The Buccaneers can still add weapons for Tom Brady in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Mock draft season never ends. As the Buccaneers approach the 2021 NFL Draft, figuring out which direction the team will go is an extremely difficult prospect. The Bucs have no needs right now and won’t draft a single starter, so speculation is the only way to push forward.
Based on the team right now and the quality of the offensive and defensive prospects in the class, focusing on the offense early could play out well long-term. This doesn’t mean that the Bucs should neglect their defense before a chance to repeat in the Super Bowl, but keeping the offense well-staffed for Tom Brady seems prudent.
It may look like the Buccaneers have a mountain of depth at the receiver position, but there are enough question marks to warrant a first-round pick here.
Mike Evans and Chris Godwin missed time last season. While the Bucs were able to rely on their depth during these moments, a quality pick to replace Antonio Brown if he doesn’t return makes plenty of sense.
Rondale Moore is a question mark from a health standpoint, but his ability to leave an impact on offense and special teams could make him an attractive option in Tampa.
The Buccaneer special teams haven’t been great in recent years, and Moore could be the perfect player to turn this streak of bad luck around. In addition to return duties, Moore has incredible athleticism that can allow him to flourish in a Tavon Austin-Tyreek Hill role with the Bucs.
Moore doesn’t have the size to line up in the backfield much, but his ability to threaten multiple angles on offense makes him worth a first-round pick at 32.