Players for the Buccaneers to target on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft
Kellen Mond, QB, TAMU
Mond has shot up draft boards in recent weeks, and his upside on a team like the Bucs is hard to ignore. With a top-end potential that projects close to the likes of Dad Prescott, the Buccaneers aren’t wasting anything with a pick like this in the second or third round.
A depth quarterback won’t play a massive role on the team for the next few years, but a player like Mond could be the answer at the position for the future if the Bucs can build him up in the right ways.
Levi Onwuzurike, DT, Washington
If the Bucs want to stick with the current trend of taking defensive players from Washington, Levi Onwuzurike could be available in the second round and a great option to serve in a depth role alongside college teammate Joe Tryon.
Quinn Meinerz, IOL, Wisconsin-Whitewater
The Bucs want to keep depth on their offensive line for down the road, and Meinerz is quickly becoming a draft darling for Day 2. The Buccaneers could be the team to win the Meinerz sweepstakes and get a starting-caliber interior lineman for the future for cheap.
Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis
Gainwell would enter a very crowded running back room, but his ability to split reps between receiver and running back would help him make the most of limited reps while also serving as a legitimate featured option for down the road.