looking to remain the same for 2020, this mock draft will mostly focus on the offense and acquiring depth pieces across the team that put Tom Brady in the best position to win.

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Round 1: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia 

Have you seen this pick before? It should come as a surprise to no one that the Buccaneers will likely be targeting an offensive lineman in the first or second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Bucs need a replacement for Demar Dotson and the top four tackles in this draft class look historically great.

At the 14th overall pick, the Buccaneers would be lucky to take what they can get. In this situation, Andrew Thomas, a tackle who is certainly not the worst of the four, was still available.

This would be an excellent pickup for the Bucs. Thomas has the potential to be a starter from day one and will provide the exact type of protection that Tom Brady will need to succeed.

Mobility will surely be more of a problem for Brady than it was for Winston and the Bucs have to make sure that they protect their new star.

Just so that it is clear, this was a move that the Buccaneers would have probably made even if Jameis Winston stayed on the roster. The narrative that the Bucs suddenly care about protecting their quarterback and are just now deciding that it is a good idea to provide the most important player on their team with opportunities to succeed is flawed.

Andrew Thomas would be a great pickup in the top-10, and he looks even better at 14th pick overall. The Bucs would get a stellar offensive lineman for years to come with this pick.